Instructing Group Indoor Cycling Sessions YMCA Award Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and deliver a group indoor cycling class. The demand for fitness instructors and personal trainers is increasingly rapidly, and it has the added benefit of being a career that offers the chance to work flexibly to suit your needs.

On completion you will gain an Award in Group Indoor Cycling. You should be at least 18 years old and have an awareness of using a gym together with a passion to teach and instruct within the health and fitness industry.

You will learn a variety of exercises and training methods as well as specific teaching and instructing skills on this course. You will become confident in designing a personalised training programme that takes into account the client’s physical condition and goals.

The course has theoretical and practical units covering the following areas:

· Group Teaching skills

· Practical Group Cycling Assessments

We are a recognised centre to deliver YMCA Fitness qualifications that are recognised nationally and internationally as the ‘Gold standard’ in fitness qualifications within the Health and fitness industry.

The course offers you a combination of blended learning which will allow you to work at your own pace and complete practical set assessments and an exam within a supportive teaching and learning environment.

Assessment Methods

The course is based on continual and summative assessment. This will consist of:

  • Continuous observation of group teaching skills
  • Summative observation of group indoor cycling session

Progression Options

It is an ideal starting point for those wishing to work as a fitness instructor in the health and leisure industry. The demand for fitness instructors is increasing rapidly and it is a career that offers the chance to work flexibly to suit your needs. On course completion you will gain the Award in Group Indoor Cycling (YMCA Level 2), the entry point to other fitness qualifications such as the Personal Training Level 3 YMCA.

Course Summary

Course Title Instructing Group Indoor Cycling Sessions YMCA Award Level 2
Entry Requirements

You should be at least 18 years old and have awareness of using a gym, aligned with a passion to teach and instruct within the health and fitness industry. You will also need to have successfully completed the YMCA Level 2 before proceeding onto this course.

The course contains specific theoretical units involving distance learning and self-study so a keen interest and motivation in how the body works and the core skills and knowledge of what is involved in working within the Health and Fitness Industry will be vital.

For all assessment days you will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear to be able to conduct a safe, appropriate and professional gym programme within a working gym environment.

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