Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness (YMCA Awards)

Learn to design exercise programmes for workouts outside the gym; in the home, the park and setting up boot camp training

Qualified Fitness Instructor with Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness Classes

Course overview

This course will give you the knowledge and the skills you need to design exercise programmes which have been adapted for effective workouts outside of the gym, in the home, the park and setting up boot camp training. This course is part of the Personal Training Qualification but can be taken as a standalone course; however bootcamp and outdoor training experience is desirable and some pre-course reading is required.


Nuffield Health, 3 The Crescent, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8DY United Kingdom

Entry requirements

You must have a Level 2 qualification in fitness and instructing (or equivalent)

What you will learn

  • To adapt exercises outside and in different training environments
  • Plan safe and effective exercises in limited spaces and use portable equipment
  • The The benefits of walking and different levels of walking
  • Safety considerations


  • Design an exercise session in an environment outside of the gym
  • Teach the exercise session to a client using portable equipment and walking

What to do now

  • Complete an online application form, making full payment
  • You will be assigned a tutor with contact via email or telephone
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post
  • You will attend your chosen training day
  • Some pre-course home study is required

What you will achieve

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness
  • CPD Points and Certificate

What next?

This course can be followed by one of the following:


£ 250

You can choose to pay the full price upfront, or a deposit followed by the balance before the course starts.

The price includes

  • Registration with the awarding body, Certificate, Course manual and Learner Assessment Portfolio, Initial assessment, training days with tutor as stated.
  • Support from the centre and tutor on course and via email, WhatsApp group and / or Zoom from the start right through to assessment and beyond.
  • A login to our website to access all course materials including handouts, PowerPoints and any additional resources to accommodate your learning.

Upcoming dates

For future dates please contact us, or scroll down and add your name to our waiting list and we'll let you know as soon as a new course is planned.

Registration will be available here when the next course is scheduled

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Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness (YMCA Awards)