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

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

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.

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 08/02/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 15 weeks
Fees: £362.00
Bedford College
Starts: 01/02/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 15 weeks
Fees: £362.00
Bedford College
Starts: 03/02/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 15 weeks
Fees: £362.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

How to enrol

To enrol onto this course please call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.



Course information

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.


Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not:

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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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.