• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer (610/2789/3)

    Price

    £108

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    610/2789/3

    Qualification size

    GLH: 433 / TQT: 799

    Availability

    Operational start date: 1 January 2024

    Operational end date:

    Certification end date:

    Entry Requirements

    Aged 16+

    Assessments

    Questions and answers
    Worksheets
    Information resources
    Applied case studies
    Exercise induction portfolio
    Client consultation and assessment
    Nutrition case study
    Session planning / progressive exercise programme design
    Observation of practical skills
    Evaluation documents
    Showcase presentation
    Professional discussion

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become both a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standards.
    The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to:

    Maintain health, safety, and hygiene in the gym-based environment.
    Supervise and support participants in a gym-based environment.
    Plan, deliver and evaluate gym-based exercise programmes.
    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 to promote their own personal training business.

    Completing this qualification provides learners with access to CIMSPA Practitioner membership, the industry prerequisite to access self-employed and employed personal trainer roles.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover underpinning knowledge and skills for exercise and fitness instructors including:

    Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals
    Providing a positive customer experience to exercise and fitness participants
    Principles of physical activity, exercise, and training approaches to develop fitness and health
    Health screening, risk stratification and scope of practice
    Health awareness and lifestyle management

    Learners will also cover knowledge and skills related to supporting clients in a gym environment and delivering personal training sessions, including:

    Consultation, assessment and induction processes in a gym-based environment
    Maintaining safety and hygiene in the gym-based environment
    Using client information to plan gym-based exercise
    Principles for planning and designing gym-based exercise and group circuit training sessions for a range of clients
    Delivering gym-based exercise and group circuit training sessions
    Reviewing sessions and reflecting on practice

    To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Exercise and Fitness: Group Exercise Instructor (610/2791/1), learners must achieve five mandatory units and one discipline specific unit. Assessment include:

    Questions and answers
    Worksheets
    Information resources
    Applied case studies
    Exercise induction portfolio
    Client consultation and assessment
    Nutrition case study
    Session planning / progressive exercise programme design
    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 Group Exercise Instructor.
    This qualification can also lead to further training to specialise and further increase scope of practice. For example:

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

    YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer) (603/3413/7)
    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 2 Award in Engaging Inactive People in Physical Activity to Create Long-Term Behaviour Change (603/7345/3)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children Aged 0-5 in Sport and Physical Activity (603/7218/7)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Engaging Children and Young People in Sport and Physical Activity (603/7216/3)
    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)

    Environment specialisms (to work in more settings):

    YMCA Level 2 Award in Developing Sustainable Physical Activity Programmes Within Community Settings (603/7343/X)

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

    YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training (603/7186/9)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training (603/7187/0)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness and Understanding Approaches to Support Individuals (603/7146/8)
    YMCA Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults and Adults at Risk (610/0822/9)
    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)✔️✔️
    Providing a positive customer experience to exercise and fitness participants (J/650/4853)✔️✔️
    Principles of physical activity, exercise, and training approaches to develop fitness and health (K/650/4854)✔️✔️
    Health screening, risk stratification and scope of practice (L/650/4855)✔️✔️
    Health awareness and lifestyle management (R/650/4857)✔️✔️
    Supporting clients in a gym-based environment (T/650/4858)✔️Coming soon
    Plan, deliver and evaluate gym-based training (Y/650/4859)✔️
    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

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