Nutrition - Level 4
We have accredited 1000s of exercise professionals over the years, on completion our learners are asked for feedback, and without doubt nutrition is the area of interest in which learners want to gain further knowledge and skills.
Our level 4 nutrition course aims at providing learners with the knowledge and skills to apply reliable, evidence-based nutrition science and healthy eating guidelines.
The qualifications full title is YMCA Awards Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Nutrition for Health, Weight Management, and Sports Performance. So, in terms of content, it's shared across the three areas named in the title; health, weight management, and sports nutrition.
The gym instructor course is our entry-level gym-based qualification. If you want to work in a gym and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan and deliver gym-based exercise sessions to a variety of clients, then this course is for you.
The full name of the qualification you'll receive upon completion is a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing which is accredited with the world-renowned awarding organisation YMCA Awards. Once qualified you'll be able to take your certificate to any gym manager or owner and offer your services with confidence that you've got the competency needed to do the job.
Our pilates instructor course provides you with all the skills, knowledge and confidence you'll need to deliver quality pilates sessions in the industry.
Whether you're already a qualified fitness coach and want to add to your services or have decided on a change of career, our course can support you.
Level 3 and Level 4 Massage (Combined)
This course option combines both our Level 3 Performance Massage and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy courses.
You'll attend each course individually and once both courses are complete you'll receive two separate certificates. This combined option simply makes the courses more affordable with a reduction in price due to your commitment to both courses.
Performance Massage - Level 3
The Performance Massage course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to massage clients for preparation and recovery from strenuous activities.
If you're already a holistic massage therapist, a personal trainer or a sports coach, this is perfect for you to add another service to your business offer.
It will help your clients with pre, post and inter-event muscle maintenance and restoration, the course gives you all the fundamental massage skills needed to support clients.
“The SMA is delighted to see the lead that YMCA has taken in writing new qualifications that align education and the practical skills required in our industry” — Yvonne Blake Chair of SMA, vice-chair of GCMT
Sports Massage - Level 4
The qualifications full title is YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (soft tissue dysfunction).
Gaining this certificate in sports massage therapy means you can treat your current clients, and build your own practice treating other gym-goers and members of the public suffering from muscle dysfunction.
Strength and Conditioning - Level 4
Our Level 4 Strength and Conditioning (S & C) course has been designed by UK Strength and Conditioning (UKSCA) accredited coaches. The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to competently deliver S & C with athletes from both individual and team sports.