This is an entry level course to the fitness industry as a Circuit Training Instructor which will give you the opportunity to register as a Level 2 instructor on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
This course involves interactive practical and theory based learning where you will develop the skills to be competent and confident in delivering effective and enjoyable circuit training sessions. Circuit training is a very popular style of exercise and will enable new and existing fitness professionals to expand on their current job roles with the potential to earn more money either for a gym or as a freelance instructor.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to join the fitness industry (e.g. sports coaches, wellness professionals or healthcare providers) to offer circuit training classes to their community or existing fitness groups (i.e. running groups). It is also suitable for existing fitness professionals who may be currently running circuit classes without a formal qualification. It is a form of training that instructors hugely benefit from regardless of their qualification area.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course but learners must be over 16 years of age.
This course covers the following:
- Anatomy & physiology for exercise
- Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
- Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
- Principles of exercise, fitness and health
- Planning group circuit training sessions
- Instructing group circuit training sessions
If you currently hold a L2 Fitness Qualification or higher then you will ONLY be required to attend the classroom days which cover learning objectives 5 & 6. Click here for specific details.
This course is offered as blended learning as it requires online home study as well as attended study days.
The online learning is carried out via the YMCA Awards learning platform. You will complete your learning with the support of a personal mentor from our team of experienced tutors. All mandatory units must be completed and passed before you can book onto the practical training days at an attended venue.
Length of Course
Online learning is required for 10-12 weeks as a guide. This is a recommendation based on 2-3 hours a day; if you are able to dedicate a little more time, then this could be completed in a shorter time period.
The practical training days require attendance at a venue for 3 days, 9am-5pm.
For the Mandatory Units:
- 2 Multiple Choice Theory Papers
- 2 Knowledge Question Worksheet
These assessments must be completed prior to booking on to the practical training days. You can select from the list of exam dates scheduled here. You need to book your exam date 14 days in advance so we can request them from the awarding organisation.
For the Practical Circuit Training Unit:
- 1 Worksheet
- Session Plan
- Planning Task
- Practical Observation
- Session Evaluation
Note: for the practical observation you are required to bring along a participant (i.e. friend or family member).
Cost of Course
For those who do not currently hold a L2 Fitness Qualification = £400.
For those who hold an existing L2 Fitness Qualification = £199.
This course is currently withdrawn from our timetable. If you are interested in completing this course then please feel free to register your interest by using ‘Request Information’ form or emailing us.
How Do I Enrol?
You can enrol by downloading the application form below (see ‘Helpful Documents’) and then send it to email@example.com
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Once enrolled we will send you confirmation details and post you out a manual.
REPs Points & Accreditation
By the end of this course you will be a fully qualified Circuit Training Instructor receiving a L2 YMCA Awards Certificate in Instructing Circuit Training Sessions. You will gain Level 2 entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and awarded 16 CPD points.
What will I gain by completing this course?
You will have gained the knowledge and understanding to run safe and effective circuit training classes, enabling you to provide one of the most popular forms of group exercise which continues to thrive within the fitness industry. You would have a brand new career in fitness and could enhance your potential to earn more money. Plus you now have access to a range of further training in the industry such as L3 GP Referral, L3 Ante and Post Natal Fitness and L3 Older Adults.
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