Level 2 step instructor course
Step up and take centre stage with this versatile and engaging style of group exercise.
No group exercise format has stood the test of time more than step exercise to music classes. Also known more casually as 'step aerobics', step-based group exercise continues to be incredibly popular amounts participants looking to get and stay in shape in the studio. There are now also a variety of different styles of step-based exercise, including HIIT step for example.
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If you want to add another group exercise discipline to your skillset, our level 2 step exercise to music instructor training could be just want you're looking for.
Our level 2 step exercise to music course is an essential addition to any group exercise professionals’ repertoire, particularly those instructors who enjoy the freedom of teaching freestyle ETM classes without the hefty license fees or burden of remembering somebody else’s choreography.
Many of our students on this programme, although not all of them, have actually been teaching step-based group exercise ‘informally’ and ‘unofficially’ for some time using their Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification, but now see the benefit of gaining an appropriate and specific qualification in this discipline. From an insurance perspective, it would certainly be a loophole if somebody were to injure themselves.
This energetic and engaging course includes a wide range of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be applied in the studio to create a fun and lively atmosphere in which your participants can exercise safely and effectively using a step box.
The choreography used in the course is pitched at varying levels of difficulty to ensure that all participants can engage in the class at an appropriate level for them.
To enrol on this step instructor course you will need to possess a recognised Level 2 Fitness Instructor Qualification, ideally in an exercise to music context. We also recommend that you have a keen interest in, and some practical experience of, performing step exercise to music. Certainly throughout your study period, you will need to attend a few classes or get plenty of self-practice in.
The Level 2 Award in Teaching Step Exercise to Music (Step Aerobics) is certificated by YMCA Awards and delivered online via a blend of supported home-study and on-demand practical workshops. At the end of the programme, you'll submit a video of you teaching a step exercise to music class and our team of assessors will mark this and provide you with feedback.
This course includes all the study materials and resources that you need to achieve this qualification. The course is delivered primarily online, with downloadable eLearning content, choreography notes and handouts, to help you get the best out of your training experience.
There are also a number of online practical workshops for you to watch and participate in. Participation is key here to ensure you are assessment ready.
On completion of this step instructor programme, you'll have the confidence and qualifications to be able to teach step-based group exercise to classes large and small. Whether you want to set up your own classes locally, or work in a health club environment, you'll be more than ready and eligible.
You might also want to consider some additional training to be able to teach other styles of group exercise. Our range of
yoga teacher training courses or Pilates instructor courses are incredibly popular with our group exercise graduates.
Since we opened our doors in 2017, we've trained over 40,000 exercise professionals across a variety of professionals roles in the health and fitness sector. Many of our graduates have gone on to do amazing things... Where will you go with this step instructor qualification?
The assessments for this step exercise instructor course begin early in the learning content with regular and informal knowledge checks that are embedded into the course content to ensure that you're making sufficient progress and engaging sufficiently with the content.
Once you've completed all the online eLearning and on-demand practical workshops, you'll be eligible to complete your practical assessment. For this, you'll need to record yourself teaching a step-based exercise to music class, following all the guidance in the course content. Our support team will also help you prepare for this assessment.
Here's a summary of the assessments for this course: