YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing – eLearning

Cost: £695

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing – eLearning

Overview

The aim of this qualification is to develop the knowledge and skills of learners so they can engage, facilitate, educate and support clients in a gym or health club environment. On successful completion of this qualification learners will be able to seek employment and perform competently as a Level 2 Gym Instructor.

This qualification is mapped directly to:

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for a Gym Instructor and The Register of Exercise Professionals National Occupational Standards for Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym).

 

This qualification covers:

  • anatomy and physiology including:
    • the heart and circulatory system
    • the respiratory system
    • the digestive system
    • structure and function of the skeleton
    • musculoskeletal system
    • postural and core stability
    • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • principles of working in the gym environment, including customer service and how to maintain health, safety and welfare
  • how to conduct consultations and promote the health benefits of physical activity
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 13-18 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group and older adults (50 plus).

Entry requirements

Learners must be aged 16 plus. Ideally they should have some experience of gym-based exercises through personal practice and should have a certain amount of physical fitness. Learners should also have communication skills pitched at level 2 which can be developed during the course.

Assessment

The YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.

  • Learner Assessment Record
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Multiple Choice Theory paper
  • Practical examination
  • Portfolio of evidence

Progression routes

This qualification can lead to employment as a gym instructor within a fitness facility.

The qualification can also lead to progression to further training at the same and higher levels in, for example:

  • Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness

Cost

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in  Gym Instructing – eLearning £695

Cost includes registration, manuals, access to YMCA Awards e-learning platform for the mandatory units, up to 20 hours of tuition, support and guidance via email / telephone throughout the course, assessment and certificate.

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