Fully Funded Level 2 and 3 Fitness Training Academy - Leeds September 2018

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    No Salary / Fully Funded Course
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  • Category

    Fitness and Sport
  • Opportunity type

    Vocational training - ages 16-18

A training provider dedicated to enabling students to realise their full potential

Established in 1984, YMCAfit is one of the UK's leading trainers of fitness professionals. We have developed the largest portfolio of fitness training products available in the UK. As a charity, YMCAfit is guided by the belief that every member of society should be able to access the health benefits of regular physical activity.

An award winning organisation

Adult Learning Award 2008
NIACE Award for ground breaking project to train, qualify and employ 200 unemployed black minority or ethnic women from London in the Fitness Industry (YMCAfit's LDA/ESF co funded project).

Fully Funded Level 2 and 3 Fitness Training Academy - Leeds September 2018

Opportunity description

YMCAfit’s Fitness Training Academy is an established alterative to college and A-Levels. It is a two-year fully funded course which gives you all the skills and qualifications you need to immediately start a career in the fitness industry or progress onto higher education.
  • Are you are aged 16-18?
  • Interested in helping people get fitter, leaner, stronger or healthier?
  • Looking to continue your studies but don’t want to stay on at school or go to college?

Then YMCAfit’s Fitness Training Academy London is the place for you.

You will study for 2 years to achieve a   Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science (QCF)   , and unlike A-Levels you will also receive invaluable work placement training and experience. The qualifications gained on this course are precisely what gyms and health clubs look for when they are employing Gym Instructors or Personal Trainers.   
After completion, you’ll be able to:
  • Immediately start a career in fitness as a fully qualified Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor (The earning potential for an established freelance personal trainer in the UK is up to £60K per anum.)
  • You will have all the skills to deliver gym inductions, classes, personal training sessions and small group training (in and outside the gym).
  • Use your qualification and UCAS points to progress on to university or other higher education


Why is this course different?

  • Our Fitness Training Academy combines full-time study with access to exciting work placements to give you all the confidence to hit the ground running.
  • Unlike traditional college sports diplomas you will graduate from our Fitness Training Academy with industry standard qualifications and will be eligible to join The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS.) 
  • All our tutors are experienced fitness industry professionals so you learn the most up-to-date information required to succeed in the industry.
  • We are the UK’s first health and fitness training provider so we understand the industry like no one else.
Course start dates (Central Leeds): 
Year 1: September 2018 –  July 2019
Year 2: September 2019 – July 2020
Express your interest by   clicking the find out more button   below. Please include your date or birth and rough location (town/district) in the cover letter section. You will receive a follow up call within 48 hours to explain the course and discuss your interest in more detail.  
*This course is only funded for 16-18 year olds. Please do not apply if you are 19 or above.