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Personal Training

Course Code: YMDPT

Level: 3
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: YMCA
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 10.30am - 2.30pm and Fridays, 10.30am - 4.00pm

About the course

This course is designed to provide you with the introductory skills and knowledge that is required to begin a career in the fitness industry as a qualified personal trainer.

What you'll learn

The course involves a variety of theoretical and practical units, which include:

  • YMCA Gym Instructor
  • YMCA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Kettlebells
  • YMCA Circuit Training.
Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will be required to have:

  • four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or maths
  • a level 3 qualification in sport.

This course has elements of both theory and practical assessments. 

The assessments vary from essays and presentations in the classroom, to working with members of the public in the College’s Sports Hall. The aim of all assessment methods is to ensure your skills are being developed, and that you have a chance to use them in the workplace.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress onto degrees in Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation or Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

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.)


Course Code: YMDPT

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: £1300

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.