• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Personal Trainer (610/2787/X)

    Price

    £65

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Personal Trainer (610/2787/X)

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    610/2787/X

    Qualification size

    GLH: 305 / TQT: 499

    Pathways

    Availability

    Operational start date: 1 January 2024

    Operational end date:

    Certification end date:

    Entry Requirements

    Aged 16+

    Assessments

    Questions and answers
    Client consultation and assessment
    Information resources
    Nutrition case study
    Creation of a progressive exercise programme
    Observation of practical skills
    Evaluation documents
    Showcase presentation
    Professional discussion

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, existing gym instructors can expand their scope of practice to deliver personal training. This qualification meets industry requirements to become a Personal Trainer, as set out within the CIMSPA Personal Trainer professional standard.

    The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to:

    Consult and assess clients’ needs and support them towards their health and fitness goals.
    Plan, deliver and evaluate indoor and outdoor personal training sessions to support individuals (one-to-one) and small groups.
    Apply methods of marketing and promoting their own personal training business.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover underpinning knowledge and skills for a personal trainer including:

    Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals
    Nutrition for physical activity and exercise
    Consultation and assessment for personal training
    Plan, deliver and evaluate personal training
    Plan, deliver and evaluate outdoor training
    Business acumen for health and fitness professionals

    To achieve the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Personal Trainer (610/2787/X), learners must achieve six mandatory units. Assessments include:

    Questions and answers
    Client consultation and assessment
    Information resources
    Nutrition case study
    Creation of a progressive exercise programme
    Observation of practical skills
    Evaluation documents
    Showcase presentation
    Professional discussion

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification specification and/or learner assessment record (LAR). The LAR is available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    This qualification is an occupational entry qualification. This means it meets the agreed industry prerequisites to enter the sport and physical activity sector as an employed or self-employed Personal Trainer.
    This qualification can also lead to further training at the same and/or higher level to specialise and further increase scope of practice. For example:

    Occupational entry (to work in a broader range of roles):

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) (603/3855/6)
    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) (603/3617/1)

    Population specialisms (to work with a broader range of clients):

    YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal (610/0829/1)
    YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Disability and Impairments (610/1559/1)
    YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Older Adults (610/1668/8)
    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (603/3103/3)

    Technical specialisms (to work with specific equipment or perform additional roles within the workplace):

    YMCA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (603/1902/1)
    YMCA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (603/1903/3)

    UniteLearningManual
    Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals (H/650/4852)✔️✔️
    Nutrition for physical activity and exercise (F/650/6219)✔️✔️
    Consultation and assessment for personal training (K/650/4863)✔️✔️
    Plan, deliver and evaluate personal training (M/650/4865)✔️✔️
    Plan, deliver and evaluate outdoor training (J/650/4862)✔️Coming soon
    Business acumen for health and fitness professionals (F/650/7416)✔️Coming soon

    For more information on resource and resource bundle pricing

    Benefits of YMCA Awards endorsement

    Realise extra value from existing, non-regulated training programmes

    Evidence high standards of teaching, resources and support

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