Fitness Instructing (GYM) YMCA Level 2 Certficate

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This course provides you with a high quality, industry-recognised qualification that is also recognised on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

It is suitable for anyone who wishes to enter the exercise and fitness industry as a gym instructor and wants to work towards becoming a Personal Trainer.

What I'll learn

You will learn a range of units covering:

  • how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • anatomy and physiology for exercise


How I'll learn

The course involves a mixture of theoretical and practically based work. You will be expected to complete a minimum of six hours work experience per week. There will be costs associated with additional qualifications.


How I'll be assessed

Assessment is through a mixture of practical assessments, portfolio evidence and short answer examinations.


Entry Requirements

You will need four GCSE grade D  (3) or above including English Language and maths, or achievement on a Level 1 Foundation Pathway including Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.


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