Become a Personal Trainer

This YMCA Awards Level 3 Personal Training (Practitioner) qualification is for anyone wishing to become a personal trainer and work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups.

Our flexible courses including online learning, can be started upon enrolment. This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points and 20 REPs points.

Online and Live Courses
 
Pay course in full: £789
Includes registration, course materials, assessments, workshops (if applicable), and certification. 
Or pay a £125 deposit to use our 3, 6 or 9 month interest-free payment plan.
How to book using our payment plan?
 
 
Study & Assessment Options

This qualification is offered as an ONLINE or LIVE course, which you can start studying straight away.

Both the ONLINE and LIVE courses includes online elearning for all units plus attendance and/or video submission for assessments. We have plenty of assessment dates available each month for our students at our Midlands venue, but it is possible to sit your exams in your workplace should you not be able to attend one of our assessment centres. 

If you feel you would benefit from some tutor-taught workshops to supplement the online learning, then you can book on our 8 LIVE workshop days (included in course fee). These workshops cover content from units 2, 3 and 4:

Promoting Wellness Through Client Motivation and Interaction;

Bespoke Exercise Programme Design, and;

Customised Exercise Programme Instruction and Communication Techniques.

PT (Practitioner)

Course Content

YMCA Awards Level 3 Personal Trainer (Practitioner)

Option of 8 LIVE workshop dates

Price:

£789

GYM & PT (Practitioner)

Course Content

YMCA Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) for those who don't already have a recognised Gym Instructor qualification.

ONLINE and LIVE study options available

Price:

£1178

What course materials and support will I receive?

Equipment Required

FITNESS EQUIPMENT

You must have the ability to demonstrate instruction of a variety of CV and resistance training methods with or without equipment. This can include CV machines, resistance machines, free weights, functional equipment e.g. medicine balls, power bands, resistance bands, VIPRs, kettlebells, battle ropes, slam balls, TRX, BOSU, stability discs etc. There is no minimum requirement. Please contact us if you need further clarification.

 

FITNESS TESTING EQUIPMENT

Blood pressure monitor

Height and weight measure

Tape measure for anthropometric body measurements

Skinfold callipers

Bio-electrical impedance (hand held or scales)

Step

LIVE Workshops

To supplement the online learning you can attend our optional 8 LIVE attendance dates. You don't have to commit to attending these workshops upon booking, so you can book on these at a later date. 

DAY 1 - Influencing health and wellbeing

DAY 2 - Client health screening and behavioural change

DAY 3 - Client health and fitness assessments

DAY 4 - Goal setting and reviewing client progress

DAY 5 - Cardiovascular and resistance methods

DAY 6 - Planning PT programmes

DAY 7 - Instructing PT programmes

DAY 8 - Alternative environments and small group personal training

NEXT DATES

25th February, 10th, 24th March, 28th April, 12th May, 10th, 24th June, 8th July.

 
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