Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course  you gain the following  qualification:

YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and competence required to market, plan and deliver a successful training service. It will enable you to apply the knowledge and skills learned to prepare a financially sound business strategy. This qualification is particularly relevant for those wishing to work on a freelance basis.


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Want to qualify in our Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional Professional?

Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional

This qualification comprises of 1 mandatory unit:

Unit 1 – Business and Marketing for the Fitness Professional

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

Distance Learning Stages

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

Stage 2–You can start studying once you receive your resources.

Stage 3 – You will be allocated your tutor once enrolled. You will submit work to your designated tutor for marking.

Stage 5 – Once all units have passed and your work has been through our quality assurance process your certificate will be requested from the awarding body, YMCA Awards. Once we receive your certificate we will post to you.

We look forward to supporting you through your learning.

Are there any Prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however this award is designed for  fitness instructors working in the industry possibly looking to become self-employed

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.

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Total Qualification Time

60 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:

  • Business plan project
  • Case study

There will is no charge for reassessments

You can start studying your Distance Learning course  at home once enrolled!

Course Cost

Regular Course Cost £150.00 

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 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health 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 Business Skills for the Fitness Professional

You will learn all the skills to be able to market and promote your fitness business



Once qualified progress onto our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage


0% Payment plans available

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

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

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 Business Skills for the Fitness Professional

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • The components and the purpose of a business plan
  • Establishing a business within the required legal frameworks
  • Researching business ideas
  • Creating a marketing plan
  • How to identify and exploit internal and external factors that can affect the business
  • Using targets and objectives
  • Product levels and how to manage the lifecycle of products and services
  • Building a pricing strategy and payment policy
  • The importance of forecasting financial information

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