YMCA Fitness Instructing Certificate Level 2





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About the course

Pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise. All of our tutors are qualified Instructors, Personal Trainers or Gym Managers, so have a wide understanding of the industry. 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this qualification are :

  • GCSE Grade D/E  English or equivalent

Learners should have some awareness of:

  • Using a gym
  • Participating in gym or participating in group or water-based exercise
  • A level of personal fitness would be advantageous

You will need to provide evidence of meeting the entry criteria at enrolment.

What will I do on this course?

Your time will be split between the classroom and practical elements in the gym. Gym sessions will show you how to introduce, implement and monitor fitness programmes. In the classroom you will learn how these programmes affect the body. You will cover subjects such as anatomy and physiology incorporating:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Structure and function of the skeleton
  • The heart and circulatory system
  • The respiratory system
  • The nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise  
  • Postural and core stability
Who is it for?

If you enjoy going to the gym and often think, "I would love to do this!", then this course is your first step towards that dream.

How Is this course assessed?

The course involves an ongoing assessment process and finishes with a multiple choice examination.

  • Coursework
  • Practical
  • Written tests
What could I do next?

Once you have successfully completed the level 2 course you are ready for your first step into the fitness world. There are a number of routes you can then take:

  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • An area specific course i.e. cycle based exercise
  • Any level 3 course 
Additional cost

£24.00 for the Assessment Record book.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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