This course is designed for anyone who wants to kick-start their career as a fitness instructor or personal trainer but who has no previous exercise qualifications. You must regularly participate in some form of exercise yourself and have a keen interest in health, exercise, and fitness.
In addition, you will need to be highly self-motivated as the course can be very demanding both academically and physically.
- YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based exercise)
- YMCA Awards Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Training sessions
- YMCA Awards Level 2 Award in Instructing Group Indoor Cycling sessions
- Emergency First Aid
- Relevant industry work placement
If necessary you will also have the opportunity to study for your English and Maths GCSE’s
You'll have opportunities to gain further qualifications and will complete a mandatory work experience placement in the College's on-site Radmoor Fitness Centre, alongside learning a range of disciplines to prepare you for working in the exercise and fitness industry.
- Four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English or Maths.
On completion, you will be qualified to work in a gym as a level 2 instructor and teach a variety of group exercise classes. You may choose to work in a health club, gym or leisure centre, delivering classes, designing gym programmes and delivering inductions to clients.
The course can also act (depending on performance) as a progression route on to the YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, eventually allowing you to work as a Personal Trainer either on a freelance basis or for a club or franchise.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.
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