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Level 2 Gym Instructor (includes REPs registration)



DESCRIPTION

This course is the first step to take if you are looking for a career working in a gym and is also the pre-requisite for those looking to move into personal training by completing the personal training course. The course is a mixture of home study and practical workshops, referred to as blended learning.  Once booked onto the course you will be supplied with a course manual and home study support materials covering the exercise and fitness knowledge element of the course.  You will then attend 5 days which cover the practical part of the course and return for one assessment day for a practical assessment and your theory assessments, during the course you will learn:

 

Exercise and fitness knowledge (home study element) covering:

  • Bones and joints
  • Muscles and muscle actions
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory system 
  • Principles of exercise and fitness
  • Health and safety in a fitness environment
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

The practical element of the course will cover:

  • How to plan and teach safe and effective gym sessions
  • The principles of training
  • How to adapt exercise to suit varied fitness levels 
  • How to use a range of teaching skills
  • The body's systems and its response to exercise
  • Health and safety factors
  • How to motivate and support clients

The course is assessed through written questions, continuous assessment during the course and you will return (usually one week after the last attendance day) for a practical exam and two multiple choice theory exams.

 

PRE-REQUISITE

None - however it is recommended that candidates are familiar with the gym environment

 

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion you will be awarded a level 2 YMCA Awards Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym which will allow you to apply for entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.

 

          

 
COURSE DATES

 


Venue: KIRKCALDY, FIFE
GYM0217: 24th, 25th, 26th February and 4th, 5th March 2017
GYM0517: 26th, 27th, 28th May and 3rd, 4th June 2017
GYM0817: 25th, 26th, 27th August and 2nd, 3rd September 2017


Venue: ABERDEEN
GYM0217A: 10th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th February 2017
GYM0517A: 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st May 2017
GYM0917A: 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 30th September and 1st October 2017


Venue: MINTLAW, NEAR FRASERBURGH
GYM0117 (M) 27th, 28th, 29th January and 4th, 5th February 2017


Venue: EAST KILBRIDE, NEAR GLASGOW
GYM0317: 31st March and 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th April 2017
GYM0617: 23rd, 24th, 25th June and 1st, 2nd July 2017
GYM1017: 6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th October 2017


Venue: EDINBURGH
GYM0117: 13th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd January 2017 (FULL)
GYM0417: 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th April 2017 (FULL)
GYM0717: 28th, 29th, 30th July and 5th, 6th August 2017 (LIMITED SPACES)
GYM1117: 17th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th November 2017


Price: £500 plus VAT (£600) if paid in full on booking, otherwise £541.67 plus VAT (£650)
Comment: Pay in full on booking or £100 deposit for payment plan options