Become an Exercise to Music Instructor
This Ofqual regulated Exercise to Music instructor course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills so that you are ready to run your own group based exercise classes.
You will be able to teach and supervise exercise to music classes for healthy adults and young people within the 14-16 age range.
Once complete you will be a fully qualified Exercise to Music Instructor and a recognised level 2 Fitness Professional. This demonstrates the high standard of your qualification to clients.
You will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Exercise to Music, which is embossed with the Ofqual and NCFE awarding body logos. From here you are ready to run your own classes or gain employment within a gym.
Here, Exercise to Music Instructor, Fitness and Weight Management Instructor, Freelance Class Instructor, Group Coach and/or Studio Co-ordinator jobs are popular roles.
Alternatively, you can run your very own freelance fitness business.
Exercise to Music Qualification
Our NCFE and Ofqual approved online exercise to music course enables you to plan, design and instruct your own fitness classes. Once qualified you can gain your insurance and are ready to work as an exercise to music instructor. All wrapped up in our great value exclusive study package with no exams.
This level 2 etm course is popular with students who are starting out, as well as already qualified Fitness Professionals. If you’re new to fitness choose the six module full course option. Or, if you’re already working in the industry choose our handy two module fast-track route.
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Includes course materials, workbooks, assessment & certification
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FAST TRACK OPTIONS
Save on course fees if you are level 2 qualified
Portfolio based learning
A NCFE and Ofqual recognised certification
WEEKLY START DATES
Start when it’s best for you with weekly enrolments
Level 2 Exercise to Music
3 Month Payment Plan
£495 Full Course
3 Month Payment Plan
6 Month Payment Plan
OFQUAL and NCFE
Guided Learning Hours
Full course = 157
Fast-track = 62
Why Choose Our Online Exercise to Music Course?
You will gain an Ofqual regulated, nationally recognised qualification and be ready to secure employment in an Exercise to Music Instructor job role. Complete your course by distance learning online which offers the ultimate in flexibility to fit your study around your current lifestyle, with one of our tutors supporting you every step of the way.
For the full exercise to music course you study six easy to follow theory modules and a practical video. This develops your talents in planning and instructing safe, yet highly effective group based exercise to music classes. For qualified Fitness Professionals the fast-track route means you complete two theory modules and the practical video.
Teaching group exercise
We all know it’s much easier to commit to an exercise routine and stick with it when you’re really enjoying yourself and get to workout with others. That’s why exercise to music classes are so popular, offering great variety and appealing to a wide range of gym members.
Once you’ve gained your exercise to music certificate you’ll be ready to run your own classes working within a fitness setting or freelance. Popular class options include; aerobics, strength and conditioning, sculpting and toning, flexibility, and relaxation and well-being. Our exercise to music qualifications also enable you to progress to teach pre-choreographed group fitness classes such as Zumba and Les Mills.
Is this ETM course for me?
You will achieve an Ofqual regulated certificate in Instructing Exercise to Music. When your course is complete you will be a recognised level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor, ready to work with clients running your own classes.
Once your course is booked we will arrange your enrolment and course welcome and you’re ready to start. When qualifying with us here at the Academy of Fitness Professionals there’s also the peace of mind that course materials, tutor support, workbooks, assessments and certification fees are all included as standard – so there’s no hidden extras.
Choose your Exercise to Music Start Point
Achieve Your Goals
If you aspire to teach exercise to music classes – this course is for you
Our home study exercise to music qualification will equip you with the industry knowledge, skills and confidence so that you can prepare, plan and instruct your very own exercise to music sessions. Here you will use your talents working with a wide range of clients making a meaningful difference in their exercise habits, helping them to achieve their fitness goals.
Exercise to Music Course - Awards and Recognition
We know a thing or two about becoming an exercise to music instructor
Instructing exercise in a class or group setting is a great way to motivate and inspire others to become fitter and achieve great results from every session. Once you have gained your exercise to music certificate the fun really begins. You are work ready and can choreograph and instruct your very own classes carefully tailored to your clients needs. Check out some of our industry accreditations below and rest assured you’ll be learning with industry experts every step of the way.
Our training courses are approved by the NCFE, a leading awarding body for over 170 years
We’re recognised in delivering quality assured training
As a UK Active supplier we’re committed to the highest fitness industry standards
Online Exercise to Music
Instructor Course Options
Full Course Fees
Pay in full
A 20% saving on course fees
Pay over 3 months
£206.25 per month
Total course fees £618.75
Pay over 6 months
£103.13 per month
Total course fees £618.78
Fast Track Options
* If you have a level 2 fitness qualification study our fast-track route by completing modules 5 and 6.
** You will need to provide a copy of your level 2 certification as part of our fast-track enrolment process.
Pay in full
A 20% saving on course fees
Pay over 3 months
£135.42 per month
Total course fees £406.26
Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor Course - Structure
Our exercise to music course is a fantastic option for current and aspiring Fitness Professionals seeking to run their own classes. If you already have a level 2 fitness qualification or are a Personal Trainer there is also the option to qualify by completing Modules 5 and 6 together with the video practical by choosing the fast-track route.
Anatomy and physiology for exercise
Acquire the essential knowledge an Exercise to Music Instructor needs of how anatomy and physiology apply to planning and instructing group based classes for healthy adults.
How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
Gain the must have on-going customer service skills to support the wide range of clients attending your exercise classes.
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
Gain the knowledge and understanding that Exercise to Music Instructors need to maintain health, safety and welfare in a fitness class setting including the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.
Principles of exercise, fitness and health
Learn how to programme safe, effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity together with the importance of healthy eating.
Planning group exercise to music sessions
Understand how to plan and prepare an effective exercise to music programme for healthy adults.
Instructing group exercise to music sessions
Develop your talents with instructing and supervising exercise to music sessions enabling you to build a loyal base of clients.
Exercise to Music Course - FAQ’s
The most common questions we’re asked about our Exercise to Music Instructor course are listed here. If your question isn’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Why choose this Exercise to Music course?
If you are planning to become an Exercise to Music Instructor this nationally and industry recognised course provides everything you need to practice.
If you are just starting out you can complete the full course or if you have already completed your Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer course you can gain your certification by completing Modules 5 and 6 together with the course practical video.
- Qualify as a recognised Exercise to Music Instructor
- Complete portfolio based learning, with no exams
- Achieve your Level 2 Exercise to Music certification
- Gain the regulated exercise to music qualification you need to start or advance your career
As you progress the course materials will help you develop your knowledge and confidence which you’ll be able to demonstrate in the portfolio assessment video.
Which Exercise to Music qualification will I achieve?
On completion of this course you will receive the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Exercise to Music, an Ofqual regulated qualification.
How is the Exercise to Music course assessed?
You’ll compile your own portfolio of evidence to gain this Exercise to Music qualification. In addition you will complete a course practical video where you will showcase your very own exercise to music class.
You can both study and complete your portfolio at a pace that’s right for you.
How is the ETM course video assessed?
The practical part of your ETM qualification gives you the opportunity to put your course theory into action. You will teach your own ETM class with at least four participants. At every stage you will follow our carefully laid out criteria recording either a series of mini video clips or the full class to showcase your skills.
Popular venues students use include halls and club huts, gym fitness studios, schools and space permitting your own home.
Do I need any existing skills or sports abilities?
No previous fitness or exercise qualifications are required. However, due to the nature of the exercise to music classes that you will ultimately be qualified to instruct it is advisable to be of sufficient fitness so that you are able to carry out the role.
How is the exercise to music level 2 distance learning course structured?
The level 2 exercise to music course is structured into two parts – theory and practical.
Both parts are completed by distance learning with the full support of your course tutor who is available as a direct point of contact throughout your studies.
Each theory module is assessed by a workbook submission which your tutor reviews. The practical video involves taking clips to evidence your skills which is also submitted to your tutor.
What previous education is required?
You don’t need any specific qualifications to complete this course. However, it is beneficial to have some experience of participating in exercise to music related classes.
For the level 2 etm fast-track qualification route you need to already have a industry recognised level 2 fitness qualification or equivalent.
How old do I need to be?
The minimum age for this course is 16.
How long does the course take to finish?
Many of our students complete this course from 6 weeks, however there is no set time limit enabling you to study at your own pace with the peace of mind that you have a maximum of two years to become qualified.
Can I study the exercise to music course online from home?
Yes – this etm qualification is designed to offer you the maximum choice, support and freedom in terms of where, when and how you study. Once you have booked your course you will have access to our student portal. You simply complete your enrolment and watch the induction video. That’s it, you’re then ready to start your studies.
How long is the level 2 ETM qualification valid for?
Once qualified you will be recognised as having obtained the Level 2 Exercise to Music Certification and this does not have an expiry date.
This is also a great way of gaining additional continuing professional development (CPD), building your fitness knowledge.
What logos appear on the exercise to music certificate?
Do I need level 2 ETM insurance?
If you start work in an exercise to music instructor job check with your employer if you need your own insurance cover, or if you are covered on their company policy.
If you take the freelance route then you will need to arrange your own insurance cover for the classes you run.
Instructing Exercise to Music Classes – Getting Started
Group exercise instructors teach fun and engaging classes to help participants get active and improve their fitness levels in a social setting. Most gyms offer a wide range of daily classes tailored to different ability levels and areas of interest. You’d run classes for agreed days and times as part of the gyms group exercise schedule. Or, you could set up your own classes from a village hall, school facility or similar venue.
You’ll be responsible for running safe, enjoyable and effective exercise to music classes that participants want to attend on a regular basis. As your classes fill up there’s also the opportunity to expand and appeal to different customer groups. If this is the career for you, here’s some of the responsibilities that go with the role.
Ensure you have robust processes and procedures in place for new members joining your exercise to music classes.
- Joining form
- PAR-Q and medical clearance, if required
- Taking payments and managing attendance
- Exercise history, limitations, preferences and goals
the ETM class
Focus on the environment and class safety, choreography, coaching exercise technique and heaps of motivation, fun and encouragement.
- Warm up, main activity and cool down
- Helping new starters learn the routine
- Different ability levels
- Recognising limitations and not pushing too hard
Decide on set communication channels and use them to keep everyone up to date. Seek regular feedback from participants to help plan and adapt class formats.
- Social media group for class updates
- Post class Q&A
- Adapting formats to suit current trends