YMCA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (QCF)

This qualification is for individuals who wish to become fitness instructors. Delivered and assessed in the workplace, it is designed so that individuals can gain the knowledge and competence needed in a work-based setting.

The qualification may also appeal to employers who wish to upskill their work force so they are fully competent in the workplace. 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 systems and their relation to exercise
  • Planning, preparing and delivering safe and effective gym- based exercise programmes
  • Programming safe and effective exercise for a range of clients
  • The health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • Motivating and communicating effectively with clients
  • Health, safety and welfare

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