Sports and Fitness

YMCA Certificate in Fitness Instructing, Level 2

Course overview

This course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to begin your career in the health and fitness industry as a gym or fitness instructor. The YMCA level 2 course is widely recognised as the essential qualification required for the role and will also allow you to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

The course will be lead by highly qualified tutors who will provide you with all of resources and support needed to pass. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, the principles of training sessions and take part in planning and delivering appropriate and effective exercise sessions for clients.

Please note that the duration of this course is 15 weeks.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, a reasonable level of fitness and gym experience is advantageous and you will be invited to come for an informal interview to assess your suitability for this course before enrolment.

Course Modules

Modules will include:
• Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise and Health
• Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
• Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment
• Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
• Planning Gym-Based Exercise
• Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including, externally set exams, completion of assessment records and workbooks and observation of instruction.

What can I do next

You might consider applying for the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or one of our Higher Education course such as the HND in Sports Coaching and Development or Foundation Degree in Sports Leadership and Management.