• YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking (600/6203/4)

    The purpose of this qualification is to provide the knowledge and skills to enable learners to lead safe and effective walking sessions for groups of people with varying fitness and skill levels.

    Price

    £35

    GLH

    124 hours

    TQT

    180 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 2 Certificate In Fitness Walking

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    600/6203/4

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 August 2012

    Operational end date – 30 April 2022

    Certification end date – 30 April 2024

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • Aged 16+

    Assessments

    • Multiple choice theory papers
    • Assessment workbooks
    • Planning documents
    • Observation of practical skills Evaluation

    Overview

    The purpose of this qualification is to provide the knowledge and skills to enable learners to lead safe and effective walking sessions for groups of people with varying fitness and skill levels. The combination of the Level 2 mandatory units and walk leading units, provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to plan and deliver fitness walking sessions.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • The structure and function of the heart, circulatory system, respiratory system and the skeleton
    • Knowledge of skeletal joints, muscular system, musculoskeletal system, posture, both energy systems and the nervous system and their relation to exercise
    • The effects of exercise on the body, components of fitness, exercise contra-indications and safety guidelines for special populations, health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
    • How to apply principles and variables of fitness to an exercise programme and safely monitor exercise intensity
    • Health and safety requirements and emergency procedures in a fitness environment
    • How to control risks in a fitness environment and safeguard children and adults
    • How to form effective working relationships with clients, address barriers to exercise/physical activity that they experience, support them to adhere to exercise and provide them with on-going customer service
    • How to prepare, lead and evaluate a walking session
    • Structuring a walking session
    • The benefits of walking programmes for all levels of fitness
    • The link between walking and healthy living How to respond to health and safety issues.

    There are 7 assessment elements across the 6 mandatory units for this qualification:

    • Multiple choice theory paper
      • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
      • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
    • Assessment workbook
      • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
      • Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
    • Plan and prepare a walking session documents
    • Observation of practical skills
    • Evaluation

    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.

    Our Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking can lead to employment as a group exercise instructor.

    This qualification can also lead to further training at the same or higher levels including:

    • YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children Aged 0-5 in Sport and Physical Activity (603/7218/7)
    • YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children and Young People in Sport and Physical Activity (603/7216/3)
    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise Instructing (603/7154/7) (in further disciplines)
    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (603/2767/4)
    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer) (603/3413/7)
    • YMCA Level 3 Apprenticeship in Personal Training
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional (600/1146/4)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (603/1902/1)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (603/1903/3)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness (600/1144/0)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning (600/1145/2)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Older adults (600/5879/1)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Disability and Impairment (610/1559/3)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal (610/0829/1)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/2921/X)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Performance Massage (610/0701/8)[ST1] 
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) (603/3855/6) YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) (603/3617/1)
    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    A/600/9051Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health✔️✔️
    T/600/9016Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment✔️✔️
    A/600/9017Principles of exercise, fitness and health✔️✔️
    M/600/9015Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity✔️✔️
    F/602/4084Plan and prepare a walking session
    J/504/1278Lead a walking session

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