Update 23rd March 2020 

This afternoon the Prime Minister announced the closure of all leisure centres, bars and cafes. It is with a heavy heart that YMCAfit have to announce the postponement of all courses in every location with immediate effect. As the situation develops we will update this page accordingly. 
 

Information for new students

If you are thinking of studying with us at YMCAfit, we have online options for you. 

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your course or fill out our request a callback form.

We can offer a range of online course modules for:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Gym and Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (you will need to have a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Price:

  • All level 2 online course modules are £99.00
  • All level 3 online course modules are £199.00

Our online courses include the online theory content you need to kick start your journey to success.

Please note that a qualification cannot be achieved via the online course alone. All students will be required to attend the face to face course dates when available, to complete their studies and pass all remaining assessments, to achieve the qualification. The face to face course dates focus on the practical elements of the qualification. We will publish our revised schedule of face to face course dates as soon as our venues re-open.

We have distance learning courses available now

  • Certificate and Award in Assessing
  • Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)

Our distance learning courses include a face to face portfolio day where a tutor will guide you on building your portfolio of evidence. The face to face portfolio dates will be published as soon as our venues re-open. Advice and guidance will remain available from our Learning Support Team.

Information for current students

It is our aim to provide you with resources and support to continue your journey with us. Below is a brief outline of the steps we will be taking over the next few days.

Students who have been in attendance and the face to face days of the course has been postponed.

Firstly, we want to assure you that all achievements will remain valid and you will not be required to re-take or repeat an assessment where you have achieved a pass.

We will provide you with a revised schedule of face to face dates as soon as our venues re-open. We are reviewing each group and are looking to provide additional support to cover some, but not all, elements of the course online.

Our aim is to engage with you in a variety of ways and provide opportunities for you to continue and progress. Please check your emails on a regular basis as group-specific communications will be shared this way.

If you are booked to a blended learning format

  • Continue with your online studies
  • Contact the Learning Support Team for advice and guidance at ymcafit.blendedlearning@ymca.co.uk
  • Complete all online and submitted written assignments, following the guidance provided previously

If you are booked to an intensive face to face format

  • We will be in touch shortly to provide you access to the online portal for the qualification you are working towards.
  • The online portal will contain the theory elements of the qualification you are working towards. The online resource can be used in conjunction with the manuals you have received on course.
  • The benefit to you will be that you will need to attend fewer days when we re-commence our face to face course delivery. You will only need re-book to a course covering the practical elements of the course.
  • The Learning Support Team will be available to provide information, advice and guidance

Students who have not yet attended the face to face days of their course.

If you are booked to a blended learning format

Firstly, we want to assure you that all achievements will remain valid and you will not be required to re-take or repeat an assessment where you have achieved a pass.

  • Continue with your online studies
  • Contact the Learning Support Team for advice and guidance at ymcafit.blendedlearning@ymca.co.uk
  • Complete all online and submitted written assignments, following the guidance provided previously

If you are booked to an Intensive Face to Face format

We will be in touch shortly to discuss your options. Your patience whilst we work through the high level of enquiries is greatly appreciated.

Option 1 – To start your learning journey now and transfer your booking to a blended learning option to access the theory elements online.

  • All students will be required to attend the face to face course dates when available, to complete their studies and pass all remaining assessments, to achieve the qualification. The face to face course dates focus on the practical elements of the qualification. We will publish our revised schedule of face to face course dates as soon as our venues re-open.
  • We will refund the difference between the fee you paid and the advertised cost of the Blended Learning courses.

Option 2 – To remain committed to attending an Intensive Face to Face course as soon as our venues re-open.

  • All fees paid will be allocated to the course you re-book once our venues re-open.

Course Transfer Policy

If it has been necessary for us to postpone your course to a later date, a transfer fee will NOT be applied.

We will be in touch with all students who are currently booked to a course, to arrange a transfer to a later date, as soon as we know when our venues will be re-opening.

Contacting YMCAfit

We are currently receiving a much higher volume of calls due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please understand that we may not able to respond to each individual if it relates to anything already addressed in this notice. Your patience and understanding whilst we manage, what is a very difficult time, is greatly appreciated.