• YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise Instructing (603/7154/7)

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a Group Exercise Instructor, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard.

    Price

    £45

    GLH

    134 hours

    TQT

    185 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise Instructing

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/7154/7

    Pathways

    • Circuit Training
    • Exercise to Music — Freestyle
    • Step Exercise to Music
    • Studio Resistance Training
    • Indoor Cycling
    • Fitness Walking
    • Water-based Exercise.

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 March 2021

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    Aged 16+

    Assessments

    • Multiple choice theory test
    • Assessment workbook
    • Worksheets
    • Planning documents Observation of practical skills

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a Group Exercise Instructor, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard.

    The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to professionally prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective group exercise programmes within a gym, health club or outdoor environment. Learners will study group exercise within one of seven disciplines (see pathways), which will be listed on their certificate. Completing these qualifications allows learners to access jobs instructing group exercise classes/sessions for their chosen discipline.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • Anatomy and physiology including:
      • the heart and circulatory system
      • the respiratory system
      • the digestive system
      • structure and functiobn of the skeleton
      • musculoskeletal system
      • postural and core stability
      • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise.
    • Principles of working in an exercise environment, including customer service and how to maintain health, safety and welfare.
    • How to communicate with clients effectively and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme.
    • The skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver group exercise sessions with apparently healthy adults

    To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise Instructing, learners need to achieve 4 mandatory units plus one discipline specific ‘plan and deliver’ units. There are 8 assessment tasks across the 5 units:

    • Multiple choice theory test:
      • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors (K/616/7823)
    • Assessment workbook:
      • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors (K/616/7823)
      • Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment (M/616/7824)
      • Lifestyle management and health awareness (K/616/7949).
    • Worksheets:
      • Principles of planning and delivering group exercise (L/618/6381) knowledge questions
      • Plan and deliver group exercise discipline specific knowledge questions, for one of:
      • Plan and deliver group circuit training (R/618/6382)
      • Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle (Y/618/6383)
      • Plan and deliver group fitness walking (D/618/6384)
      • Plan and deliver group indoor cycling (H/618/6385)
      • Plan and deliver group step exercise to music (K/618/6386)
      • Plan and deliver group studio resistance training (M/618/6387)
      • Plan and deliver group water-based exercise (F/618/6393)
    • Planning documents:
      • Discipline specific planning task for one of:
        • Plan and deliver group circuit training (R/618/6382)
        • Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle (Y/618/6383)
        • Plan and deliver group fitness walking (D/618/6384)
        • Plan and deliver group indoor cycling (H/618/6385)
        • Plan and deliver group step exercise to music (K/618/6386)
        • Plan and deliver group studio resistance training (M/618/6387)
        • Plan and deliver group water-based exercise (F/618/6393)
    • Observation of practical skills:
      • Discipline specific observation of a complete group exercise sessions for one of:
        • Plan and deliver group circuit training (R/618/6382)
        • Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle (Y/618/6383)
        • Plan and deliver group fitness walking (D/618/6384)
        • Plan and deliver group indoor cycling (H/618/6385)
        • Plan and deliver group step exercise to music (K/618/6386)
        • Plan and deliver group studio resistance training (M/618/6387) Plan and deliver group water-based exercise (F/618/6393)

    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 Group Exercise Instructing 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 Award in Group Exercise Instructing (603/7151/1) (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)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) (603/3855/6) YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) (603/3617/1)

    Mandatory units

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    K/616/7823Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors✔️✔️
    M/616/7824Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment✔️✔️
    K/616/7949Lifestyle management and health awareness✔️✔️
    L/618/6381Principles of planning and delivering group exercise✔️✔️

    Discipline specific (optional) units

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    R/618/6382Plan and deliver group circuit training✔️
    Y/618/6383Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle✔️
    D/618/6384Plan and deliver group fitness walking
    H/618/6385Plan and deliver group indoor cycling✔️
    K/618/6386Plan and deliver group step exercise to music
    M/618/6387Plan and deliver group studio resistance training
    F/618/6393Plan and deliver group water-based exercise

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