• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) (603/2438/7)

    This qualification is suitable for learners holding a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instruction or equivalent who wish to progress to a career as a professional Personal Trainer on an employed or self-employed basis.

    Price

    £65

    GLH

    229 hours

    TQT

    367 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/2438/7

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 March 2018

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • Aged 16+
    • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing or equivalent

    Assessments

    • Multiple choice theory tests
    • Assessment workbooks
    • Programming for client documents
    • 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 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

    Learners will cover:

    • Anatomy and physiology knowledge as applicable to personal training.
    • Nutrition and its application to support a client’s health and physical activity programme.
    • Health and wellbeing and factors that affect this.
    • Effective communication during client consultations to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and long-term change.
    • Designing and planning effective Personal Training sessions for a range of clients in different environments.
    • Executing effective physical activity sessions for a range of clients in different environments.
    • Professional practice and legal requirements for Personal Training.
    • Business acumen for working in both an employed role and for self-employment.
    • Self-evaluation and professional development.

    To achieve the Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner), learners need to achieve 6 mandatory units. There are 14 assessment tasks across the 6 units:

    • Multiple choice theory tests:
      • Applied anatomy and physiology unit (A/616/4747)
      • Nutrition to support physical activity unit (L/616/4753)
    • Assessment workbooks:
      • 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

    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 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
    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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