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Personal Training (Practitioner) YMCA Diploma Level 3

Who is this qualification for?
– Gym instructors wishing to work and/or seek employment in the health and fitness sector as a personal trainer on an employed or self-employed basis
– Those wishing to use the qualification as a platform for progression on to further learning, within the health and fitness or active leisure sectors
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YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) is regulated by Ofqual

Mandatory units;
– Applied Anatomy and Physiology
– Promoting 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 a successful Personal Training Practice

Key topics/skills/knowledge covered:
– Anatomy and Physiology required when exercise programming and design for a range of clients
– Effective communication and interpersonal skills
– Knowledge and understanding of commonly occurring medically controlled diseases and health conditions
– How to gather and analyse client information and establish their current health and fitness status.
– How to design and deliver a health and fitness programme suitable to an individual’s specific goals and level of fitness awarding excellence
– How to plan and conduct physical activity sessions within a variety of environments
– How to provide nutritional advice for physical activity based on a client’s needs
– How to prepare for employment, as personal trainer, on either an employed or selfemployed basis

Course Info

Level
Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Sport & Exercise Sciences
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Location
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
06/02/2023
Course Length
18 weeks

Entry Requirements

Suitable background in personal training and gym usage would be advantageous. You will also need to have good communication skills and a keen interest in the fitness industry, with a competent degree of physical fitness. A positive reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality may also be required.

Delivery and Assessment

Our course is internally assessed where students must complete a portfolio of evidence, a practical demonstration/assignment and coursework. You will also be required to sit a multiple choice exam paper which is also assessed internally.

Progression

This qualification can lead to employment as a personal trainer or progression to other qualifications at the same and higher levels.