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.
LSBU Employability Service
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.
As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.
Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
- Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
- Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
- Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
- Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
- Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
- Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university
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.
|Saturday 28 October||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 29 October||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 4 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 5 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 11 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 12 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 18 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 19 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Assessment Saturday 25 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Assessment Sunday 26 November||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 6 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 7 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 13 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 14 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 20 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 21 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 27 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Sunday 28 January||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Assessment Saturday 3 February||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Assessment Sunday 4 February||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Saturday 28 April||10.30am-6.30pm|
|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 26 May||10.30am-6.30pm|
|Assessment Sunday 27 May||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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