Certificate in Gym Instructing
If you want to pursue a career in the active leisure industry as a Gym Instructor, this course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to make it a reality.
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- Sheffield - Start Date: 30th Oct 2021
- Sheffield - Start Date: 8th Jan 2022
- Lincoln - Start Date: 15th Jan 2022
- Sheffield - Start Date: 19th Feb 2022
- Sheffield - Start Date: 2nd Apr 2022
- Sheffield - Start Date: 14th May 2022
- Sheffield - Start Date: 2nd Jul 2022
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- Sheffield - Start Date: 15th Oct 2022
- Sheffield - Start Date: 3rd Dec 2022
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If you want to follow a career path in the active leisure industry, the Level 2 Certificate Gym Instructing is the qualification you need to get started. It's known as the 'entry' qualification needed to supervise and deliver in a gym environment.
When you successfully complete the course you will be awarded a YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, this qualification allows you to register with CIMPSA, meaning that the qualification is industry recognised.
Completing this course allows you to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) or the Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral. Alternatively, to gain a wider range of expertise, there are other courses available at level 2 which may be of interest. Some examples include Strength and Conditioning (Trainer), Health Related Exercise for Children, Circuit Training, Group Indoor Cycling, Kettlebells & Suspended Movement Training.
Take your first step into your leisure career with this qualification.
How You're Taught
The course is a mix of self-study and then face to face learning with our expert tutors.
We advise you to take at least a week to complete the self-study part of the programme. In this time, you cover anatomy & physiology, health & safety and how to support clients in the fitness environment. There is a workbook that ideally needs to be completed prior to the start of the course. During this time a tutor will be available for support if you need it.
The course itself runs over six days. This is usually three weekends over a four week period. We do offer mid-week courses if weekends is not for you.
Course days run from 9am until 5pm and it is essential that you attend all of these days.
There are a number of different assessments for this course, we set assessment completion dates on your first day. We try to stagger the assessment so you're being assessed at different points as you go through your course. Here's a list of the assessments:
The assessment process then culminates with two assessment days which make up the last two days of your course. On the first day of assessment, you have a short revision session followed by a multiple-choice theory paper. In the afternoon you take part in practical workshops to prepare you for the practical assessment on day two, we also give you time to complete any other outstanding assessments that might have been set for you to complete at home. Day two is a short day, you'll be there for either the morning or for the afternoon in which you will be delivering a gym-based session to a healthy client.
Once you have achieved this qualification you will be able to apply for a job as a fitness instructor at any gym facility. Whether that is a private gym or a local authority run facility.
There are no pre-requisite qualification requirements for this course.
An advanced understanding of anatomy and physiology including:
- The heart and circulatory system
- Energy systems and their relation to exercise
- The musculoskeletal system
- Postural and core stability
- The nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health.
How to design, manage, and adapt a safe gym-based training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages.
How to perform group exercise in the gym environment
How to identify special populations and prepare training programmes for them within the gym
How to effectively communicate with gym members and help motivate them to perform their exercise programme to the best of their ability.
How to maintain health, safety and welfare procedures in a variety of fitness environments.
The health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.
Fees & Funding
The fee for this course is £575. A £100 deposit is required to secure your place on the course.
How to Apply
Select book now and then select the dates you wish to attend the course. You will then be taken through to the payment page to secure your booking. If you have any questions you can call one of our team.