• YMCA Level 3 Technical Occupational Entry Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Personal Trainer (610/3995/0)

    By completing this qualification, existing gym instructors can expand their scope of practice to deliver personal training. This qualification meets industry requirements to become a Personal Trainer.

    Price

    £

    GLH

    276 hours

    TQT

    499

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 3 Technical Occupational Entry Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Personal Trainer

    Qualifications Type

    Environmental Specialism

    Qualification Number (QN)

    610/3995/0

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1st August 2025

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    Learners must have completed a qualification or apprenticeship endorsed against the CIMSPA Gym Instructor professional standard. This means that learners will need to be aged 16+.

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, existing gym instructors can expand their scope of practice to deliver personal training. This qualification meets industry requirements to become a Personal Trainer.

    The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to:

    • Consult and assess clients’ needs and support them towards their health and fitness goals. 
    • Plan, deliver and evaluate indoor and outdoor personal training sessions to support individuals (one-to-one) and small groups. 
    • Apply methods of marketing and promoting their own personal training business. 

    Qualification details

    To achieve the YMCA Level 3 Technical Occupational Entry Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Personal Trainer (610/3995/0), learners must complete 6 mandatory units.

    UnitGuided learning hoursTotal unit time
    Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals78134
     Nutrition for physical activity and exercise4992
    Consultation and assessment for personal training  4070
    Plan, deliver and evaluate personal training 6097
    Plan, deliver and evaluate outdoor training2356
    Business acumen for health and fitness professionals2650

    The information below provides details of our fees for our approved centres. If you’re a learner, you’ll need to find a training provider to get an accurate cost for completing one of our qualifications. Training providers will charge learners more than the prices listed below to cover the costs of the delivery of teaching and assessment they complete on our behalf.

    Registration and certification fees

    YMCA Level 3 Technical Occupational Entry Diploma in Exercise and Fitness: Personal Trainer (610/3995/0) — £65.00 per learner

    Teaching and learning resources

    UniteLearning available?Manual available?
    Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionalsYesYes
     Nutrition for physical activity and exerciseYesYes
    Consultation and assessment for personal training  YesYes
    Plan, deliver and evaluate personal training YesComing soon
    Plan, deliver and evaluate outdoor trainingYesComing soon
    Business acumen for health and fitness professionalsYesComing soon

    For more information on resource and resource bundle pricing.

    Learners must have completed a qualification or apprenticeship endorsed against the CIMSPA Gym Instructor professional standard. This means that learners will need to be aged 16+.

    Benefits of YMCA Awards endorsement

    Realise extra value from existing, non-regulated training programmes

    Evidence high standards of teaching, resources and support

    Learn from our experts to reach your ongoing development ambitions

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