• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) in Indoor and Outdoor Environments (603/3505/1)

    This qualification allows learners to further expand their scope of practice to either build in the use of portable equipment or work with larger groups.

    Price

    £144

    GLH

    307 hours

    TQT

    483 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) in Indoor and Outdoor Environments

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/3505/1

    Availability

    Operational start date – 3 September 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
    • 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 this qualification 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 Gym Instructors to upskill to become Personal Trainers with additional scope to build in the use of portable equipment or work with larger groups.

    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.
      • Planning and delivering a group exercise session in an outdoor environment.
      • Working with clients for sports conditioning.
    • 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 Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner), Outdoor Exercise and Sports Conditioning (603/3510/5), learners need to achieve 8 mandatory units and 2 optional units. The Kettlebells and Suspended Movement pathway has 25 assessment tasks. The Group Exercise pathway has 23 assessment tasks.

    • 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
    • Worksheets:
      • 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
      • 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:
      • 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 YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) in Indoor and Outdoor Environments 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) (in additional disciplines)
    • 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 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Older adults (600/5879/1)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Disability and Impairment (610/1559/3)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal (610/0829/1)
    • 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 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✔️✔️
    K/503/0502Exercise Programming for Sports Conditioning✔️
    K/502/8524Planning and Delivering Group Exercise Sessions in the Outdoor Environment✔️
    A/618/6490Plan and deliver kettlebell training
    F/618/6491Plan and deliver suspended movement training
    L/618/6381Principles of planning and delivering group exercise✔️
    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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