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Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

£600.00

Workshop Options: Weekday and Weekend (ran every 8 weeks)

Workshop Length: 5 or 2 days (09:00 to 16:30)

Location: Huddersfield and Batley, West Yorkshire

Expected Course Length: 4-8 weeks

Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM)

To book - choose your preferred course dates below

Assessments will take place on Thursday 22nd Aug and Fri 23rd Aug 2019

Day 1: Mon 19th Aug
Day 2: Tues 20th Aug
Day 3: Wed 21st Aug
Day 4: Thur 22nd Aug
Day 5: Fri 23rd Aug

Assessments will take place on Thursday 22nd Aug and Fri 23rd Aug 2019

Day 1: Thur 22nd Aug
Day 2: Fri 23rd Aug

Assessments will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2019

Day 1: Fri 25th Oct
Day 2: Sat 26th Oct
Day 3: Sun 27th Oct
Day 4: Sat 2nd Nov
Day 5: Sun 3rd Nov

Assessments will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2019

Day 1: Sat 2nd Nov
Day 2: Sun 3rd Nov

Course Details

How Do I Start?

When you enrol on the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your learning resources.

The resources are divided into unit order providing you with the relevant manuals, worksheets, case study documents, mock exams and knowledge checkers required to help you complete your learning and prepare for your workshop/assessment days.

Pre-workshop Learning

It is recommended that you complete and email your knowledge based worksheets to us before you attend the workshop.

They include:

  • Unit 2: Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Unit 3: Health, Safety, and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Unit 5: Planning Gym Based Exercise

The submission of any work is not final and can be amended once marked by one of the CMS team and feedback was given. However, we insist that all work submitted is fully completed to a high level prior to submission.

Theoretical Exams

As part of your qualification, you will need to pass two theoretical paper-based multiple-choice exams.

  • Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Unit 4 Principles of Exercise and Fitness

The exams are sat on day 4 of the 5-day workshop (day 1 if you are attending the 2-day option). If you refer an exam you can book to re-sit the exam on one of our planned re-sit days. You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery.

Workshop Attendance

Can you please attend wearing appropriate leisure clothing as the workshops will include physical activity and we cannot guarantee access to changing rooms and showers. In addition, you are expected to provide your own refreshments. For the respect of other users of our venues, please bring a gym towel.

Throughout the workshop days, our experienced tutors will support you to ensure your full participation and give guidance on what work needs to be completed and by when, to ensure that you can successfully complete the workshop.

Workshop Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Day 1 Client Screening and Appraisal Cardiovascular Training and Prescription Warm up / Stretching Theory and Practical Cool Down / Stretching Theory and Practical
Day 2 Formative Assessment: Main CV, Warm-up, Cool-Down Formative Assessment: Main CV, Warm-up, Cool-down Resistance Training Programme Design Resistance Training Programme Design
Day 3 Resistance Training: Exercise Technique (free weights) Resistance Training: Exercise Technique (free weights) Resistance Training: Exercise Technique (fixed) Resistance Training: Exercise Technique (calisthenics)
Day 4 Anatomy and Physiology Multiple Choice Exam Principles of Exercise and Fitness Multiple Choice Exam Formative and Mock Practical Assessments Formative and Mock Practical Assessments
Day 5 Summative Practical Assessments Summative Practical Assessments Summative Practical Assessments Summative Practical Assessments

You will receive:

  • A PDF Manual for each unit downloaded via our Virtual Learning Environment
  • Interactive and engaging e-learning content to help you prepare for assessments and workshop days
  • Tutor support via phone and e-mail
  • The option to attend either 2 or 5 workshop days.  This must be confirmed at the time of booking
  • e-learning is a compulsory part of this training programme
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All Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing learners are required to be:

Aged 16 or over

This is an entry level qualification for the health and fitness industry and has no academic entry requirements.

Our highly skilled tutors will adapt their delivery to support all learner requirements but we recommend that you have some experience of gym-based exercise including free weights.

You should be fit enough to cope with the physical exertion and individual participation involved in the course.

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The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is available to those aged 19+ as part of an Advanced Learning Loan when achieved via the Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Fitness and Personal Training

Course Cost:

£600

Payment Options:

Option 1: Pay the full balance

Option 2: £150 deposit and set up an interest-free payment plan over 3 months

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In order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing learners must achieve the below units by completing the relevant assessments:

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

Multiple Choice Exam Paper

A 50 question multiple choice exam paper for which 35/50 (70%) is required to pass.

Unit 2: Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity

Worksheet

Client Interview

Unit 3: Health, Safety, and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Worksheet

Unit 4: Principles of Exercise, Fitness, and Health (A/600/9017)

Multiple Choice Exam Paper

Unit 5: Planning Gym-Based Exercise

Case Study

Your unit 5 case study must be submitted and marked as passed by one of our assessors prior to the final day or you will not be allowed to progress onto your practical assessment. The documents for your case study are available on your Virtual Learning Environment and include:

  • Client Interview
  • Client Physical Activity readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
  • Client Programme Card
  • Session plans x 4 (Cardiovascular machine exercise, free weight exercise, resistance machine exercise, body weight exercise)

If you are attending the 5-day option your tutor/assessor will provide guidance during the workshop days on what work needs to be completed and by when, so you can complete the work on, or in between the workshop days.

if you are attending the 2-day course, you will be supported by our tutors via phone and email and your case study documents must be submitted, marked and passed prior to your attendance on the first workshop day.

Please note, failure to submit and pass your unit 5 case study will result in you not being able to attend the practical assessment workshop day.

Worksheet

Unit 6: Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

Practical Assessment

Your practical assessment involves you delivering your client programme card under assessor observation. Please note students are required to bring their own participant to deliver on.

You will have the opportunity to practice your final delivery the day before and all components of the assessment will be explained by your workshop tutor.

Please note:

  • Students are required to bring a participant to some assessment days.
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Completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) qualification allows progression on to a wide range of CPD and career development opportunities.

Achievement of the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) qualification allows progression on to:

  • Level 2 Award in Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits
  • Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • Level 3 Award in Prescribing Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

Other courses also available include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
  • Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
  • Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients
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