Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course  you gain the following  qualification:

YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

 Learn the  knowledge and skills required to design and deliver safe and effective fitness training sessions to groups of participants in outdoor environments. A great qualification for those with a Level 2 Fitness qualification who want to progress  and all PTs who want to train their clients outdoors.


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Want to qualify in our Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness ?

Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

This qualification comprises of 1 mandatory unit:

Unit 1 Planning and Delivering Group Exercise Sessions in the Outdoor Environment

Successful achievement of the above unit must be achieved for the full qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites?

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent

How do I book?

Stage 1. You can either complete the contact form by clicking here  ,or you can scroll down the page and click on the book course which will open up a new page. Once we have received your contact information we will email the enrolment documents to complete.

You can also telephone and we will start the process by emailing you the documents.


Stage 2. Once we have received all documents and payment you will receive the resources for the course. This will take approximately a week to process. If you would like to use our interest free payment plan please ask as details will then be emailed to you.

Stage 3. You can start learning once you have received all resources. You will  be guided how to start and what is required. You will be provided with your tutor contact details.

Stage 4. You will be emailed the course schedule which will give you the venue address and requirements.

We are happy to answer any questions you have so please do ask smile

Classroom Learning Course Stages

Stage 1 –Once you have enrolled onto the course you will be provided with your learning resources.

Stage 2 – You will receive your hard copy manuals. The schedule for your classroom training days will be emailed to you. This process can take up to 5 working days to process. You will also be provided with your tutor details who will contact you.

Stage 3 –You can start working once you receive your manuals.

Stage 4- You will attend the scheduled training days where the tutor will guide you through all the skills you require to complete your assessments.

Stage 5– You will submit your learner achievement record for marking.When you are ready we will provide you with a list of assessment dates for the practical assessment. 

Stage 6 – Once all units have passed and your work has been through our quality assurance process your certificate will be requested from the awarding body. Once we receive your certificate we will post to you.

We look forward to supporting you through your learning.

Total Qualification Time

30 hours

This is an estimate of the total amount of time this qualification will take to achieve.

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How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification you must complete and pass the following:

  • Worksheets
  • Practical Assessment

N.B. You must attend an assessment day and you are required to bring along your own client / participant for the practical assessment day.

There is no charge for reassessments 

Blended Learning  

              Blended learning consists of remote learning on Zoom with your tutor.

You can start studying at home once enrolled!

As we are in an unsettled climate presently with COVID 19 we are teaching the course via Zoom which means you can study at home with your tutor.

You can then book onto the assessment days from a selection of dates that will be emailed to you. Contact us with any questions smile

Course Dates



You are required to attend  as given below:

  • TBC
  • Assessment dates confirmed on the course.

Course Cost


Course Cost £250.00 

0% payment plans available on request.

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If you would like to use the payment plan option, you can pay the deposit by clicking here. We then set up direct debit payment plan for the remaining payments. These are 0% payment plans and details available on request.

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Awarding body 

The Awarding body for our Level 3 Diploma in Pilates qualification is YMCA Awards.  Once you have achieved all elements of the qualification and the quality assurance process has been completed your nationally recognised certificate will be processed.


Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

You will learn all the skills to be able to nstruct a  safe and effective group exercise sessions in outdoor environments



Once qualified progress onto our Bootcamp qualification


0% Payment plans available

Spread the cost with 0% financing. Credit subject to application and status.

I have attended several courses from Smart Qualifications and each one of them has been a great experience which has enriched me personally and professionally. The organisation and delivery were always spot on but what made a big difference was the tutors: friendly, knowledgeable and always available to provide support with clear explanations and practical tips from first-hand experience. Highly recommended to anybody who is serious about a career in the fitness industry.


Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • The considerations involved in working with groups in outdoor environments
  • Planning a range of exercises relevant to groups of participants outdoors, using body weight, environment, and small equipment
  • Planning appropriate exercise sessions, taking into account the opportunities and limitations presented by the environment
  • Instructing safe and effective group exercise sessions in outdoor environments

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