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Cert in Fitness Instructing - CYQ L2 
Study Mode
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Sport & Fitness 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
YMCA Level 1 or equivalent sport and fitness qualification.

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness (Gym)

Central YMCA Qualification Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing for candidates aged 18 and over.

About the Course

This fitness course is designed to prepare instructors to work in fitness gyms and facilities. It provides the skills, knowledge and competence to instruct safe and effective exercise for different equipment in a fitness facility. The course is run over 20 weeks and each lesson includes a mixture of theory and practical sessions.

Key Units

There are 6 key elements of the course, these are: Anatomy and physiology for Exercise Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity Planning gym based exercise Instructing gym based exercise

Entry Requirements

YMCA Level 1 or equivalent sport and fitness qualification.


Assessment is completed by:

  • Internally assessed practical activities 
  • Externally assessed theory paper (paper based) 
  • Practical exam 
  • Completion of 7 lesson plans 
  • Completion of Health and Safety and Professionalism work booklet

Future Opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 2 course will enable all instructors to apply for job opportunities to work in fitness centers, sports  and leisure centers and gyms.
On successful completion of the Level 2 course you can progress on to the Level 3 Personal Training Certificate.

Tell Me More

Learners are expected to be training regularly during the course and it is recommended you should be using fitness facility on 2 or more days a week. For your practical assessment you will need to bring a client who is a minimum of 16 yrs old, healthy and able bodied. The 2 course exams are taken during week 8 and week 16 of the course. The practical exams take place during week 17 -20 of the course.

Extra Costs

You will be required to wear suitable sports or fitness clothing during all practical lessons and your final practical summative assessment.


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