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Instructing Circuit Training Sessions

Course Code: YMICTS

Level: 2
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: YMCA
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Six weeks (plus blended learning)
When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am to 3.00pm

About the course

The aim of this qualification is to provide those who already possess a valid fitness instructor qualification with the additional knowledge, understanding and skills required to plan and instruct group circuit training sessions.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following areas:

  • methods of collecting participant information
  • principles of screening participants prior to exercise including the use of the physical activity readiness questionnaire (par-q)
  • how to use participant information to assist with the planning of safe and effective group circuit training sessions 
  • how to use music to enhance group circuit training sessions.
Entry requirements

You must hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification to do this course. 


You will be assessed via a short assignment that combines both a practical and written element.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to a level 3 qualification in physical fitness, such as the Instructing Outdoor Fitness award at the College.

This course would be appropriate as part of your yearly professional development requirement and you may wish to add to this by studying for additional qualifications.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

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.)


Course Code: YMICTS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £150

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.