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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: Saturdays, 9.00am to 5.00pm

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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 will need to hold a level 2 fitness instructor qualification and level 1 qualifications in English and maths.


You will be assessed via coursework, assessments and a practical examination.

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.

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.