Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music – Freestyle (YMCA Awards)

Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music – Freestyle (YMCA Awards)

Level: Level 2
Course price: 660.00

Upcoming course dates:

19-20 & 26-27 October 2019

2020 Dates:

1st/2nd & 8th/9th February 2020
13th/14th & 27th/28th June 2020
17th/18th & 24th/25th October 2020

Course runs on weekends from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

When you sign up for this course, you can also book onto our Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work course for the discounted price of £65!

Click here to book and we will take the additional cost off your invoice for Exercise to Music.

Course overview:

You will learn the practical skills to plan and teach a safe and effective group exercise class to music. This will include aerobics and body conditioning based classes.

A successful Aerobics Instructor needs to be multi-talented, have excellent communication skills and be able to teach a wide range of exercise classes. Life as an aerobics instructor is rewarding, and allows you to have fun, be creative and work in an exciting environment that suits you!

For many people, exercise in a group situation is the best way to keep fit and healthy. Running the class is more fun than attending one. You can work as a freelance instructor or in a Health Club or Leisure Centre. Becoming an Aerobics instructor is usually a stepping-stone to other careers in the health and fitness industry. You can add other modules such as Aqua, Step, Gym, Health Related Exercise for Children and Level 3 Exercise to Music and many other courses.

You must be 16 years or older . You do not need any previous experience to be an Aerobics Instructor, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

What you will learn:

  • 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
  • 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 group exercise to music session 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


  • 2 Invigilated multiply choice theory papers (Anatomy & Physiology and Principles of Exercise)
  • Worksheets
  • Summative practical assessment

What to do now:

  • Complete an online application form, making your deposit or full payment
  • You will be assigned a tutor with regular contact via email or telephone
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post
  • You will attend your training days and then prepare for a practical assessment day also returning for your multiple choice theory paper assessments,

What you will achieve:

  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Exercise to Music)
  • Level 2 entry onto the REPs register (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • 20 REPs points

What next?

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February 1, 2020 to February 9, 2020
June 13, 2020 to June 28, 2020
October 17, 2020 to October 25, 2020
Full payment£660.00
Deposit (Balance £495.00)£165.00