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YMCA Level 3 Award in Conversion of Advanced Fitness Instructor to Personal Trainer Status


This award has been created to allow learners who hold the Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Fitness Instructing (NQF) to 'upskill' and achieve Personal Trainer status without having to duplicate learning. The award comprises units that have been mapped to the revised CYQ QCF Certificate in Personal Training (500/8259/0) and so allows immediate Recognition of Prior Achievement (RPA).

You will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology covering the heart and circulatory system, the endocrine system and their relation to exercise and health
  • How to design physical activity programmes which are suited to a range of environments
  • How to carry out appropriate physical measurements of clients
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme

personal training

Our rates are competitive and courses are delivered by our experienced tutors, who are practical and hands-on in their approach. Training will take place in our Academy of Sport, which has recently undergone £1 million of investment, and you'll have access to a wide-range of fitness equipment.

YMCA is one of the UK's leading awarding bodies in fitness, health and well-being.




LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page



Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

This qualification is only available to learners who have successfully achieved the Level 3 Certificate in Fitness in Advanced Instructing in the context of Gym (NQF).

How to apply

To book your place on the course, download and complete the booking form and return by email to

Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, your place will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment and completion of the application form.

Once you have returned the booking form, you can pay by card at our online store or come into the LSBU Sports Centre to pay in person.

Course dates

  • 2 April 2017
  • 8-9 April 2017
  • 15-16 April 2017
  • 29-30 April 2017

Fees and funding

This course is normally £199 per person.

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Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

All participants will be given details about the course prior to attending, including; the time, location and course structure.

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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