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Introduction

Exercise to Music (also known as ETM, group fitness or aerobics) is a great way to bring people of all abilities together to have fun while getting fit. Energise your career and get fit for business with our Exercise to Music courses: either our Exercise to Music Certificate or our Exercise to Music Diploma.

Over 20+ years we’ve helped thousands of people around the world turn their passion for group exercise into exciting careers. Now it’s your turn.

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Exercise to Music Certificate

From £549

Our entry-level Exercise to Music course.
Ideal for those looking to learn the fundamentals of exercise to music instruction.

The content of our Level 2 Exercise to Music course includes:

  • Anatomy & physiology for exercise & health
  • Principles of exercise, fitness & health
  • Supporting clients in exercise & physical activity
  • Health, safety & welfare in a fitness environment
  • Planning and instructing a group exercise to music session
  • jump fx – high intensity aerobics
  • blast fx – high intensity bodyweight conditioning
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Exercise to Music Diploma

From £599

Our specialist Exercise to Music course.
Ideal for those looking to broaden their skillset and experience more group exercise genres.

The Exercise to Music Diploma includes the Exercise to Music Certificate plus:

  • stomp fx – step-based workout training
  • pump fx – barbell & weight plate training
  • groove fx – dance workout training
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Study Options

We offer three superb study options to choose from – Distance, Virtual and In-Person.

And you can access your course and Learner Support as soon as you enrol: just log on to our website or mobile app and enjoy immediate access.

Distance

Home study.

You will:

  • Complete as home study the online course material, online theory assessments, and portfolio (before performing the practical assessment).
  • Complete the 20-hour practicum/work experience requirement of the course where you observe a qualified exercise to music instructor in a professional fitness environment; for example, in a health club. As an alternative to completing the 20 hours of practicum/work experience, you can book onto and attend either a scheduled Exercise to Music Virtual training day or In-Person training day (additional fees apply).
  • Submit via our Help Desk evidence of your completed practicum/work experience using the documents provided in the online course material (unless you’ve completed an Exercise to Music training day).
  • Film the practical assessment in a professional fitness environment (for which you’ll need a minimum of six participants).
  • Submit via our Help Desk a video of your practical assessment and a copy of your completed portfolio.
  • As an alternative to submitting a video of your practical assessment, for an additional fee you can either book onto and attend an In-Person assessment held on a scheduled Exercise to Music assessment day to which you’ll bring three participants and hand in a copy of your completed portfolio, or you can book onto and perform a Virtual assessment at a bespoke time and date that you arrange with us and for which you’ll have six participants with you and submit in advance via our Help Desk a copy of your completed portfolio.
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Virtual

Home study plus a practical, tutor-led Exercise to Music Virtual clinic that you participate in at home. This clinic is conducted in real-time and is not a pre-recorded video.

You will:

  • Book onto a scheduled Exercise to Music Virtual clinic (generally three consecutive weekends). View dates.
  • Download our app onto your mobile device and have that device with you during both the Virtual clinic and practical assessment to access the assessment music tracks (via the app). Please familiarise yourself with the corresponding assessment video tracks.
  • Complete as home study the online course material, online theory assessments, and specific sections of the portfolio.
  • Complete the Exercise to Music Virtual clinic you’ve booked onto.
  • Film the practical assessment in a professional fitness setting e.g. your health club’s studio (for which you’ll need a minimum of six participants).
  • Submit via our Help Desk a video of your practical assessment and a copy of your completed portfolio.

    As an alternative to submitting a video of your practical assessment, for an additional fee you can either book onto and attend an In-Person assessment held on a scheduled Exercise to Music assessment day (to which you’ll bring three participants and complete and hand in a copy of your portfolio – view dates), or you can book onto and perform a Virtual assessment at a bespoke time and date that you arrange with us (for which you’ll have six participants with you and submit in advance via our Help Desk a copy of your portfolio with just the final section outstanding).
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In-Person

Home study plus a practical, tutor-led Exercise to Music In-Person clinic that you attend at one of our centres.

You will:

    • Book onto a scheduled Exercise to Music In-Person clinic (generally three consecutive weekends). View dates.
    • Download our app onto your mobile device and have that device with you during both the In-Person clinic and practical assessment to access the assessment music tracks (via the app). Please familiarise yourself with the corresponding assessment video tracks.
    • Complete as home study the online course material, online theory assessments, and specific sections of the portfolio.
    • Complete the Exercise to Music In-Person clinic you’ve booked onto.
    • Film the practical assessment in a professional fitness environment e.g. a health club (for which you’ll need a minimum of six participants).
    • Submit via our Help Desk a video of your practical assessment and a copy of your completed portfolio.

      As an alternative to submitting a video of your practical assessment, for an additional fee you can either book onto and attend an In-Person assessment held on a scheduled Exercise to Music assessment day (to which you’ll bring three participants and complete and hand in a copy of your portfolio – view dates), or you can book onto and perform a Virtual assessment at a bespoke time and date that you arrange with us (for which you’ll have six participants with you and submit in advance via our Help Desk a copy of your portfolio with just the final section outstanding).
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    Prices

    Choose the course and study option best suited to you, then take advantage of our easy payment options: pay in full up front and receive a prompt payment discount or pay the regular price with a payment plan.

    Don’t forget our Price Match Promise.

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    Regular Price: £649

    Finance available from £32 deposit & £16/month.

    Prompt Payment: £549

    Regular Price: £699

    Finance available from £35 deposit & £17/month.

    Prompt Payment: £599

    Regular Price: £699

    Finance available from £35 deposit & £17/month.

    Prompt Payment: £599

    Regular Price: £699

    Finance available from £35 deposit & £17/month.

    Prompt Payment: £599

    Regular Price: £799

    Finance available from £40 deposit & £19/month.

    Prompt Payment: £699

    Regular Price: £799

    Finance available from £40 deposit & £19/month.

    Prompt Payment: £699

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    Find out more about our Exercise to Music courses here and call us if you have any questions.

    Recognition

    You will achieve the relevant Level 2 qualification upon successful completion of the Exercise to Music course you enrol on, the certificate for which will be issued by the awarding organisation.

    Our Exercise to Music courses are also recognised by PD:Approval and CIMSPA, and meet the criteria for official American College of Sports Medicine Approved Provider status◊.

    Prerequisites

    No prior fitness qualification is required before starting one of our Exercise to Music Instructor courses.

    A basic level of English and Math is necessary to understand the course content.

    The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is mandatory, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary. Relevant personal experience of exercise to music is helpful. For example, prior participation in group exercise classes will be helpful for our ETM courses.

    Resources

    Here’s a blog article that might be of interest – Putting the Personal Into Group Exercise

    Dates

    View dates for the Part Time study option and practical assessments here.