Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Water Based Exercise – Aqua Aerobics (YMCA Awards)

Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Water Based Exercise – Aqua Aerobics (YMCA Awards)

Level: Level 2
Course price: 349.00


Upcoming course dates:

17th – 18th August 2019

2020 Dates:

25th – 26th April 2020
22nd – 23rd August 2020
17th – 18th September 2020

Course runs from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Course overview:

There is a great demand for aqua instructors in the fitness industry and Personal Trainers who can adapt to a water-based environment. If you are looking to increase your skills as an instructor and to gain more knowledge, this course will teach you how to adapt exercises in the water.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but we do recommend that you already hold a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification. Experience of participating in water-based exercise sessions is also beneficial.

If you do not already have a fitness instructor qualification, you will need to complete the Mandatory units in addition to a practical teaching assessment. The Mandatory units include the following:

  • Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology multiple choice theory paper.
  • Level 2 Principles of Exercise multiple choice theory paper.
  • Know how to Support Clients worksheet.
  • Health & Safety in a Fitness Environment worksheet.

To add the Mandatory units there will be an additional cost of £79.00

What you will learn

  • How to plan a safe and effective water based session
  • How to instruct a safe and effective water based session with music
  • How to evaluate a safe and effective session
  • How to adapt water based exercises


Practical assessment including planning, teaching and evaluating a water-based exercise class.

What to do now:

  • Click on ‘Register’ and fill in the online application/attendee information form, making your deposit or full payment to receive confirmation of booking.
  • You will attend your training days which includes your practical assessment.

What you will achieve:

  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Water-Based Exercises
  • 20 REPs points

What next?

  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Group indoor Cycling
  • Active IQ Award in Designing Pre/Post Natal Exercise Programmes
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April 25, 2020 to April 26, 2020
August 22, 2020 to August 23, 2020
September 17, 2020 to September 18, 2020
Full payment£349.00
Deposit (Balance £261.75)£87.25