Professional Qualification: YMCA Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) Diploma Level 3
This qualification is aimed at those wishing to become a Personal Trainer, but who do not already hold the prerequisite of Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise).
The YMCA Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) Diploma Level 3 is designed to provide you with the recognised 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. Our courses are offered at multiple locations, including our South Devon College Paignton campus and at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre.
If you do not have the entry requirements for this course, please contact us on 08000 380 123 as all students will be assessed on their individual experience, prior learning and any other qualifications. This course is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), accredited by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and regulated by Ofqual.
For further information, contact the team on [email protected]
- You will need to have achieved a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above
- You will need to present a portfolio of your work
Anatomy and physiology for exercise
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
Principles of exercise fitness and health
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
Planning gym-based exercise
Instructing gym-based exercise
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