YMCA Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Travel & Public Services



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Usk Campus

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020


1 year

In a nutshell

If you’re looking for a fantastic first step into the fitness industry and the foundation to progress into becoming a personal trainer, this course is for you! The knowledge and skills it gives you will improve your chances of employment in any gym or leisure centre across the UK.

This course is for...

…anyone keen to work in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in gym-based exercise.

Course content

This is an intensive course ideal as a starting point for working in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor. Its aim is to help you design and deliver safe and effective gym sessions, and you’ll cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments
  • 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 stick to an exercise programme
  • The skills and knowledge needed to plan and prepare gym-based exercise programmes

You’ll need to be ready to participate in the sessions, and will be assessed using a mixture of practical assessment (for which you'll need to bring one helper), multiple choice theory papers and worksheets.

If successful, you’ll be awarded the YMCA Award Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) as well as 20 REPs points/entry to REPs at Level 2.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, although you’ll need experience of using cardiovascular equipment and fixed and free weights within a gym environment, and a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Additional information

After enrolling you’ll receive a YMCA book on the exam areas which you’ll need to study before starting the course.

Where can I study YMCA Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 2?

Usk Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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