Health, Fitness and Exercise Instruction YMCA Level 2 Diploma at Waltham Forest College
This qualification is aimed at students who want to work in the health and fitness industry and is the industry required qualification for working in a gym.
Whilst studying this course you will acquire knowledge and understanding of:
Anatomy and physiology covering the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, structure and function of the skeleton, musculoskeletal system, postural and core stability, the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
How to communicate with clients effectively and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
Employment law, industry specific legislation and procedures that apply to their jobs
The subsectors that make up the active leisure and learning sector
An understanding of the principles of customer service
An understanding of the benefits of a balanced diet and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle
How to plan and prepare group exercise sessions
How to programme a variety of safe and effective exercise sessions for a range of clients
How to instruct a variety of exercise sessions
English and/or Maths
4 A-C grade GCSE including at least maths or English.
A passion for health and fitness
You will be assessed using a range of methods:
Multiple choice examination
Portfolio of evidence
This course is a mandatory prerequisite for anyone wishing to study Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. It can also lead to further level 3 study of sport and/or employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.