• YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Group Exercise Instructor (Professional Studio Instructor) (610/3583/X)

    Price

    £55

    YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Group Exercise Instructor (Professional Studio Instructor)

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    610/3583/X

    Qualification size

    GLH: 216–246 / TQT: 402–462

    Availability

    Operational start date: 1 January 2024

    Operational end date:

    Certification end date:

    Entry Requirements

    Aged 16+

    Assessments

    Questions and answers
    Worksheets
    Information resources
    Applied case studies
    Session planning documents
    Observation of practical skills
    Evaluation documents

    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 plan, deliver and evaluate exercise and fitness sessions with groups of 6 or more participants within the following genres:

    Freestyle exercise to music
    Studio resistance training
    Step exercise to music (optional)

    Completing this qualification allows learners to access jobs instructing group exercise classes/sessions.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover underpinning knowledge and skills for exercise and fitness instructors including:

    Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals
    Providing a positive customer experience to exercise and fitness participants
    Principles of physical activity, exercise, and training approaches to develop fitness and health
    Health screening, risk stratification and scope of practice
    Health awareness and lifestyle management

    Learners will also cover the following within the context of freestyle exercise to music, studio resistance training and step exercise to music (optional):

    Principles for planning and designing group exercise sessions
    Developing choreography, breaking down and using music
    Planning group exercise sessions
    Preparing to instruct group exercise sessions
    Delivering group exercise sessions
    Reviewing sessions and reflecting on practice

    To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Group Exercise Instructor (Professional Studio Instructor) (610/3583/X), learners must achieve seven mandatory units. Learners may also complete a further optional unit to further expand their scope of practice to deliver group exercise sessions in the context of step exercise to music. Assessments include:

    Questions and answers
    Worksheets
    Information resources
    Applied case studies
    Session planning documents
    Observation of practical skills
    Evaluation documents

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification specification and/or learner assessment record (LAR). The LAR is available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    This qualification is an occupational entry qualification. This means it meets the agreed industry prerequisites to enter the sport and physical activity sector as an employed or self-employed Group Exercise Instructor.
    This qualification can also lead to further training at the same and/or higher level to specialise and further increase scope of practice. For example:

    Occupational entry (to work in a broader range of roles):

    YMCA Level 2 Award in Exercise and Fitness: Group Exercise Instructor (610/2792/3)
    YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer) (603/3413/7)
    YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Gym Instructor (610/2784/4)
    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) (603/3855/6)
    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) (603/3617/1)

    Population specialisms (to work with a broader range of clients):

    YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Inactive People in Physical Activity to Create Long-Term Behaviour Change (603/7345/3)
    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 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal (610/0829/1)
    YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Disability and Impairments (610/1559/1)
    YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Older Adults (610/1668/8)
    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (603/3103/3)

    Environment specialisms (to work in more settings):

    YMCA Level 2 Award in Developing Sustainable Physical Activity Programmes Within Community Settings (603/7343/X)

    Technical specialisms (to work with specific equipment or perform additional roles within the workplace):

    YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training (603/7186/9)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training (603/7187/0)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness and Understanding Approaches to Support Individuals (603/7146/8)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults and Adults at Risk (610/0822/9)
    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)

    UniteLearningManual
    Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals (H/650/7417)✔️✔️
    Providing a positive customer experience to exercise and fitness participants (J/650/4853)✔️✔️
    Principles of physical activity, exercise, and training approaches to develop fitness and health (K/650/4854)✔️✔️
    Health screening, risk stratification and scope of practice (L/650/4855)✔️✔️
    Health awareness and lifestyle management (R/650/4857)✔️✔️
    Plan, deliver and evaluate group exercise to music: freestyle (J/6507/418)Coming soon
    Plan, deliver and evaluate group studio resistance training (A/6507/423)Coming soon
    Plan, deliver and evaluate group step exercise to music (K/6507/419)Coming soon

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