• YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing 603/7285/0

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a multi-disciplined Fitness Instructor, meeting the requirements of a range of CIMSPA professional standards.

    Price

    £99

    GLH

    390

    TQT

    546

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 2 Award in Developing sustainable physical activity programmes within community settings

    Qualifications Type

    Environmental Specialism

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/7285/0

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 May 2021

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • Learners must be ages 16 plus
    • Ideally should have some experience of group or gym-based exercises as participation in a variety of practical sessions will be required throughout the qualification
    • Learners should also have communication skills pitched at level 2 which can be developed during the course.

    Assessments

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a multi-disciplined Fitness Instructor, meeting the requirements of a range of CIMSPA professional standards.

    The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence they need to follow a career as an exercise and fitness instructor.

    Learners will meet the requirements of occupational, population and environment specialisms, allowing access to jobs working in the exercise and fitness sector in a range of settings and with a range of clients. 

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • Anatomy and physiology covering:
      • the heart and circulatory system
      • the digestive system
      • the respiratory system
      • the structure and function of the skeleton
      • the musculoskeletal system o 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 follow an exercise programme.
    • Employment law, industry-specific legislation and procedures that apply to their jobs.
    • The subsectors that make up the active leisure and learning sector.
    • How to promote the health benefits of physical activity.
    • Understanding mental health conditions and support opportunities.
    • How to engage inactive people in regular physical activity.
    • How to identify and create opportunities for participation in sport, physical activity or wellbeing programmes within the community.
    • Understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.
    • How to plan and prepare individual and or group exercise sessions.
    • How to programme a variety of safe and effective exercise sessions for a range of clients.
    • How to instruct a variety of exercise sessions with children and or adults.

    The information below provides details of our fees for our approved centres. If you’re a learner, you’ll need to find a training provider to get an accurate cost for completing one of our qualifications. Training providers will charge learners more than the prices listed below to cover the costs of the delivery of teaching and assessment they complete on our behalf.

    Registration and certification fees

    YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing — £99.00 per learner

    Teaching and learning resources

    DescriptioneLearning available?Manual available?
    Underpinning knowledge and skillsFor some unitsComing soon
    Additional knowledgeNoComing soon
    YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym InstructingYesYes
    YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)NoNo
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children Aged 0-5 in Sport and Physical ActivityNoComing soon
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children and Young People in Sport and Physical ActivityNoComing soon
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the School Environment: Out of CurriculumNoComing soon
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Group Exercise InstructingNoComing soon
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell TrainingNoYes
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement TrainingNoYes
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Chair-Based ExerciseNoYes

    Visit our fees page for more information on resource and resource bundle pricing.

    Benefits of YMCA Awards endorsement

    Realise extra value from existing, non-regulated training programmes

    Evidence high standards of teaching, resources and support

    Learn from our experts to reach your ongoing development ambitions

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