• YMCA Level 1 Award in Fitness and Physical Activity (500/8428/8)

    The aim of this qualification is to give the learner an introduction to exercise and fitness both on a personal level and as an introduction to employment opportunities within the fitness industry.

    Price

    £20

    GLH

    60 hours

    TQT

    106 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 1 Award in Fitness and Physical Activity

    Qualifications Type

    Introductory

    Qualification Number (QN)

    500/8428/8

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 January 2010

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Assessments

    • Assessment workbook
    • Worksheets
    • Observation
    • Diaries

    Endorsement

    Overview

    The aim of this qualification is to give the learner an introduction to exercise and fitness both on a personal level and as an introduction to employment opportunities within the fitness industry. The units have been developed to reflect these goals by providing the necessary basic skills, knowledge and understanding required by today’s fitness and leisure industry. The content has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders, including training providers and employers.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    The basic structure and function of the human body in relation to exercise and fitness
    Using a personal exercise programme utilising the principles of fitness (frequency, intensity, time, type and adherence)
    An introduction to the role of the fitness instructor
    An introduction to the fitness industry and careers in fitness
    The basic principles of assisting in leading an exercise session safely and effectively
    The benefits of a balanced diet and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle

    Learners will complete 8 assessment elements across the 6 units.

    • Assessment Workbook
      • Anatomy and physiology for health-related exercise
      • The components of fitness
    • Worksheet
      • Understanding the Health and Fitness Industry
      • Introduction to Healthy Eating
    • Personal exercise programme
    • Participate in an exercise session
    • Peer Observation of exercise technique
    • Practical Observation
    • Food and drink diary

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification syllabus and/or learner assessment record, which are available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise
    J/601/0011Exercise and Fitness Knowledge✔️✔️
    R/600/4566Understanding the Health and Fitness Industry✔️
    Y/601/0014Exploring Personal Fitness
    K/600/9370Participate in Physical Activity in the Fitness Environment
    J/600/4256Assist in the delivery of an exercise session
    R/615/1969Introduction to Healthy Eating

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