• YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Gym and Group Exercise Instructor (Circuit Training) (610/2793/5)

    Price

    £81

    YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Gym and Group Exercise Instructor (Circuit Training)

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    610/2793/5

    Qualification size

    GLH: 229 / TQT: 447

    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
    Exercise induction portfolio
    Session planning documents
    Observation of practical skills
    Evaluation documents

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become both a Gym and a Group Exercise Instructor, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standards.
    The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to:

    Maintain health, safety, and hygiene in the gym-based environment
    Supervise and support participants in a gym-based environment
    Plan, deliver and evaluate gym-based exercise programmes
    Plan, deliver and evaluate a group circuit training session.

    Completing this qualification allows learners to access jobs instructing group exercise classes/sessions for their chosen discipline.

    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 knowledge and skills related to supporting clients in a gym environment and delivering group circuit training sessions, including:

    Consultation, assessment and induction processes in a gym-based environment
    Maintaining safety and hygiene in the gym-based environment
    Using client information to plan gym-based exercise
    Principles for planning and designing gym-based exercise and group circuit training sessions for a range of clients
    Delivering gym-based exercise and group circuit training sessions
    Reviewing sessions and reflecting on practice

    To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Gym and Group Exercise Instructor (Circuit Training) (610/2793/5), learners must achieve eight mandatory units. Assessment 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 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)✔️✔️
    Supporting clients in a gym-based environment (T/650/4858)✔️Coming soon
    Plan, deliver and evaluate gym-based training (Y/650/4859)✔️
    Plan, deliver and evaluate group circuit training (F/650/4860)Coming soon

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