YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)

Cost: £1295

YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)

Overview

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 mapped directly to:

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for a Personal Trainer and The Register of Exercise Professionals National Occupational Standards for Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

 

Learners will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology knowledge as applicable to personal training.
  • Nutrition and its application to support a client’s health and physical activity programme
  • Health and wellbeing and factors that affect this
  • Effective communication during client consultations to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and long term change
  • Designing and planning effective Personal Training sessions for a range of clients in different environments
  • Executing effective physical activity sessions for a range of clients in different environments
  • Professional practice and legal requirements for Personal Training
  • Business acumen for working in both an employed role and for self-employment
  • Self-evaluation and professional development

Entry requirements

The learner should hold Level 2 Certificate in Gym instructing or equivalent. The qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and over.

Assessment

The YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) is assessed through internal and external assessment:

  • Learner Assessment Record
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Multiple Choice Theory paper (external)
  • Practical examination
  • Portfolio of evidence

Progression routes

  • Learners may choose further same-level qualifications, for example:
    • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
    • Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings
    • Level 3 Diploma in Sport
    • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
    • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
    • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
    • Level 3 special populations-related qualifications.

    Learners may also choose to progress to higher lever qualifications, for example:

    • Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance
    • Level 4 Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance
    • Level 4 Certificate in Delivering Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
    • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance
    • Level 4 Certificate in Programming Physical Activity for Individuals with Low Back Pain
    • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
    • Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome
    • Level 4 Sports and Conditioning qualifications

Cost

YMCA Level 3Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) £1295

Cost includes registration, manuals, access to YMCA Awards e-learning platform for the mandatory units, delivery and support and guidance via email / telephone throughout the course, assessment and certificate.

 

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