• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/2921/X)

    This qualification combines content from our two most popular qualifications to enable learners to become a Personal Training with no prior learning. Completing this qualification will provide learners with access to CIMSPA Practitioner membership, the industry prerequisite to access self-employed and employed personal trainer roles.

    Price

    £108

    GLH

    373 hours

    TQT

    578 hours

    Endorsed by

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

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/2921/X

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 March 2018

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • Aged 16+

    Assessments

    • Multiple choice theory tests
    • Assessment workbooks
    • Programming for client documents
    • On-course practical delivery of specific gym-based exercise
    • Observation of consultation and summative gym-based delivery
    • Programming from case studies
    • Worksheets
    • Personal Training showcase portfolio
    • Learner log

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a Personal Trainer, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard with additional scope to work with outdoors with groups.

    The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to coach clients – one to one and in small groups – 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 Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) combines content from our two most popular qualifications to enable learners to become a Personal Training with no prior learning.

    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.

    To achieve the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner), learners need to achieve 11 mandatory units. There are 23 assessment tasks across the 11 units:

    • 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)
    • Programming for client documents
    • On-course practical delivery of specific gym-based exercise
    • Observation of consultation and summative gym-based delivery
    • Programming from case studies
    • Worksheets:
      • Gym-based programme planning and preparation (D/616/7950)
    • Personal Training showcase portfolio
      • Observed consultation
      • programming, delivery and review
      • Summative delivery and self-evaluation
      • Nutritional consultation
      • Business project
    • Learner log

    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 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) provides learners with access to CIMSPA Practitioner membership, the industry prerequisite to access self-employed and employed personal trainer roles.

    This qualification can also lead to further training to expand the learners’ scope of practice, including:

    • YMCA Level 2 Award in Group Exercise Instructing (603/7151/1)
    • 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 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)
    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✔️✔️

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