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Personal Training

Course Code: YMCPT

Level: 3
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: YMCA
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 16 weeks (plus blended learning)
When you'll study: Saturdays, 9.00am to 5.00pm

About the course

The aim of this qualification 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.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following areas:

  • 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 apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • how to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages.
Entry requirements

You will need to hold the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) or equivalent.

Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed via coursework, multiple-choice theory papers/e-assessments, practical examinations and worksheets.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Part-time

Course Code: YMCPT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
24+ Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for details

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: YMCPT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
24+ Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for details

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.