Fitness Instructing YMCA Certificate (Exercise to Music)

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 2 Sports & Fitness

This course is for those individuals who are wishing to gain a vocational qualification as a fitness instructor or those working as fitness instructors who have few or no relevant qualifications.

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Ideal if:

You are looking to enter the leisure industry as a gym instructor

You’ll need:

Candidates must be over 16 at time of interview; a first aid certificate is also desirable but not essential.

You’ll learn:

Learners will cover -

Anatomy and physiology including:

  • the heart and circulatory system
  • the respiratory system
  • structure and function of the skeleton
  • musculoskeletal system
  • postural and core stability
  • the nervous and energy system and their relation to exercise

How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.

How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme.

The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults - both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed.



The theory element of the course runs from September - December (1 day per week), the practical element will then run from January - June (1 day per week).

You’ll go on to:

On completion of the CYQ level two Fitness Instructing Exercise to Music course, students will have the skills and knowledge to programme and deliver safe and effective exercise to music sessions for a range of clients.

All courses allow successful learners to apply to be on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS). This means that they meet strict industry standards to deliver exercise advice and/or demonstration. To protect the public, all registered exercise professionals are bound by a code of ethical practice that covers professional standards and conduct.


Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness


Fitness Instructing YMCA Certificate (Exercise to Music)

Start Date

September 2018




1 year

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.