Fully Online Exercise to Music Courses
Launch your career as a professional exercise to music instructor with HFE
Whether you're looking to attend a course physically, or you want to complete your training online in a live virtual environment, here at HFE we’ve got the perfect solution for you.
An extensive range of print, digital and video content to get you off on the right foot
Never miss a beat with our live or on-demand practical training. Completely flexible, simply choose how you want to learn
Skip the travel, traffic and cues because you can access your training from wherever you are in the world
Exercise to music instructors are the backbone of studio-based fitness classes and our online exercise to music courses provide the gateway to a fantastic and exciting career in this profession.
If you’re considering becoming a group exercise instructor then there is no qualification more important than your Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor.
Our online exercise to music courses are presented by some of the fitness industry’s foremost group exercise tutors. Our online courses are available in 2 formats, virtual or on-demand.
With our virtual exercise to music courses we’ll give you direct and virtual access to the same live programme that we normally deliver in one of our physical training venues. Regardless of your physical location, you’ll be able to access a world-class exercise to music instructor education from the comfort of your own home. No travel, no accommodation, no hassle.
If you’re completing the online virtual course, we recommend around 6-8 weeks of home-learning prior to attending the live online practical training. This is usually enough time to complete all the pre-course learning and assessment activities. However, if you do have a hectic schedule, you may want to give yourself more time.
With our online and on-demand exercise to music course, you can work through the programme at your own pace and take a more step-by-step approach. All of the classroom and practical activities are pre-recorded and built in to an interactive online course. If you’ll pardon the pun, all you need to do is follow the steps.
All of our online ETM courses are delivered and assessed by a team of highly experienced tutors and assessors with decades of combined experience in delivering these qualifications to people just like you. Our team are fully invested in seeing you succeed.
There aren't any entry requirements as such for this course and so enrolment is open to anyone. However, the training does involve quite a bit of group exercise to music using freestyle choreography, so experience of attending these styles of classes and being able to move to the beat and phrase of the music is necessary.
If you have limited practical experience, then we'd really suggest you take much longer to complete the home-learning.
There are 3 different study methods with our online ETM. You can either attend one of our face-to-face courses at a regional training venue, complete the programme live and virtually (Zoom) from home, or go completely online with our on-demand programme. All 3 programmes lead to the exact same qualification and they all cover the same teaching, learning and assessment. The only difference is how we deliver and assess you.
Our Online ETM course includes a wide range of print, digital and video resources in order to help you get your studio career off on the right foot. Most of the digital content is hosted in our online learner Engagement System, or LES for short, and the live practical training is delivered via Zoom.
You'll also have access to a series of online theory lectures that will guide you through all the online content and ready you for your live training programme.
On completion of this programme, you'll receive a YMCA Awards level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (group exercise to music) that will make you eligible for employment in any exercise studio around the world. We'll also give you a helping hand here with our award-winning CV Connect programme.
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We have one of the most flexible exercise to music course offerings in the business. Whether you want to attend in-person at one of our regional training venues, complete your ETM course remotely in a live virtual environment where you can interact with your tutor and fellow students, or complete your qualification online and on-demand using a more step-by-step basis, we’ve got you covered.
All of our online courses are packed with both theory and practical content to give you all the knowledge, skills and inspiration you need to become a master group exercise teacher and presenter.
Join an exclusive club of HFE exercise to music graduates that have gone on to teach in some of the UK's leading health and fitness facilities. Just some of these are featured below.
There are a range of assessments that are seamlessly built in to this online exercise to music qualification in order to assess your knowledge and skills. As you progress through the course content, you'll primarily complete knowledge checks to confirm that you are understanding the subjects and that you are ready to complete the live virtual practical training. Once you completed all the knowledge checks and attended the 3 live practical days, you'll then record yourself teaching a practical group exercise (using freestyle choreography) class to a group of 6 or more participants and submit this for marking.
Here are just a few questions that our online ETM students regularly ask us.... Of course, if you have a question and you can't find the answer, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
Our online ETM courses are structured in much the same way as our attended courses. In fact, the course timetable for the virtual online course is almost identical. Virtually, you’ll complete a series of short theory lessons designed to recap and consolidate your home learning, followed by live interactive practical workshops that will show you how to apply the knowledge that you have gained practically to develop your exercise to music teaching skills. From a teaching perspective, the only real difference between our virtual online courses and our attended courses is the fact that you are not required to come to one of our training venues. As such, we teach you everything via a live video streaming service. On the day of your course, you simply login to the meeting with the credentials we supply you with and you’ll be able to engage with your tutor and fellow students just like you can on any other training course.
With the on-demand exercise to music programme, you’ll receive access to our online platform where all of the course materials and content are immediately available. Don’t worry though, you’ll still get print versions of all your materials also. With the online programme, you’ll work through a number of different online and pre-recorded theory and practical sessions in much the same was as you would if you were at one of our venues. The only real difference is the fact that they are pre-recorded, allowing you to watch them over again. As with all our courses, if you do need a little extra help or support, our dedicated team of learning support tutors will always be on hand to offer their guidance as and when you need it. This on-demand exercise to music course is probably the most engaging and flexible exercise to music programme on the market.
For the virtual courses, you will need some form of computer device to be able to access the live streaming sessions and we recommend that you have a laptop or tablet device that is portable so you can position this where you can see it while performing various practical activities. We find that most of our students already have this equipment and so rarely do students need to purchase anything. If you don’t have a laptop or tablet, we’d recommend you borrow one from a friend of family member rather than buying one just for your course.
While you can use a mobile phone, most students find that the screens are too small and that they get more out of their course by using a larger screen. If you can stream your phone to a TV or other external monitor, then that would certainly provide a better learning experience for you.
You will also need a good internet connection so if your internet speeds are slower, we advise that you ask members of your household not to play online games or stream online TV for the duration of your course – this will use a lot of your bandwidth and will affect your online connection. You certainly don’t need a super-fast connection to participate.
There are no theory exams for this qualification.
Historically, the anatomy and physiology element of this qualification has been assessed using multiple choice theory exams. However, this exercise to music qualification uses a range of multiple choice, interactive online knowledge workbooks to assess your understanding of key subject areas like this. All you need to do is to complete these steadily throughout your training. You are required to complete all workbooks and answer them all correctly. You can re-take and re-submit these as many times as necessary to pass.
Our online students receive exactly the same resources as students attending our attended Level 2 Exercise to Music courses. And just because the course is delivered online, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get the same high-quality print resources either, because you will!
When you complete this online exercise to music course, you’ll receive everything that you need to succeed, including print and digital training manuals, online and on-demand lecture videos, worksheet and lesson plan templates for your coursework, and a range of mock theory assessments to allow you to effectively prepare for your final exams.
You will also receive a comprehensive study guide that will walk you through the entire programme, explaining what you need to do and when we advise that you complete specific learning and assessments. You’ll also have unlimited access to our team of Learning Support Tutors who will be on hand to offer as much support and guidance as you need.
We believe all students should get the same fair price for a high-quality course, so we keep our prices low all year round. We never partake in promotional sales that ‘must end on Friday’ because we believe everyone should pay the same low price. If you want to break the cost down into affordable monthly payments, we offer an interest-free 6-month payment plan. You can secure your place on the online ETM course today with a deposit of £100, then you’ll have one monthly payment of £75 and five monthly payments of £74.
While we keep our prices low, we don’t cut any corners. We pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive and engaging materials in the industry, all of which have been developed in-house with a team of industry experts. On top of this, we’re proud to provide the best support to our students as you’ll have your own dedicated personal support tutor who is there to answer any questions you may have at any point during your course and beyond. This ensures that you get the most out of your ETM course – you’ll graduate with more than just a qualification so you can reach your full potential.
We’ll supply you with a digital download of music once you enrol that you can use throughout your online ETM training course. This music is yours to use throughout your training, however the license doesn’t permit you to use this commercially (e.g. you can’t use it for paid classes).
This music you’ll receive has been professionally mixed and prepared by Pure Energy, so it will have had all the gaps between tracks removed, and it won’t have any instrumentals or bridges. There will be a strong and continuous beat throughout, allowing you to choreograph lively and engaging ETM classes to it. You’ll be able to put this music on your phone, tablet, or other portable music device so that you can take its with you wherever you go.
Once you’ve complete your course, we’ll also share with you an exclusive discount code for Pure Energy so that you can purchase future music at a discounted rate. This will really help you to get your exercise to music career off to a flying start.
With both the online virtual and online on-demand courses, you complete your practical assessment remotely and submit a video of you teaching to our tutors for marking.
When you feel ready to take your practical assessment, all you need to do is to submit a video of you teaching your planned exercise to music class to a small group of participants. You will need to ensure that your video file meets our video assessment guidelines, but most students are able to do this on a simple smartphone. It certainly doesn’t need to be a Spielberg production. We do however need to see and hear you continuously throughout the class.