Working with inactive people

YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Inactive People in Physical Activity to Create Long-Term Behaviour Change (603/7345/3)

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By completing one of these qualifications, learners will meet industry requirements to engage the most inactive people in society and change their inactive behaviour, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard.

The purpose of this qualification is to enable qualified group exercise and/or fitness instructors to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to work with inactive adults with no pre-existing health conditions.

Completing this qualification will enable learners to plan and deliver physical activity programmes that engage and positively challenge inactive individuals to create long-term behaviours change.



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Supported by employers

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills exercise and fitness instructor need to plan and deliver physical activity programmes to the most inactive in society including those who do:

  • no physical activity
  • less than 30 mins a week of moderate intensity
  • more than 30 mins a week but light intensity

Create lasting change


This qualification is 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.

Work with broader client base


This qualification provides the tools to enable learners to engage inactive clients to sustainably increase physical activity to reduce sedentary lifestyle behaviours.



This qualification is designed to support existing fitness and exercise instructors develop and deliver physical activity programmes for inactive clients. Learners must therefore be aged 16+ with an existing gym or group exercise instructing qualification.

To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Inactive People in Physical Activity to Create Long-Term Behaviour Change (603/7345/3), learners need to achieve 2 mandatory units.

Working with inactive people
  • Worksheet
  • Session plan
  • Session observation and evaluation

Lifestyle management & health awareness

  • Assessment workbook


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 Award in Developing Sustainable Physical Activity Programmes within Community Settings (603/7343/X) — £25.00 per learner

Teaching and learning resources


eLearning available?

Manual available?

Working with inactive people


Coming soon

Lifestyle management & health awareness



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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