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Teaching Exercise and Physical Activity for Children course at TRAINFITNESS



Deliver children’s fitness classes that offer fun and health benefits for all.

During our children’s fitness course you will cover anatomy and physiology, how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, as well as the skills and knowledge to plan and deliver safe, effective exercise and physical activity for children aged 5-15 inclusive & how to teach fitness to kids.

We offer this course via distance study, allowing you to slot study in with the rest of your life. Upon successful completion, you will receive a YMCA Awards certificate and be able to become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.

Signing up is easy: simply fill in our online application or call us. Once your application has been accepted, you’ll gain instant access to your course materials so that you can start as soon as you’re ready.

  • Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • A member of ukactive
  • Recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals UK
  • Accredited by Active IQ
  • Recognised by the National Register of Personal Trainers
  • Supplier to Ministry of Defence
  • Accredited by Skills Active – the sector skills council for active leisure
  • Accredited by ACSM - the American Council of Sports Medicine
  • A member of europactive
  • European Social Fund
  • Accredited by YMCA Awards
Children Fitness Course


Certificate in Children Fitness



During this part of your children's fitness course you will learn about the human body, child anatomy and it's functions. This includes learning muscles, actions, energy systems and bones.

Learn how to effectivly support your clients with their individual needs during exercise and physical activity. This includes how to communicate effectivly, how to motivate clients and how to demonstrate.

Fitness environments present a number of dangers that could potentially injure people. This includes exercise technique as well as the wider environment e.g fire safty.

While studying a children's fitness course you will learn about the principle of exercise and how it can be used to improve health and fitness effectively. Knowledge of these principles is at the core of all instructor positions within the fitness industry.

As a children's fitness instructor you will be required to plan exercise sessions that can be completed under supervision. During this part of the course you will learn how to construct and plan sessions to be challenging, effective and enjoyable.

Learning to instruct your planned sessions is the final piece of the instructor course puzzle. During this part of the course focuses on communication and you will learn delivery methodolgy and how to put that into what you've studied into practice.

Prices include VAT. *Affordable finance options available including 0% interest and zero credit charges. Finance subject to eligibility criteria.

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Courses Dates


Assessment Dates
The choice of dates for the theory assessments you need to attend are listed below. Once you have enrolled, simply book onto the assessment date you’d like to attend. If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.

Oct 21 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale) Oct 28 - Bannatyne's Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham
Oct 28 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London Nov 4 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow
Nov 11 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London Nov 18 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)
Nov 18 - The Gym Group - Southampton Nov 25 - Reebok Crossfit - Tyneside Newcastle
Nov 25 - Bannatyne's Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham Nov 25 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Dec 2 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale) Dec 2 - Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre - Bristol
Dec 9 - David Lloyd Leisure - Ipswich Dec 9 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow
Dec 9 - Bannatyne's Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham Dec 9 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

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