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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.




Employability Service

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

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.



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.

New course dates to be available soon.

Fees and funding

This course is normally £199 per person.

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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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