• YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music (Freestyle) (603/3406/X)

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

    Price

    £35

    GLH

    135 hours

    TQT

    200 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music (Freestyle)

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/3406/X

    Availability

    Operational Start date – 1 August 2018

    Operational end date – 31 July 2021

    Certification end date – 31 July 2023

    Latest version of Qualification – YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise Instructing (603/7154/7)

    Entry Requirements

    • Aged 16+

    Assessments

    • Multiple choice theory test
    • Assessment workbook
    • Worksheets
    • Plan a group exercise to music (freestyle) 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 to music (freestyle) programmes within a gym, health club or outdoor environment. Completing these qualifications allows learners to access jobs instructing group exercise classes/sessions in exercise to music (freestyle).

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • Anatomy and physiology including:
      • the heart and circulatory system
      • the respiratory system
      • the digestive system
      • structure and function of the skeleton
      • musculoskeletal system
      • postural and core stability
      • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
    • Principles of working in the gym environment, including customer service and how to maintain health, safety and welfare
    • How to conduct consultations and promote the health benefits of physical activity
    • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
    • The skills and knowledge required to plan, and deliver a group exercise to music session (freestyle format) with apparently healthy adults.

    To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music (Freestyle), 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 (R/617/1395) knowledge questions
      • Plan and deliver group exercise to music (freestyle) (Y/617/1396) knowledge questions
    • Plan a group exercise to music (freestyle) session documents
    • Observation of practical teaching

    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 Teaching Group Exercise to Music (Freestyle) 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)
    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✔️✔️
    R/617/1395Principles of planning and delivering group exercise✔️
    Y/617/1396Plan and deliver group exercise to music (freestyle)✔️

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