• YMCA Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training (501/0158/4)

    This qualification is aimed at learners already working within the health and fitness industry. It allows learners to prove competence through demonstration of their knowledge and skills when working with individuals and groups of clients in a personal training setting.

    Price

    £65

    GLH

    295 hours

    TQT

    480 hours

    YMCA Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    501/0158/4

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 July 2010

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    There are no pre-requisite qualifications. However, it is recommended that learners hold a level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent.

    Centre guidance

    If learners do not already hold a level 2 fitness instructing qualification centres should provide opportunity for learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills required to enable them to achieve the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training.  For example, learners may not have previously covered anatomy and physiology for exercise, or planning and instructing gym-based exercise, the knowledge of which would be assumed going into this qualification.

    Assessments

    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Performance at work (observations)
    • Role play/simulation
    • Products of work
    • Witness testimony
    • Reflective account
    • Tasks and projects
    • Multiple choice questions

    Overview

    This qualification underpins the role of a personal trainer and is aimed at learners already working within the health and fitness industry. It allows learners to prove competence through demonstration of their knowledge and skills when working with individuals and groups of clients in a work-based personal training setting.

    The qualification may also appeal to employers who wish to upskill their work force so they are fully competent in the workplace.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Designing, managing and adapting a personal training programme
    • Motivating and communicating effectively with clients
    • Programming safe and effective exercise for a range of client
    • The health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
    • Applying the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
    • Planning, marketing and selling services to clients
    • Health, safety and welfare.

    This qualification is assessed through direct observation in the workplace and through a portfolio of evidence. Types of acceptable evidence include, but are not limited to:

    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Performance at work (observations)
    • Role play/simulation
    • Products of work
    • Witness testimony
    • Reflective account
    • Tasks and projects
    • Multiple choice questions

    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.

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