|Sector: Sports, Active Health and Fitness||Category: Fitness Instruction and Group Exercise|
|VTCT Product Code: SP2C10||GLH: 157||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 603/3876/3||Units: 4||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Statement of purpose
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Group Water-based Exercise is an Occupational Qualification aimed at learners aged 16+ who are either in a full-time Level 2 education programme or a part time programme at a college or with a private training provider and wish to pursue a career within the fitness industry as a group water-based exercise instructor. The qualification is based on the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for group water-based exercise.
What are professional standards?
A professional standard is a framework which defines the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to perform certain tasks relating to a job role. These standards will gradually be embedded into qualifications by Awarding Organisations to replace the current qualifications that are underpinned by National Occupational Standards (NOS). Within the sport sector these standards are employer led and facilitated by CIMSPA. The CIMSPA professional standards outline the knowledge and skills required to underpin the occupations and job roles within the sport and physical activity sector.
What does this qualification cover?
The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a group water-based exercise instructor. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to pre-screen clients and check their readiness for exercise and follow health and safety practices in a health and fitness environment. Learners will develop the knowledge and skills to plan group water-based exercise sessions. They will learn how to design and structure group water-based exercise sessions to train different components of fitness. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working skills and research skills will also be developed.
What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification is fully endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become fitness instructors and register to become a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). As fitness instructors, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing additional qualifications at level 3 in the following areas:
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|USP182||A/617/2590||Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals||2||40|
|USP183||F/617/2591||Professional practice for exercise and fitness professionals||2||28|
|USP184||J/617/2592||Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management||3||50|
|USP192||M/617/3557||Planning and instructing group water-based exercise||2||39|
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