Exercise and Fitness Instructing

YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing

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By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a multi-disciplined Fitness Instructor, meeting the requirements of a range of CIMSPA professional standards.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence they need to follow a career as an exercise and fitness instructor.

Learners will meet the requirements of occupational, population and environment specialisms, allowing access to jobs working in the exercise and fitness sector in a range of settings and with a range of clients. 

 

QN

GLH

TQT

Operational start date

603/7285/0

390

546

01/05/2021

 

 

Supported by the sector

 

 

Endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

CIMSPA professional standards are employer-led and define the knowledge and skills individuals must understand and demonstrate to undertake a particular role.

 


 

Employers want their fitness instructors to be able to do more than one thing. Learners completing this qualification will meet the requirements of several CIMSPA professional standards including at least:

  • one occupation specialism
  • one population specialism
  • one environment specialism.


Increase employability


Focus on customer experience

 

 

Employers also want to be confident that their client-facing staff are going to represent their brand and provide an outstanding customer experience.

That's why, through assessment of this qualification, learners will demonstrate their ability to present themselves professionally, communicate effectively and motivate clients.

 

 

Learners must be aged 16 plus. Ideally they should have some experience of group or gym-based exercises as participation in a variety of practical sessions will be required throughout the qualification. Learners should also have communication skills pitched at level 2 which can be developed during the course.

To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing (603/7285/0), learners must complete:

  • 210 GLH from Group A: Underpinning knowledge and skills
  • A minimum of 180 GLH from all other groups

Note: The minimum GLH required to come from Group B is determined by the options selected in Groups C-K.

GroupDescriptionGLH
AUnderpinning knowledge and skills210
BAdditional knowledge8–107
CYMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing55
DYMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)60
EYMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children Aged 0-5 in Sport and Physical Activity43
FYMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children and Young People in Sport and Physical Activity48
GYMCA Level 2 Award in Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the School Environment: Out of Curriculum36–72
HYMCA Level 2 Award in Group Exercise Instructing15–148
IYMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training16
JYMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training16
KYMCA Level 2 Award in Chair-Based Exercise17–34

 

The information below provides details of our fees for our approved centres. If you're a learner, you'll need to find a training provider to get an accurate cost for completing one of our qualifications. Training providers will charge learners more than the prices listed below to cover the costs of the delivery of teaching and assessment they complete on our behalf.

Registration and certification fees

YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing — £80.00 per learner

Teaching and learning resources

DescriptioneLearning available?Manual available?
Underpinning knowledge and skillsFor some unitsComing soon
Additional knowledgeNoComing soon
YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym InstructingYesYes
YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)NoNo
YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children Aged 0-5 in Sport and Physical ActivityNoComing soon
YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children and Young People in Sport and Physical ActivityNoComing soon
YMCA Level 2 Award in Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the School Environment: Out of CurriculumNoComing soon
YMCA Level 2 Award in Group Exercise InstructingNoComing soon
YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell TrainingNoYes
YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement TrainingNoYes
YMCA Level 2 Award in Chair-Based ExerciseNoYes

 

Visit our fees page for more information on resource and resource bundle pricing.

Existing centres can add this qualification to their offer by completing an 'Additional Product Approval Request' in Y-Connect.

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