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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

This qualification will allow you to enter the Health and Fitness Industry as a gym instructor.

This course will run for 24 weeks, two evenings a week from 6-9pm. Days to be confirmed.

This course will lead to:

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Business skills for the fitness professional
  • Apprenticeship in exercise and fitness

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • Some experience of gym-based exercise
  • English and maths Level 2 at Grade 4 (C) or above
You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

This course consists of the following modules:


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Customer experience
  • Lifestyle management and health awareness
  • Programme planning and preparation
  • Programme delivery and professional instruction

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • Practical assessment
  • Multiple choice theory paper

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