YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym Based Exercise
This qualification is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.
You'll study the science of the human body, as well the practical techniques and skills required to become a qualified fitness instructor.
- Anatomy and physiology
You'll study the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, structure and function of the skeleton, musculoskeletal system, postural and core stability and the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise.
- How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments
You'll learn about the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
- How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients
You'll develop an understanding of the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.
- How to communicate with clients effectively
You'll discover how to motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme.
- Plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme
You'll develop the skills and knowledge required to plan a gym-based exercise programme for both individuals and groups. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant key safety guidelines are observed.
All units are assessed by multiple choice theory paper/eAssessment, practical examinations and worksheets.
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At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Teaching and learning
How to apply
Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, your place will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment and completion of the application form.Once you have returned the booking form, you can pay by card at our online store or come into the LSBU Sports Centre to pay in person.
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|Sunday 29 April||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 5 May||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 6 May||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 12 May||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 13 May||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 19 May||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 20 May||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Assessment Saturday 2 June||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Assessment Sunday 3 June||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Monday 4 June||9am-5pm|
|Tuesday 5 June||9am-5pm|
|Wednesday 6 June||9am-5pm|
|Thursday 7 June||9am-5pm|
|Friday 8 June||9am-5pm|
|Monday 11 June||9am-5pm|
|Tuesday 12 June||9am-5pm|
|Wednesday 13 June||9am-5pm|
|Assessment Thursday 14 June||9am-5pm|
|Assessment Friday 15 June||9am-5pm|
Fees and funding
Courses are normally £550 per person.
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