YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) (QCF)

This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to become a Personal Trainer, but who do not already hold the pre-requisite of Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise). In addition to the planning and instructing of both Gym Based and Personal Training programmes, learners will cover; Anatomy and physiology (at levels 2 and 3); Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment; Principles of exercise, fitness and health; How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity and the Application of the principles of nutrition within a physical activity programme.This qualification is suitable for the 16-19 study programmes or can be used as a stand-alone qualification.

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

• 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

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