Certificate in Personal Training (YMCA Awards)

Certificate in Personal Training (YMCA Awards)

Level: Level 3
Course price: 1399.00

Upcoming course dates:

7th/8th, 21st/22nd July & 4th/5th August 2018

10th/11th, 24th/25th November & 8th/9th December 2018

Weekends 10.30 – 5.30pm

Course overview:

This also forms part of the Diploma in Personal Training

This qualification is for individuals who would like to work with clients on a 1-1 basis. This is a challenging and rewarding career in the fitness industry as you will be responsible for training people, tailoring their fitness programmes to suit their personal needs and requirements, and offering specialist dietary advice.

The pre requisite for this course is the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness instructing Gym-Based Exercise.

 What you will learn:


Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology:

  • The heart and circulatory system
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • Postural and core stability
  • The nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health

Programming and Delivering Personal Training

  • Incorporate different resistance and cardiovascular training methods into an exercise programme
  • Construct and implement short term,medium and long -term exercise programmes (periodisation)
  • Plan one-to-one sessions
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • How to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages

Physical Measurements:

  • How to analyse and assess clients fitness, blood pressure and body composition
  • Analyse posture
  • Assess muscular strength and endurance
  • Assess flexibility
  • Aerobic capacity
  • Stress and stress management techniques
  • Pre exercise screening

Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity:

  • Food labeling
  • Eating disorders and prevention
  • Sports nutrition concepts
  • Psychology of weight loss
  • Digestive systems


  • 2 x Theory papers and Worksheets
  • Practical assessment
  • Coursework/Case Studies

What to do now:

Complete an online application form, making your deposit or 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
Attend training days and return for assessments.

What you will achieve:

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • 20 REPs points

What next?

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Business & Marketing Skills
  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Outdoor Fitness
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Pilates Matwork
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
July 7, 2018 to August 5, 2018
November 10, 2018 to December 9, 2018
Full price£1,399.00
Deposit (Balance £1049.25)£349.75