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Level 2 Courses

Level 3 Courses

Level 4 Courses


YMCA Awards training courses progress through levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Level 1 courses are mainly introductory and are not currently offered by Hamiltons Training Academy.

Level 2 courses are aimed at fitness instructors and include the YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, which forms the core of courses at this level. To progress to other level 2 courses (apart from First Aid), covering modules such as circuit training or spin, you must have completed this course or an equivalent in Exercise to Music or Aqua based fitness first. To enrol on the YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing you don't need any previous fitness qualification as a prerequisite, just an enthusiasm and some experience exercising in the gym.

Level 3 courses are aimed at personal trainers and include the YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. This is the basic personal trainer course and will allow you to work as a personal trainer either within an established gym, visiting your clients in their homes or offices or setting up your own personal trainer studio. The YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is recognised throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA. This means that you will not need to re-qualify if you intend to use your qualification to travel around the world and work internationally.

Either together with your Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or as a bolt-on afterwards you can complete three additional modules; Business Skills, Sports Conditioning and Training Groups in an Outdoor Environment and this will convert your Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training into a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. We offer these modules as a single package. This will give you one of the highest qualifications you can get in the fitness industry and allow you to stand out from the crowd.

Level 4 courses are mainly administrative and currently we offer the YMCA Awards Level 4 Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance and Assessing. This would allow you to work within the educational side of the fitness industry monitoring the quality that fitness courses are delivered to.

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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