Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 03 September 2019

Starts: 03/09/2019

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English and PE; BTEC Level 2 Sport – Distinction

Who is the course for

This is a fully-funded 1 year course for 16-18 year olds who want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. It equips learners with specialist knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the role of the fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Course Content

The YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) comprises of 10 mandatory units totalling 52 credits, including:

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise

  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

  • Planning gym-based exercise

  • Instructing gym-based exercise

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health

  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

  • Programming personal training with clients

  • Delivering personal training sessions.

Study Methods

Lectures, workshops, group work, practical sessions, field trips and work experience.

How is the course assessed

Completion of the YMCA Learning Assessment Record (LAR); Practical Observations; externally set multiple choice exams; completion of workbooks/worksheets.

Where next - Further Studies

This qualification provides progression to other qualifications at the same and higher levels, for example:

  • Apprenticeship in exercise and fitness

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning

  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.

Where next - Job Opportunities

This qualification can lead to employment as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.

More Information

Course tuition fees are free for all eligible 16-18 year olds and for 19-23 year olds who have not previously studied a full level 3 qualification. Please get in touch for more details.

Last updated: 14 February 2019

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 03 September 2019

Starts: 03/09/2019

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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When I came for an Open Day I already knew that this was the college for me due to the great facilities and nice, friendly helpful staff. I find it an amazing place for students to reach their potential. The learning environment is flexible with both theory and practicals. The college offers plenty of activities to participate in and I am part of the Netball Academy. I enjoy the clubs that I am involved in and I am able to manage coursework, clubs and matches. My teachers are very supportive and always help if I struggle and ensure that I do not fall behind on course work.