PERSONAL TRAINER LEVEL 3 YMCA
SCQF Level 6
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview
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The aim of this course is to recognise the 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. If you are currently accredited at Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 2 with a qualification in Fitness Instruction or Gym Based Exercise, then this course is the next step for you.

What You Will Learn
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  • 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 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 healthy adults of all ages  
  • How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for healthy adults of all ages

Entry Requirements
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  • Accredited at REPs level 2 with a qualification in Fitness Instruction or Gym Based Exercise
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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You will be assessed through a multiple-choice theory paper, eAssessment practical examination and portfolio submissions. 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • You will be invited to attend an interview session for this course 
  • This may include practical elements based on current exercise themes and written work on your knowledge of exercise and fitness 
  • There will be a one to one discussion with a member of the sport and fitness team 

Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional 
  • Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness 
  • Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Soft Tissue Therapy) 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral 

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • Working as a Personal Trainer for companies within the Physical Activity, Exercise and Fitness Industry or on a self-employed basis
  • Creating and developing your own business in this sector.
Number Of Days Per Week
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  • 1 day per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Fee: £1608 Granton part-time (year 1)
Start Date and Time
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Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date
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Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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