Course: YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction: Gym-based Exercise

Department: Sport

Type: Short Course

Duration: Eight days

The Course

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

What You Study

As part of this course, you will study:

  • 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
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • 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 a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults - both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed.

How To Apply

Contact Matt Lucid by emailing or calling 01964 553024.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a good level of general fitness and be familiar with a gym and fitness environment.

Leia Cole

BTEC Level 3 in Sport

With our new Sport course having just launched, find out what Leia, a student at our partner College - Bishop Burton, thinks of the course.