YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

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course details

The YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is a qualification designed to give the trainer the necessary skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual 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.

training on site

While we offer open course dates for this training, if you have a number of staff who need to attend it may be more cost effective to book a on-site course, on days and at times that suit you.

If you are interested in this option, please contact us for a quote and for more information

Jodie was really good, the course was amazing and I am sad that it is ending

Jamie James

It was relevant to my needs and I was supported by my tutor throughout the entire course. It was the most enjoyable time I've had. Thanks very much!

Dina White

Syllabus and Pre requisites

The syllabus for this course includes:

  • Advanced exercise and fitness knowledge covering:
    -bones and joints
    -muscles and muscle actions
    -core stability
    -principles of progressive training and professionalism
  • How to plan a progressive programme which meets the goals and needs of an individual
  • How to perform and analyse fitness related tests
  • How to provide basic and appropriate nutritional advice 


Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-Based Exercise

assessment, certification and re-certification

You will be assessed by the tutor through the completion of worksheets, a Personal Training case study and a Nutrition case study. there will be an assessment at the end involving practical application of what you have learnt, and you will complete 2 theory paper's that will be assessed externally.

This qualification carries 20 REPs points and allows learners to enter REPs at Level 3.

£1650 Per Person

Module Information

This course is split into several modules, this is made up of e-learning and 12 contact days.

Below is a breakdown of this course. To find out more information on this course click Book Now below


 Course 1 - Guildford Spectrum  
Tuesday 24th January 2017 - E-learning commences, (non contact - log in details will be sent to you)  
4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 25th, 26th March 1st, 2nd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th April 9am-5pm 
 Course 2 - Brecon  

 Monday 8th May 2017 - E-learning commences, (non contact - log in details will be sent to you)


16th, 17th,18th, 30th June 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 28th, 29th, 30th July 


Course 3 - Withdean


Monday 31st July - E-learning commences, (non contact - log in details will be sent to you)


2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th, 28th, 29th, 30th Sept 1st, 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd Oct 


course dates

If you can’t find a date or location that suits you please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help you.

Tuesday 24 January 2017 to Sunday 30 April 2017
Guildford Spectrum, Guildford, 09:00-17:00
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Monday 8 May 2017 to Sunday 30 July 2017
Brecon Sports Centre, Brecon,
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Monday 31 July 2017 to Sunday 22 October 2017
Withdean Sports Complex, Brighton,
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