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Professional Qualification: YMCA Instructing Water-Based Exercise Certificate

The YMCA Instructing Water-Based Exercise Certificate Level 2 is aimed at individuals who want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in water-based exercise.

The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan and instruct water-based exercise sessions. You will learn through both theory and practical sessions and will be assessed through observation of your practical instruction.

This qualification will allow you to work in leisure facilities, community centres or as a freelance self-employed instructor or at a health, leisure and fitness centre.

To qualify for this course, it is required that you pass the Fitness Instructor Theory Level 2 Mandatory Units.

This course is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s), accredited by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and regulated by Ofqual.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

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