Kid’s Fitness Instructor Course

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A fantastic entry-level route into the fitness industry
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Unlock a whole new market by working with children
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Receive expertise from tutors who have been in the childrens’ fitness industry for years

As the childhood obesity rate grows at a steady rate so does the need for specialist kids’ fitness instructors. The Kids’ Instructor course provides you with the skills to deliver fun & safe fitness based activity to children ages five to sixteen, giving you access to a whole new market.

This course is delivered in a blended learning format. You will initially complete a period of home study where the theory elements of the course will be completed, supported by our experienced tutors. The practical elements of the course require 2 days of attendance over a weekend. You must book a minimum of 6 weeks in advance to allow yourself enough time to complete the theory part of the course. You will sit your theory papers on one of our assessment days and will need to provide video evidence and case study to go towards your practical

As this qualification is nationally recognised and not just a workshop, this course will give you the skills for a career in the industry. In addition to the exercise to music elements you will also learn L2 Anatomy & Physiology. The following list will give you a good idea of what is taught:

Considerations for session planning:

  • Physiological differences between ages
  • Warm ups and cool downs
  • Understanding behaviour

Age-appropriate activity

  • Needs of different age groups
  • Age-related activities
  • Basic movements with progressions
  • Game activities

Improving children’s fitness levels for health and fitness

  • Activity levels and obesity
  • CV and muscular fitness
  • Encouraging healthy eating lifestyles

Throughout the course you will be assessed on:

  • Worksheets
  • Multiple choice theory papers: Anatomy & Physiology, and principles of exercise
  • Practical assessment: You will need to record a 45-60 minute practical Kid’s fitness session with 2 children. This needs to be video recorded and sent to us to be assessed.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification other than being aged 16+

YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Children)

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