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Complete YMCA Awards Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Course start date Sunday 8th October 2017
Practical attendance days Sat 4th Nov, Sun 5th Nov, Sat 11th Nov, Sun 12th Nov and either Sat 2nd or Sun 3rd Dec for practical assessment, 3rd Feb 2018, 4th Feb, 10th Feb, 11th Feb, 17th Feb, 18th Feb, and 17th or 18th Mar 2018 for assessments.
Practical venue Hamiltons Fitness Centre. Colchester, CO49QP
Cost Early-bird price 2345.00 (normal price 2445.00)
Pay for your course over twelve monthly payments with a deposit of 212.12 and eleven payments of 212.08. Simply book your course using the payment plan button on the right. Booking your course using the Payment Plan helps you to spread your payments but does incur an admin charge. Total cost 2545.00. .

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If you haven't been in education for a bit it can take a little while to get up to speed, so if you book your course more than 6 weeks early we'll send you out the first set of learning materials straight away. That way you can make an early start.

Course summary

There is no pre-requisite to start this course as this course will take you from being an enthusiastic gym exerciser through to being a fully qualified personal trainer. You will firstly cover all of the subjects required to be a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and then move on to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training after which you will then cover the extra modules to turn your certificate into a diploma. 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.

Learners will cover:

  • 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
  • Training groups in an outdoor environment
  • Sports conditioning
  • Business and Marketing for the Fitness Professional


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Whether you have just started thinking about a career in the fitness industry, or want to bring your qualifications up date then please feel free to email or telephone (07957844512) our course advisor, Stuart Hamilton, with any of your questions or concerns.
Stuart has been a personal trainer, fitness centre manager and course tutor for many years and can advise you from a number of different viewpoints.

Hamiltons Training Academy is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) Registration number: UKPRN: 10026462.
Hamiltons Training Academy is part of of Hamiltons Health and Fitness Ltd, Hamiltons Health & Fitness Limited is a company registered in England with company number 02833581 and VAT registration number GB 584 0265 38