Diploma in Personal Training and Fitness Instruction FL3 (YMCA)

This course is ideal for fitness/gym instructors who wish to work on a regular one-to-one basis with clients, working towards improving a client's well-being through the provision of a planned personal programme.

The course allows you to work on a one to one basis with a wide variety of clients. You may progress on to sports therapy or strength and conditioning, work for a health club or start your own fitness company.


On this course you can choose also take part in our Golf Pathway in partnership with Theydon Bois Golf Club. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the golf industry, or simply want to enjoy the competitive side of the game whilst continuing your academic study, this is the pathway for you!

The programme is aimed at golfers of all levels, from beginners to single figure handicaps. You will play regular, competitive features in both the college order of merit and against other teams from across the region.

In choosing to study on the golf pathway at New City College, you will receive the following;

  • Membership at Theydon Bois Golf Club, one of the best courses in Essex.
  • Competitive NCC order of merit fixtures every Wednesday (scratch and net).
  • Regular competitive matches against other colleges.
  • Access to PGA professional coaching on a weekly basis.
  • Full CONGU handicap.
  • Access to Theydon Bois GC fixtures and facilities throughout your study.


On this course you can choose also take part in the athletics programme, where you will receive six hours coaching per week at the London Community Stadium and also prepare for and enter athletics competitions. Training sessions are planned to take place in the evening, after your studies. This programme is in partnership with '110% Beyond Your Limits'. The coaches, English record holder in the 110m hurdles Tony Jarrett and former GB international 110m hurdler Gianni Frankis, aim to provide the highest quality training sessions based on their knowledge and experiences from the world of Athletics.

Subject: Sports and Fitness
Qualification Type: Diploma
Study Location: Epping Forest Campus

Entry Requirement:

5 or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English language and maths at grade 4, Progression from Level 2 at Merit or Distinction and maths at grade4 or NVQ2/VRQ2

Where does it lead:

Sport Science related degrees, such as Sports Nutrition, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Rehabilitation, Sport and Exercise science.

Who is the course available for: 16-18

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