YMCA Awards training
courses progress through levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.
courses are mainly introductory and are not
currently offered by Hamiltons Training Academy.
courses are aimed at fitness instructors and include
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.
courses are aimed at personal trainers and include
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
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
3 Diploma in Personal Training. We offer
these modules as a
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.
courses are mainly administrative and currently we
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.