VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Instructing

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: SP3D25 GLH: 278 Age Restriction: 18
Qualification Number: 603/0980/5 Units: 7 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022
Level: 3

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020

Statement of purpose

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Yoga will prepare you for a career in the sport and active health and fitness industry as a yoga instructor.

What does this qualification cover?

Throughout this qualification you will develop an understanding of anatomy and physiology; the principles of exercise, health and fitness; the principles of yoga philosophy and practice (including the history of yoga, energy anatomy and the chakras); and health, safety and welfare in the fitness environment.

You will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge needed to plan, instruct and evaluate safe and effective yoga programmes for groups or individuals. In addition, you will be able to provide appropriate support and advice to your clients.

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is supported by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) who are independently accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Qualification Structure

Mandatory Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
USP121 T/615/4461 Principles of yoga philosophy and practice 3 60
USP122 A/615/4462 Programming yoga sessions 3 60
USP123 F/615/4463 Instructing yoga sessions 3 60
UV20522 H/600/9013 Anatomy and physiology for exercise 2 6 41
UV20523 M/600/9015 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity 2 2 13
UV20524 T/600/9016 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment 2 2 16
UV20525 A/600/9017 Principles of exercise, fitness and health 2 4 28

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

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NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Holistic Therapies Training Academy 01237 472109 Visit website Devon
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
JBH training Ltd 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire