YMCA Intensive Certificate in Fitness Instruction - Mandatory Units Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Travel & Public Services



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Part Time Day


Usk Campus



Start Date

Start Date
17 October 2020



Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


2 weeks

In a nutshell

This intensive course is ideal if you have a keen interest in working in the health and fitness industry, or if you work as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise, exercise to music or group instruction.

This course is for...

...people looking to begin their pathway into the fitness industry

…anyone with a keen interest in health and fitness

Course content

The mandatory units include:

  • Anatomy and physiology including:
    • the heart and circulatory system
    • the respiratory system
    • structure and function of the skeleton
    • musculoskeletal system
    • postural and core stability
    • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise.

The practical units include:

  • 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 adhere to an exercise programme
  • The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare gym-based exercise programmes


This an intensive theory and practical course that will be assessed by a multi-choice exam and practical assessment.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although learners will need a keen interest in fitness instruction based activities; practical participation is essential. Candidates must be aged 16 or over.

Additional information

The mandatory unit course typically runs on a Saturday over two weekends.

Why not continue studying and choose from one of our courses below:

  • Level 2 gym practical
  • Level 2 group cycling
  • Level 2 exercise to music
  • Level 2 instructing circuit session
  • Level 3 personal training (practitioner)

Payment Information

Due to current limitations, payment can only be made via bank transfer.

An invoice will be sent from salesledger@coleggwent.ac.uk within 72 hours with instructions on how to pay or set up payment instalments if required.

Where can I study YMCA Intensive Certificate in Fitness Instruction - Mandatory Units Level 2?

Usk Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 17 October 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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