This course is aimed at those working as Fitness Instructors with few or no relevant qualifications, employed adults wishing to change career, exercise and fitness enthusiasts who wish to become fitness instructors, and unemployed adults wishing to gain a vocational qualification. The course develops the your skills, knowledge and competence to plan, teach and evaluate exercise sessions to adults unsupervised.
The theoretical element (exercise and fitness knowledge) includes:
- Components of Fitness
- Health and Lifestyle Screening
- Informed Consent
- Session Structure and the Principles of Exercise Progression and Adaptation
Practical Element includes: Planning, teaching and evaluating all components of safe and effective exercise sessions.
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YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
Entry onto this course is by application only. Candidates must be 18 years or over and must hold a Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification or GCSE English Language at Grade C or above. Previous experience in the Exercise and Fitness industry would be beneficial but not essential.
Theoretical Element: Exercise and fitness knowledge.
Practical Element: Assessment is continuous, including observations, written plans, evaluations, oral questioning/worksheets. You will be required to plan, teach and evaluate a 45 minute session.
This qualification may lead to employment as a fitness instructor in the fitness industry or onto other related courses.
Please note that if you are considering employment in the sports and fitness industry you may be asked by the employers to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have not already gained a Level 2 English or GCSE qualification you will be asked by undertake an assessment before enrolling
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