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Certificate in Fitness Instructing in the context of Gym, Exercise to Music or Water-Based Exercise

This qualification is available in the context of Gym, Exercise to Music and Water-Based Exercise for candidates wishing to work in the health and fitness industry.

Candidates will learn:

  • exercise and fitness knowledge covering:
    -bones and joints
    -muscles and muscle actions
    -cardiovascular and respiratory systems
    -components of fitness
  • how to plan and teach safe and effective exercise 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
Structure
Mandatory units Hours
Exercise and Fitness Knowledge (EFK) 50
Health, Safety and Professionalism in Exercise and Fitness Instructing 10
Optional units  
Exercise to Music 60
Gym 60
Water-Based Exercise 60
Total GLH 120
Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification, however candidates should have some awareness of using a gym or participating in group or water-based exercise classes or equivalent.

It is recommended that centres offering this qualification should have access to an appropriate practical facility and that all courses leading to the certificate should be run with a practical bias.

Assessment
Internally assessed via: Externally assessed via:
  1. Worksheets
  2. Practical including planning,
    teaching and evaluating
  1. Theory paper
Fees and certification codes
 

CYQ code

Fee

Overarching certificate  

 

Available in the context of:    
Gym

QC2CFIG01

£60

Exercise to Music

QC2CFIE01

£60

Water-Based Exercise

QC2CFIW01

£60

Unit certificates (optional)

 

 

Exercise and Fitness Knowledge

QU2EXFK01

£18

Water-Based Exercise

QU2IWBE01

£28

Health, Safety and Professionalism in
Exercise and Fitness Instructing

QU2HSAP01

£5

Other optional certification    
Certificate in Fitness Instructing and EFK certificates

N/A

£65

Resources
Syllabus

£16.50

Syllabus (bound copy)

£21

Manuals
(available for Exercise and Fitness Knowledge, Gym, Exercise to Music and Water-Based Exercise)

£10

Workbooks
(available for EFK)

£15

DVDs
(available for Gym and Exercise to Music)

£7

Candidate Guidance Packs
(available for Gym, Exercise to Music and Water-Based Exercise)

£15

Level 2 Assessment and IV Pack
(includes all assessment and IV paperwork plus examples)

£15

Blended learning  
Blended learning pack
(including EFK workbook, EFK manual, Gym/ETM manual and Gym/ETM DVD)

£40

Blended learning pack plus overarching certification

£95

QCA information

Qualification accreditation numbe

500/1718/4

Accreditation start date

1st May 2007

Accreditation end date

31st December 2010

Certification end date

31st December 2012

Mandatory units
Unit title

QCA code

Exercise and Fitness Knowledge

H/500/6960

Health, Safety and Professionalism
in Exercise and Fitness Instructing

M/500/6959

Optional units
Unit title

QCA code

Instructing Gym Based Exercise

K/500/6961

Instructing Exercise to Music

L/500/6967

Instructing Water-Based Exercise

R/500/6968

REPs

Allows students entry to REPs at Level 2REPs 20 CPD point logo

Allows candidates to enter REPs at Level 2