YMCA Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care and Early Years



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.

Usk Campus

Start Date

Start Date
07 September 2022


Wednesday to Friday


34 weeks

In a nutshell

The aim of this qualification is to provide those learners who have an interest in fitness, health and gym related activities with the additional knowledge to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a Fitness Instructor. This course will also allow you to progress onto the Personal Training qualification at Level 3.

This course is for...

...individuals aged 16+.

...those wishing to progress on to further learning within the health and fitness or active leisure sectors.

Course content

The YMCA Awards Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness is regulated by Ofqual and comprises of 10 mandatory units totalling 48 credits. You will learn about:

  • Communicating with clients effectively
  • How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Employment law and procedures that apply
  • The sectors that make up the active leisure and learning sector
  • Customer services
  • Understanding the balanced diet and its contribution to healthy lifestyles
  • Planning and delivering group exercise sessions
  • Programming a variety of safe and effective exercise sessions for a range of clients
  • Instructing a variety of exercise sessions

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade D or above to include either Maths or English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification.

Additional information


  • Allows learners entry to REPs at Level 2
  • REPs CPD points: 20
  • CIMSPA Endorsement points: 10

Usk Campus
(Enhanced Part Time)
Start Date: 07 September 2022

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

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