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Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise)

Course Code: YMGBE

Level: 2
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: YMCA
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 12 weeks (plus blended learning)
When you'll study: Thursdays, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

About the course

This qualification is aimed at those who would like to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

What you'll learn

The course covers anatomy and physiology including:

  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. 
Entry requirements

You will need to hold level 1 qualifications in English and maths.

  • Multiple choice theory paper/e-assessment
  • Practical examination
  • Assessment workbook
What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.