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Level 2 YMCA Certificate in Gym Instructing

Campus Granton Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Campus Granton Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 20 Weeks
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 20 Weeks

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Course overview

The YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing is a nationally recognised, CIMSPA endorsed qualification. This course will develop the practical skills you need to become an instructor through working with your peer group. Delivered over 18 weeks, this course provides options for a career as a Gym instructor or for further study in Fitness, Health, and Exercise, Personal Training or Sports Therapy.

What you will learn

  • Practical skills and competencies on how to deliver a range of safe and effective exercises.
  • A broad understanding of muscles, bones, and energy systems.
  • How the body responds to exercise, nutrition & healthy eating.
  • How to encourage good lifestyle management & health awareness.
  • How to provide a positive customer experience in a fitness environment.

How the course is assessed

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through theory work, practical methods, and e-assessment. 

Number of days per week

3-4 days

Entry requirements

  • 1 Higher (or equivalent) in a relevant subject plus 3 National 5s at `C` or above, preferably to include English and/or a science subject
  • National 4 Biology or above would also be advantageous

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

You must attend an information session, dates will be sent to you with your conditional offer. The session will include information on the course and a discussion on your suitability. Please prepare to discuss your career aspirations and fitness experience. 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Access to HN Fitness, Health, and Exercise 
  • Access to Sports Therapy 
  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Career options

Employment in the Fitness Industry as a Gym Instructor.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 20 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 20 Weeks

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