Certificate in Personal Trainer (YMCA Awards Level 3).

Personal Trainer Level 3 Qualification

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If you’ve decided that a new career as a Personal Trainer is for you and you’re looking for the best route to becoming fully qualified, then look no further than our Level 3 Personal Trainer course. As a YMCA Awards Level 3 qualification, this course will enable you to embark upon a new career as a fully qualified Personal Trainer. We can also offer you interviews with the leading gyms in the country. Contact us for more information. 


Who is the course for?

No matter what your current experience, we can cater this course to your individual needs. For most, this includes the Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification as a foundation – if you're already level 2 qualified then contact us to ask about options of study for level 3 Personal Training only.

This course is for someone who wants to take health and fitness to the next level and to share and make a real difference to other people’s lives and get paid for it. This individual will be self-driven and we will teach you how to run your own business inside and/or outside of the gym environment.

Enrol today and take action of your working life, choose the hours you would like to work and escape the 9-5.


What’s involved

Here you will delve deeper into the human body and really understand what happens under specific physical training techniques whether its muscle building or you are competing in a specific event. Analyses of advanced training systems are studied to really help appreciate what occurs from a physiological point of view so your clients can achieve what they want.

You will learn about effective nutritional strategies and up-to-date research findings so you and your clients can achieve optimal health.

Personal Trainers use exercise science and modern training methods to design, instruct and educate clients in order to achieve specific and measurable goals. Client screening, consultation, and session evaluation are also key elements in Personal Training.

There are many specialist routes within Personal Training that enable the trainer to work safely with specialist clients. We pride ourselves on sharing expert advice on how to start, run and succeed in running a fantastic Personal Training business so you can hit the ground running.



Level 2 Fitness Instructing

  • Unit1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise.
  • Unit2: Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity.
  • Unit3: Health, Safety and welfare in a fitness environment.
  • Unit4: Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health.
  • Unit5: Planning Gym based Exercise.
  • Unit6: Instructing Gym Based Exercise.

Level 3 Personal Training

  • Unit1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise in Health.
  • Unit2: Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme.
  • Unit3: Planning Personal Training Sessions.
  • Unit4: Delivering Personal Training Sessions.


What you get

Following this course you'll be fully prepared for your new career as a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) accredited personal trainer, compete with the following qualifications:

  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Gym Instructor.
  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Personal Trainer.
  • YMCA Awards Indoor Cycling.
  • YMCA Awards Circuit Training.
  • YMCA Awards First Aid at work.
  • YMCA Awards Kettlebell Training.
  • YMCA Awards Suspension Training. 


Study options

As most students start without a previous Level 2 Fitness Instruction qualification, as standard this is included as a foundation to our Level 3 Personal Trainer course. Contact us for information on studying the Level 3 qualification individually. The study options for this course are:

  • 1-2-1 study: A qualified Personal Trainer based at one of our satellite centres around the UK will personally guide you through the course combined with home study and e-learning. Generally this takes a minimum of 6 weeks. Find out more about this study method.


  • Blended learning (part-time): A mixture of classroom and gym teaching, blended learning gives you a good mix of practical and theoretical teaching at our centre of excellence near Manchester, plus the ability to qualify in just 6 weekends. Find out more about this study method. Here your tutor obtains a MSc in Strength and Conditioning and is an active Personal Trainer himself.


  • Full Time: If you want to qualify quickly, and you have the time to commit, then full time could be the study option for you. You’ll spend 6 weeks Monday-Friday studying in the classroom and in the gym at our centre of excellence.  Find out more about this study method. Here your tutor obtains a MSc in Strength and Conditioning and is an active Personal Trainer himself.



Study Option Course length Location Price
1-2-1 study From 8 weeks Various locations across the UK Contact Us
Blended learning (part time) 6 weekends Manchester and Clitheroe Contact Us
Full time 8 weeks Manchester and Clitheroe Contact Us


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