YMCA Certificate in Gym Instructing Level 2
Sport, Fitness and Leisure
Part Time Day
02 September 2024
Monday and Tuesday
There are no pre-requisites for this qualification. It has been specifically designed for the 19+ age group and is based on the Gym Instructor standards developed by the Chartered institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), alongside industry employers. This qualification is recognised as the minimum requirement for employment in the industry.
In a nutshell
Thinking of a career as a fitness instructor?
This course will give you the ideal start, teaching you the basic theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to become a qualified instructor.
This qualification will enable you to gain future employment in gyms/ health clubs in both public and private sectors. The role will involve carrying out gym consultations, inductions and writing health-related gym programmes for clients.
This course is for you if...
... Anyone interested in working in the gym/health club setting
... People with an interest in fitness and health
... Those who enjoy working with people on a daily basis
... Anyone who aspires to become a Gym Instructor.
What will I be doing?
This course covers a variety of modules, including:
- Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors
- Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment
- Lifestyle and health awareness management
- Gym-based programme planning and preparation
- Gym-based programme delivery and professional instruction
You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, punctual and committed, with a passion to become a qualified fitness instructor and determined to pass the theory exams and practical assessments alongside gaining voluntary practical experience in a fitness gym. You’ll also need to appreciate the commitment this course requires in terms of attendance and workload.
You’ll be assessed using a combination of exams, mandatory units and gym work, before being awarded the YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (gym). Following on from this course, you could find work in a public or private fitness gym, or progress on to the YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training & Instruction (depending on experience).
What is expected of me?
There are no specific entry requirements. However, you must have:
- Experience of using cardiovascular equipment and fixed and free weights within a gym environment
- Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology
Before starting the course you will receive a YMCA book on the exam areas. It is advised you study this before starting the course.
What comes next?
- Employment in a public or private fitness gym
- YMCA Awards - Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training & Instruction (dependent on experience)
The course is taught at Crosskeys Campus on two days per week (Mondays and Tuesdays) over 12 weeks, between 9:15-4:30pm from September to December 2021.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team