Course Overview

These new and exciting health and fitness industry accredited courses are for students who have a desire and interest in working within the sport and leisure industry as a fitness instructor. A passion for sport will be developed along with learning how to research, design and implement tailored exercise programmes and improve the fitness levels and participation in gym-based fitness activities for a variety of clients.

The course will enable students to gain a nationally-recognised qualification within the fitness industry and allow them to progress into the work place with a sound underpinning knowledge and understanding gym instructing.

Each course is also recognised and accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS). Learners should be at least 18 years old and have an awareness of using a gym.

The course will include both theoretical and practical elements throughout the programme, these will consist of:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Assessment Methods

The course is based on continual and summative assessment methods:

  • Written examination (online)
  • Practical assessment
  • Written coursework
  • Presentations

Progression Options

  • YMCA Level 3 Personal Trainer programme
  • Employment options as a personal trainer
  • Apprenticeship programmes

Course Summary

Course Title Fitness Instructing YMCA Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

At least one GCSE in the A* – C range, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification and a keen interest in instructing health and fitness.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

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