YMCA Assistant Fitness Instructor Level 1The College of Richard Collyer
Price on request
- Vocational qualification
- West sussex
Frequent Asked Questions
" No formal academic entry requirements " An interest in health and fitness " Good time management and communication skills and an ability to work independently.
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Board and Syllabus details
Board: Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ)
About the subject
A recognised fitness industry qualification which incorporates two modules: Exercise and Fitness Knowledge and Resistance training.
Awarded by Central YMCA Qualifications, this is a course intended to recognise the competence of an individual to assist a qualified fitness instructor in the teaching of exercise sessions.
The course is one year long at 2 hours per week. areas essential for Subjects include: basic human anatomy, the bodies response to exercise, principles of training, health and safety in fitness classes, warm up and cool down exercises, correct techniques when using resistance equipment, communication and evaluation skills
This course forms part of the portfolio of qualifications being offered within our Centre of Vocational Excellence in Sport and Recreation
Teaching methods include: Formal Teaching, discussions and handouts, role-play and group work. A large proportion of your studies will take place within a gym environment.
Learning methods include: Presentations to small groups, use of IT and practical demonstrations.
Subject combinations and progression
This qualification is suitable for those students who wish to progress to the full fitness instructor qualification and work within the sport and leisure industry or for those who have a general interest in health and fitness.
It is an ideal course to run alongside BTEC Sport but is also available to any Collyers student looking for a short course to supplement their intermediate or advanced programme.
Subject modules and assessment
Unit 1 - Exercise and Fitness Knowledge
" Definition of health and fitness
" Cardiovascular system
" Energy production
" Effects of exercise
" Aims of a programme
" Principles of training
Assessment for this unit will take the form of a personal exercise programme which you must design, undertake and evaluate. You will also be required to undertake an externally set test.
Unit 2 - Resistance training
" Warming up and cooling down
" Roles and responsibilities of an assistant fitness instructor
" Principles of safe exercise technique
" Technically accurate demonstrations of exercise technique
" Health and safety
" Customer care
" Receiving feedback from customers
Assessment for this unit will be through assessor observations of exercise sessions, specific exercises and client inductions. You will also be required to complete worksheets demonstrating your knowledge
" No formal academic entry requirements
" An interest in health and fitness
" Good time management and communication skills and an ability to work independently.