Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

Start your career as a Personal Trainer with no previous qualifications with our Personal Training diploma.

Accreditation

14 points

Hours

578

Price

From £1995

About this course

Ready to turn your passion for fitness into a successful career? Start your career as a Personal Trainer with no previous qualifications with the Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma (practitioner) course.

Gain the foundation knowledge and practical experience that inspires confidence in your clients and employers. Take part in inspiring practical workshops and engaging theory sessions to learn how to train clients and create advanced fitness plans over a number of practical sessions. This course includes a free High Intensity Training (HIIT) CPD that will give you the knowledge to plan and teach small group training sessions. A focus on HIIT and functional training will give you the skills to expand your offer as a PT.

Embark on a career with a qualification that is CIMSPA accredited, internationally recognised and developed to give you the skills and knowledge to build a longstanding career in fitness.

Flexible learning formats

Face-to-face

19 days of face-to-face tuition.
3 eLearning units.
2 sessions online with a tutor.
2 days of practical assessment.

Blended

10 days of face-to-face tuition.
Various eLearning units.
2 sessions online with a tutor.
2 days of practical assessment.

Overview

Theory Modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology (Level 2).
  • Gym-Based Planning, Preparation, and Delivery.
  • Providing a Positive Customer Experience.
  • Lifestyle Management and Health Awareness.
  • Applied Anatomy (Level 3).
  • Nutrition to Support Physical Activity.
  • Promoting Wellness Through Client Motivation.
  • Bespoke Exercise Programme Design.
  • Customed exercise Programme Instruction.
  • Communication Techniques.
  • Business Acumen for a Successful Personal Training Practice.

Practical Modules

  • Level 2 Gym-Based Programme Delivery and Professional Instruction.
  • Level 3 Personal Training Instruction and Communication.
  • HIIT.

Develop your gym knowledge to provide a positive customer experience

  • Learn how to instruct effective exercise sessions in the gym in a safe environment.
  • Learn how to deliver basic health assessment techniques such as blood pressure and BMI tests.
  • Develop and plan gym programmes for a wide range of customers (including 13-18-year-olds and older adults).
  • Learn how to maintain health, safety and customer welfare.

Develop skills to help clients achieve their goals

  • Learn how to customise and provide tailored gym and exercise programmes.
  • Deliver one-to-one consultations and small group inductions to support clients in achieving their goals.
  • Provide you with the ability to train a wide variety of individuals (including those with medical conditions which affect their lifestyle and well-being).
  • Gain an understanding of the role digital technology can play in supporting your clients’ programmes.
  • Use your nutritional knowledge to support your client’s physical activity and help them achieve their personal goal.
  • Carry out detailed postural analysis with clients to help you to write corrective programmes to increase their function.

Develop your business skills and client base

  • Learn how to promote, market and sell your PT service.
  • Understand how digital and social platforms can be used to grow your client base.

Develop your communication skills

  • Learn how to communicate with clients effectively to promote wellness and exercise.
  • Understand how rapport and soft skills can be used to motivate and change your clients’ behaviour.

Be more versatile and employable

  • Plan effective sessions for small groups and individuals in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
  • Develop challenging and effective sessions for individuals and small groups, targeting posture, core stability and flexibility.

Skills

  • Gain the tools to develop and plan gym programmes for a wide range of customers.
  • Learn how to deliver basic health assessment techniques such as blood pressure and BMI tests.
  • Learn to develop and market a successful PT business.
  • Learn the skills to train clients individually or in small groups.
  • Gain the knowledge to plan and teach small group HIIT sessions.
  • Learn the skills needed to deliver one-to-one consultations and group inductions.

Career progression

  • You’ll be qualified to work in any gym across the UK.
  • Broaden your client base and help boost your earnings.
  • Learn the skills and knowledge to build a longstanding career.

Support

  • You’ll be taught by the best tutors in the industry, who will provide guidance and support throughout the course.
  • Access online eLearning.
  • Unparalleled support online, over the phone and in person.

Practical
Multiple choice theory papers
Case studies
Knowledge question worksheets
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner).
YMCAfit HIIT.
You must be over 16 years of age

London

Manchester

Leicester

Brighton

Fees and Funding Options

Pay upfront

Pay the full amount for your course upfront in one lump sum.

0% Finance

Spread the cost with a deposit and an interest-free monthly direct debit.

Early Bird

Get 10% off when you pay in full 2 months before the start date.

Get a loan

Fund your course with a government-backed Advanced Learner Loan.

How to book?

Simple, just speak to one of our course advisors.

Course Dates and Locations

We deliver our face-to-face courses from state-of-the-art venues across England. This course is currently running from:

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