YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing
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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.
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.
Our Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing can lead to employment in a wide range of exercise and fitness instructor roles.
This qualification can also lead to further training at the same or higher levels including:
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
|Description||eLearning available?||Manual available?|
|Underpinning knowledge and skills||For some units||Coming soon|
|Additional knowledge||No||Coming soon|
|YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing||Yes||Yes|
|YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)||No||No|
|YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children Aged 0-5 in Sport and Physical Activity||No||Coming soon|
|YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children and Young People in Sport and Physical Activity||No||Coming soon|
|YMCA Level 2 Award in Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the School Environment: Out of Curriculum||No||Coming soon|
|YMCA Level 2 Award in Group Exercise Instructing||No||Coming soon|
|YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training||No||Yes|
|YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training||No||Yes|
|YMCA Level 2 Award in Chair-Based Exercise||No||Yes|
Visit our fees page for more information on resource and resource bundle pricing.