• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (600/1227/4)




    213 hours


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    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)



    Operational start date – 1 April 2011

    Operational end date – 31 January 2023

    Certification end date – 31 January 2025

    Latest version of qualification – YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) (603/3617/1)

    Entry Requirements

    • Aged 16+


    • Multiple choice theory paper
    • Assessment workbook
    • Worksheets
    • Yoga practice journal
    • Health and safety planning document and session plan
    • Progressive programme



    The purpose of this qualifications is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective yoga sessions. Completing this qualification enables learners to access jobs instructing unsupervised yoga sessions.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • Understand anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
    • Understand the philosophy and fundamentals of yoga
    • How to programme a yoga session How to instruct a yoga session

    There are 9 assessment elements across the 7 mandatory units for this qualification:

    • Multiple choice theory paper
      • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
      • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
    • Assessment workbook
      • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
      • Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
    • Worksheets:
      • Philosophy and fundamentals of Yoga’
    • Yoga practice journal
    • Health and safety planning document and session plan
    • Progressive programme
    • Observation of performance/session evaluation

    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.

    This qualification can lead to work as an employed or self-employed yoga instructor. It can also lead to further training at the same or higher levels including:

    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)
    • Specialist yoga courses including antenatal and postnatal Pilates.
    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    A/600/9051Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health✔️✔️
    T/600/9016Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment✔️✔️
    A/600/9017Principles of exercise, fitness and health✔️✔️
    M/600/9015Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity✔️✔️
    Y/503/0317Philosophy and fundamentals of yoga✔️
    H/503/0319Programming a yoga session
    D/503/0318Delivering a yoga session

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