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YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym Based Exercise)

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is ideal if you are looking to become a Fitness Instructor. It is also the first stage of becoming a Personal Trainer. We run this course in our fully equipped fitness suite and state of the art classrooms.
  • What you'll learn

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    During this course you will learn the basics of anatomy, physiology and nutrition in the context of fitness training. You will also learn the basics of how to instruct a number of different gym based activities including the safety requirements and communication processes of a professional Fitness Instructor.
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements; however you will need a passion for fitness.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Throughout the course you will build a portfolio of your learning. There will also be a written exam and a practical assessment.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    As part of the course you will be required to learn in both a class and practical setting (fitness suite) so you will need to wear appropriate clothing such as trainers and sports kit. You will be expected to practice your learning away from the course in order to develop the skills required to pass the practical assessment. This course is assessed by a fully qualified, industry experienced Assessor.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact our Sports Team by emailing the Sport & Fitness department or call on 01204 48 2611 (please be aware that the phone may not be answered if the Fitness Suite is busy).
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Click here to apply for this course.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £319.00
    Other fees: £80.00
  • Future opportunities

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    On successful completion of this course you are able to gain employment within the Health & Fitness industry as a Fitness Instructor. If you already have experience within the industry this qualification will help you progress on to the Level 3 Personal Training Diploma which we run at Bolton College.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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