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Fitness Instructing (Gym Based) Level 2 Certificate (YMCA Awards)

  • L2
  • EHCP

This course will lead you to a recognised YMCA awards qualification and will prepare you with the skills and knowledge that you will need to work as a Fitness Instructor (Gym Based) in a wide range of establishments.

YMCA awards

Entry requirements

You do not need any qualifications however you should have experience in the use of gym based equipment (Cardiovascular & Resistance).

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Exercise
  • Health & Safety
  • Barriers to Participation
  • Resistance Training and Cardiovascular machines

Assessment methods

2 x multiple choice exams, 2 x worksheets, 1 x portfolio, 2 x practical assessments.

Further study and career options

Recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals, on successful completion you will be qualified as a Gym Instructor, and past students have gained work on cruise ships, in gyms, as personal trainers, managing fitness centres and training in specific sports. Alternatively you can progress on to one of our Level 3 Fitness qualifications.

Additional information

We regard appearance, conduct and attitude as an essential and on-going part of the course. You will be required to wear appropriate clothing and follow professional codes of appearance and conduct at all times. You will need to attend College one evening a week. You will also be expected to research and practise skills covered in lectures during your own time.

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
15 weeks 25/02/2020 Tue 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £362 Cauldwell Street H1133S3 Apply
15 weeks 27/02/2020 Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £362 Cauldwell Street H1133S4 Apply


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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For more information please ring us on 01234 291000 or email us.           

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