Level 2 Award in Studio Resistance Training

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:

YMCA Awards Level 2 Award in Studio Resistance Training

This qualification allows you to teach safe and effective studio resistance training classes. Use your own chosen music while learning the skills to be creative using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands and body weight exercises in a group exercise class. A must for all studio instructors!


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Want to qualify as a Studio Resistance Training Instructor?


Studio Resistance Instructor

This qualification comprises of 2 mandatory units:

Unit 1- Group Teaching Skills

Unit 2- Instructing Studio Resistance Training

Successful achievement of both units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites?

To enrol onto the Studio Resistance Instructor course you need to hold a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF) qualification or any qualification within the Physical Activity Advisor category on REPs, for example Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking. This qualification does not provide entry to REPs

How do I book?

Stage 1. You can either complete the contact form by clicking here  ,or you can scroll down the page and click on the book course which will open up a new page. Once we have received your contact information we will email the enrolment documents to complete.

You can also telephone and we will start the process by emailing you the documents.

Stage 2. Once we have received all documents and payment you will receive the resources for the course. This will take approximately a week to process. If you would like to use our interest free payment plan please ask as details will then be emailed to you.

Stage 3. You can start learning once you have received all resources. You will  be guided how to start and what is required. You will be provided with your tutor contact details.

Stage 4. You will be emailed the course schedule which will give you the venue address and requirements.

We are happy to answer any questions you have so please do ask

Total Qualification Time

40 hours

This is an estimate of the total amount of time this qualification will take to achieve.

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Learning Course Stages

Stage 1 –Once you have enrolled onto the course you will be provided with your learning resources.

Stage 2 – You will receive your hard copy manuals. The schedule for your classroom training days will be emailed to you. This process can take up to 5 working days to process. You will also be provided with your tutor details who will contact you.

Stage 3 –You can start working once you receive your manuals. 

Stage 4- You will attend the scheduled training days where the tutor will guide you through all the skills you require to complete your assessments.

Stage 5– When you are ready we will provide you with a list of assessment dates for the theory paper. You can then choose the dates you wish to attend from the list. You will submit your learner achievement record for marking. 

Stage 6 – Once all units have passed and your work has been through our quality assurance process your certificate will be requested from the awarding body. Once we receive your certificate we will post to you.

We look forward to supporting you through your learning.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification you must complete and pass the following:

  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation and Evaluation

For the practical you are required to teach a class consisting of 6 – 12 participants. You are required to bring along class participants for your practical assessment if attending a face-to-face practical assessment. You may submit your practical assessment by DVD. Guidelines for this are given on request of DVD submission.

There is no charge for reassessments

Course Dates 

August 2021

Training day:

  • Sunday 22nd August 

An agreed assessment date is arranged on the course  training day

Course Cost


Course Cost £299.00 

0% payment plans available on request.

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If you would like to use the payment plan option you can pay the deposit by clicking here. We then set up direct debit payment plan for the remaining payments. These are 0% payment plans and details available on request.

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Awarding body 

The Awarding body for our Level 2 Award in Studio Resistance Training qualification is YMCA Awards.  Once you have achieved all elements of the qualification and the quality assurance process has been completed your nationally recognised certificate will be processed. 


Studio Resistance Instructor Course

This course is for those who hold a Fitness Instructor qualification and want to qualify as a studio Studio Resistance Instructor. This qualification allows you to teach studio based Studio Resistance classes whilst using your own chosen music and be creative with choreography.



Once qualified this qualification will allow you to move onto the Step Instructor course. This will allow you to give advice and design plans for your class participants.


0% Payment plans available

Spread the cost with 0% financing. Credit subject to application and status.

Interested In the Level 2 Award in Resistance Training course?

Call us for a chat 0800 0433 600

The Studio Resistance Course is really good, it was easy to follow and the practical class was great.  I love Bodypump classes so found the resistance class to be quite similar to it, at least both working towards the same muscle groups.


Level 2 Award in Studio Resistance Training

You will cover:
  • how to design and teach safe and effective studio resistance training sessions
  • the principles of warm up, the aerobic curve and cool down
  • working to music
  • motivating participants
  • a variety of group teaching skills
  • core stability exercises
  • the benefits of studio resistance training
  • a variety of approaches to studio resistance training
  • how to respond to health and safety issues

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