YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based)

Apply From: 18th of June 2018
Application Deadline: 30th of March 2020
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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English and PE; BTEC Level 2 Sport – Distinction

Who is the course for

Those who want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. It equips learners with specialist knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the role of the fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Course Content

The YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) comprises of 10 mandatory units totalling 52 credits, including:

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions.

Study Methods

Lectures, workshops, group work, practical sessions, field trips and work experience.

How is the course assessed

Completion of the YMCA Learning Assessment Record (LAR); Practical Observations; externally set multiple choice exams; completion of workbooks/worksheets.

Where next - Further Studies

This qualification provides progression to other qualifications at the same and higher levels, for example:

  • Apprenticeship in exercise and fitness
  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness
  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning
  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.

Where next - Job Opportunities

This qualification can lead to employment as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.