YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)

Cost: £1995

YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)

Overview

This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to become a personal trainer, but do not already hold the pre-requisite of a Level 2 Gym Instructing qualification.

This qualification is mapped directly to:

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for a Gym Instructor and a Personal Trainer and The Register of Exercise Professionals National Occupational Standards for Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym) and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

 

This qualification covers:

  • Anatomy and Physiology required when exercise programming and design for a range of clients
  • Importance of professionalism, customer service, effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of commonly occurring medically controlled diseases and health conditions
  • Health and safety requirements for the exercise environment
  • How to gather and analyse client information and establish their current health and fitness status
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
  • How to design and deliver a health and fitness programme suitable to an individual’s  specific goals and level of fitness
  • 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 a personal trainer, on either an employed or self-employed basis.

Entry requirements

The qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and over.

Assessment

YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and 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

Assessment

  • E-assessment
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical examination

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 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)
£1995

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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