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Professional Qualification: YMCA Personal Training Certificate

The YMCA Personal Training Certificate Level 3 is designed to provide you with the recognised the skills, knowledge and competence required for you to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client. This can be conducted in leisure centres, gyms, health and fitness clubs or as an independent freelance Personal Trainer.

This qualification will allow you to work in leisure facilities, or as a freelance personal trainer. This qualification will also support access to our degree programme, or progression in to roles such as; leisure management or health and wellness coaching.

This course is offered at South Devon College’s Paignton campus and Newton Abbot Leisure Centre.

Please note: you must have completed and achieved a recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification prior to enrolment.

If you are aged 19 and over 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 free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

This course is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s), accredited by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and regulated by Ofqual.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
CT3PT31P Paignton Campus 27/02/2020 - 18/06/2020 THU 09:00:00:0 - 16:30:00:0 14 £1120.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
CT3PTR1PNA Offsite 06/03/2020 - 26/06/2020 FRI 09:00:00:0 - 16:30:00:0 14 £1120.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
CT3PTR1P Paignton Campus 12/02/2020 - 10/06/2020 WED&SAT - 14 £1120.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
CT3PT21P Paignton Campus 08/01/2020 - 29/04/2020 WED 09:00:00:0 - 16:30:00:0 14 £1120.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

"I teach across all of the sports courses on offer at the College. Before pursuing a career in teaching, I was a Physical Trainer with the RAF for seven years. I am a strong advocate for the outstanding learning environment and inspirational teaching available to students at the College. I encourage students to study additional qualifications, unique to the College, to enhance further study and employment options."Danny Gaze

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