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YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Gym-based Exercise)

Carshalton College, In Sutton
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Course description

YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Gym-based Exercise):

This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to become a Personal Trainer but who do not already hold the pre-requisite of Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym Based).

Course content:

L3 Personal Training

Anatomy and physiology including:

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.
How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments.
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.


Progression could also include: Level 4 Practitioner Award in programming and supervising exercise with disabled clients or Level 3 Diploma in exercise referral.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Three GCSEs at grades A C/9-4 or equivalent to include English or Merit at Level 2 in a sports qualification with with English grade A-C (4).Applicants should also have a keen interest in fitness and fitness instructing.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Professional or Industry specific qualification


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