• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing, and Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/3504/X)

    Through completion of this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements for awareness and/or implementation of safeguarding procedures for adults and adults at risk, as set out within CIMSPA’s professional standard.

    Price

    £139.50

    GLH

    405 hours

    TQT

    634 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instructing, and Personal Training (Practitioner)

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/3504/X

    Availability

    Operational start date – 3 September 2018

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • Aged 16+

    Assessments

    • Multiple choice theory tests
    • Assessment workbooks
    • Personal Training showcase portfolio
    • Learner log
    • Worksheets
    • Planning/programming documents
    • Observation of practical skills and evaluation
    • Professional discussion/knowledge questions

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a Personal Trainer, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard. Learners will also complete additional content to expand their scope of practice, enabling them to either build in the use of portable equipment or work with larger groups.

    The purpose of these qualifications is to enable learners to coach clients towards their health and fitness goals. Learners will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to plan and deliver creative and personalised exercise programmes, provide nutritional advice and support clients with their overall lifestyle management.

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

    Qualification details

    Our Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) in Indoor and Outdoor Environments (603/3505/1) supports enable learners to become a Personal Training with no prior learning and additional scope to build in the use of portable equipment or work with larger groups.

    Learners will cover:

    • All learners will cover:
      • 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.
    • Learners completing the Kettlebell and Suspended Movement Training pathway will also:
      • Plan, prepare and instruct kettlebell exercise sessions, making the activities imaginative, progressive and effective
      • Lead suspended movement training exercise sessions, making the activities imaginative, progressive and effective
    • Learners completing the Group Exercise pathway will also cover:
      • The skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver group exercise sessions with apparently healthy adults.

    To achieve the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) in Indoor and Outdoor Environments (603/3505/1), learners need to achieve 13 mandatory units and 2 optional units. The Kettlebells and Suspended Movement pathway has 34 assessment tasks. The Group Exercise pathway has 32 assessment tasks.

    • Multiple choice theory tests:
      • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors (K/616/7823)
      • Applied anatomy and physiology unit (A/616/4747)
      • Nutrition to support physical activity unit (L/616/4753)
    • Assessment workbooks:
      • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors (K/616/7823)
      • Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment (M/616/7824)
      • Lifestyle management and health awareness (K/616/7949)
      • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (A/616/4747)
      • Promoting wellness through client motivation and interaction (J/616/4749)
      • Bespoke exercise programme design (F/616/4751)
      • Customised exercise programme instruction and communication techniques (J/616/4752)
      • Nutrition to support physical activity (L/616/4753)
      • Business acumen for Personal Trainers (Y/616/4755)
    • Personal Training showcase portfolio
      • Observed consultation
      • programming, delivery and review
      • Summative delivery and self-evaluation
      • Nutritional consultation
      • Business project
    • Learner log
    • Worksheets:
      • Gym-based programme planning and preparation (D/616/7950)
      • Kettlebell and Suspended Movement Training pathway:
        • Plan and deliver kettlebell training (A/618/6490)
        • Plan and deliver suspended movement training (F/618/6491)
      • Group Exercise pathway:
        • Principles of planning and delivering group exercise (L/618/6381) knowledge questions
        • Plan and deliver group exercise discipline specific knowledge questions, for one of:
          • Plan and deliver group circuit training (R/618/6382)
          • Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle (Y/618/6383)
          • Plan and deliver group fitness walking (D/618/6384)
          • Plan and deliver group indoor cycling (H/618/6385)
          • Plan and deliver group step exercise to music (K/618/6386)
          • Plan and deliver group studio resistance training (M/618/6387)
          • Plan and deliver group water-based exercise (F/618/6393)
    • Planning/programming documents
      • Programming for client documents
      • Programming from case studies
      • Exercise programming for sports conditioning (K/503/0502)
      • Planning and delivering group exercise sessions in the outdoor environment (K/502/8524)
    • Kettlebell and Suspended Movement Training pathway:
      • Plan and deliver kettlebell training (A/618/6490)
      • Plan and deliver suspended movement training (F/618/6491)
    • Group Exercise pathway:
      • Discipline specific planning task for one of:
        • Plan and deliver group circuit training (R/618/6382)
        • Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle (Y/618/6383)
        • Plan and deliver group fitness walking (D/618/6384)
        • Plan and deliver group indoor cycling (H/618/6385)
        • Plan and deliver group step exercise to music (K/618/6386)
        • Plan and deliver group studio resistance training (M/618/6387)
        • Plan and deliver group water-based exercise (F/618/6393)
    • Observation of practical skills and evaluation:
      • On-course practical delivery of specific gym-based exercise
      • Observation of consultation and summative gym-based delivery
      • Planning and delivering group exercise sessions in the outdoor environment (K/502/8524)
      • Kettlebell and Suspended Movement Training pathway:
        • Plan and deliver kettlebell training (A/618/6490)
        • Plan and deliver suspended movement training (F/618/6491)
    • Group Exercise pathway:
      • Discipline specific observation of a complete group exercise sessions for one of:
        • Plan and deliver group circuit training (R/618/6382)
        • Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle (Y/618/6383)
        • Plan and deliver group fitness walking (D/618/6384)
        • Plan and deliver group indoor cycling (H/618/6385)
        • Plan and deliver group step exercise to music (K/618/6386)
        • Plan and deliver group studio resistance training (M/618/6387)
        • Plan and deliver group water-based exercise (F/618/6393)
    • Professional discussion/knowledge questions
      • Exercise programming for sports conditioning (K/503/0502)
      • Planning and delivering group exercise sessions in the outdoor environment (K/502/8524)

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification syllabus and/or learner assessment record, which are available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    Our Level 2 Certificate in Group Exercise Instructing can lead to employment as a group exercise instructor.

    This qualification can also lead to further training at the same or higher levels including:

    • YMCA Level 2 Award in Group Exercise Instructing (603/7151/1) (in further disciplines)
    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (603/2767/4)
    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer) (603/3413/7)
    • 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 Apprenticeship in Personal Training
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/2921/X)
    • 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)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional (600/1146/4)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness (600/1144/0)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning (600/1145/2)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients (600/5681/2)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) (603/3855/6)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) (603/3617/1)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Performance Massage (610/0701/8)

    Mandatory units

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    K/616/7823Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors✔️✔️
    M/616/7824Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment✔️✔️
    K/616/7949Lifestyle management and health awareness✔️✔️
    D/616/7950Gym-based programme planning and preparation✔️✔️
    H/616/7951Gym-based programme delivery and professional instruction✔️✔️
    A/616/4747Applied Anatomy and Physiology✔️✔️
    J/616/4749Promoting wellness through client motivation and interaction✔️✔️
    F/616/4751Bespoke exercise programme design✔️✔️
    J/616/4752Customised exercise programme instruction and communication techniques✔️✔️
    L/616/4753Nutrition to support physical activity✔️✔️
    Y/616/4755Business acumen for a successful Personal Training Practice✔️✔️
    K/503/0502Exercise Programming for Sports Conditioning✔️
    K/502/8524Planning and Delivering Group Exercise Sessions in the Outdoor Environment✔️

    Kettlebells and Suspended Movement Pathway

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    A/618/6490Plan and deliver kettlebell training
    F/618/6491Plan and deliver suspended movement training

    Group Exercise Pathway

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    R/618/6382Plan and deliver group circuit training✔️
    Y/618/6383Plan and deliver group exercise to music – freestyle✔️
    D/618/6384Plan and deliver group fitness walking
    H/618/6385Plan and deliver group indoor cycling✔️
    K/618/6386Plan and deliver group step exercise to music
    M/618/6387Plan and deliver group studio resistance training
    F/618/6393Plan and deliver group water-based exercise

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