Fitness Industry Level 3
This course is specifically designed for students aged 17 and above who have a genuine interest in the sports and fitness industry. The health and fitness sector is experiencing continuous growth, boasting over 7000 gyms and more than 10 million members in the UK alone. In fact, almost one in seven people in the UK are currently gym members (State of the UK Fitness Industry Report, The Leisure Database, May 2019).
Throughout this course, you will delve into various facets of the sport, fitness, and personal training industry, gaining a comprehensive understanding of their roles within this sector. This course includes the YMCA Level 2 and 3 Personal Trainer qualifications and has work experience embedded.
Upon successful completion, this qualification provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and practical application to pursue professional accreditation with esteemed organisations such as the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the Chartered Institute of Management for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). You will be eligible for Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer standards, equipping you with profound knowledge of essential training principles and the underlying theories. Additionally, you will gain an extensive comprehension of diverse training methods. By exploring the role of a personal trainer, you will discover how you can make a significant impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Furthermore, this course will help you cultivate essential skills such as confidence, effective communication, and efficient time management.
The content of this qualification has been carefully developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure its relevance and alignment with current industry practices.
Moreover, you will have the opportunity to choose four units from a range of options, allowing you to specialise in areas that will support your work with clients in the health and fitness industry. These areas encompass sporting injuries, sport tourism, corporate social responsibility, and sports psychology.
The qualification is intended for post-16 learners who wish to progress to employment in the Sport and Fitness sector as a personal trainer but whose aspirations may also be to enter higher education.
- You will need to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above, including Maths and English
YMCA Gym Instructor Level 2:
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness
Providing a positive customer experience
Lifestyle management and health awareness
Gym-based programming, planning and preparation
YMCA Personal Training Level 3:
Anatomy and physiology (Level 3)
Nutrition to support physical activity
Bespoke exercise programe design
Customised exercise programme design
Business acumen for working in both an employed role and for self-employment
Assessment will be a mix of exams, online workbooks, case studies and practical observations.
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
I loved being active before I took this leap and now I have a new found love for all things fitness and health. I'm pleased to say I passed my Level 3 Personal Trainer course! This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my tutor Simon Holden and the staff at South Devon College; Niall Thompson, Teri Lyn Embley and Lynn Stephens. I am now excited for the future and what it will bring!Leanne Marie