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We’re updating our qualifications to align to CIMSPA professional standards

Developed by employers and industry experts, CIMSPA professional standards redefine what learners need to know, understand and demonstrate to be ‘work-ready’ when completing a qualification.

Find out more about CIMSPA Professional Standards

 

The qualifications listed below form our suite of group exercise instructor qualifications. Mapped to the CIMSPA Core Group Exercise Instructor professional standard, successfully achieving these qualifications will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to teach and lead group exercise classes.

Fully mapped to standard
YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Group Circuit Training (603/3751/5) Specification
YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Group Indoor Cycling (603/3813/1) Specification
YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Group Circuit Training (603/3752/7) Specification
YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Group Indoor Cycling (603/3817/9) Specification
YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music (Freestyle) (603/3406/X) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) (603/3855/6) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) (603/3617/1) Specification

The qualifications listed below form our suite of gym instructor qualifications. Mapped to the CIMSPA Gym Instructor professional standard, successfully achieving these qualifications will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to engage, facilitate, support and educate clients in a gym environment.

Fully mapped to standard
YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (603/2767/4) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/2921/X) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing, Personal Training (Practitioner) and Portable Equipment (603/3504/X) Specification

The qualifications listed below form our suite of personal trainer qualifications. Mapped to the CIMSPA Personal Trainer professional standard, successfully achieving these qualifications will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to coach clients to meet their health and fitness goals.

Fully mapped to standard
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/2921/X) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing, Personal Training (Practitioner) and Portable Equipment (603/3504/X) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/2438/7) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner), Outdoor Exercise and Sports Conditioning (603/3510/5) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner), Outdoor Exercise, Sports Conditioning and Portable Equipment (603/3505/1) Specification
Partially mapped to standard
YMCA Level 3 Award in Nutrition to Support Physical Activity (603/3098/3) Specification
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (603/3103/3) Specification

The qualifications listed below form our suite of Strength and Conditioning qualifications. Mapped to the CIMSPA Strength and Conditioning Trainer professional standard, after successfully achieving these qualifications learners will be able to apply their knowledge to coach, engage, educate and support clients in a variety of training environments.

Fully mapped to standard
YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer) (603/3413/7) Specification