YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) Level 3

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Fitness and Leisure



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone



Start Date

Start Date
20 November 2024

Wednesday and Thursday

21 weeks

In a nutshell

This qualification is suitable for learners holding a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instruction or equivalent who wish to progress to a career as a professional Personal Trainer on an employed or self-employed basis.

This qualification is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

This course is for...

... Anyone holding a valid Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification

... Those who want the knowledge to successfully pursue a career in the health and fitness industry

Course content

This course covers a variety of additional knowledge and skills to help you progress as a self-employed or employed personal trainer with specialisms in outdoor fitness and sports conditioning. The content reflects the competencies needed to become a safe and effective personal trainer.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.

The course will cover:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Promote wellness through client motivation and interaction
  • Bespoke exercise programme design
  • Customised exercise programme instruction and communication techniques
  • Nutrition to support physical activity
  • Business acumen for Personal Training Practice

Assessment will take place through a variety of methods, including:

Multiple choice theory paper, assessment workbook, personal training showcase portfolio (5 elements) and completing a learner log.

In addition, you will also achieve:

  • Level 2 Award in Group Exercise Instructing: Fitness Walking
  • YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training

Entry Requirements

To take this course you’ll need to already have a valid Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.

Additional information

Once completed, you can use this qualification as a platform to move on to other courses in the health and fitness or active leisure sectors.

Where can I study YMCA Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) Level 3?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 20 November 2024

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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