Low back pain is an-ever growing national problem which requires specialist knowledge and training in order to understand and effectively treat it. The prevalence of this condition has increased significantly in recent decades, which is why an advanced qualification like the Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate is in such demand.
To provide some context as to just how necessary this qualification is, recent surveys suggest that 49% of the adult population in the UK suffer from low back pain lasting at least 24 hours. This in-turn causes the NHS to spend more than £1bn a year on related costs and treatment. It’s also estimated that approximately 2.8 million work days are lost each year because of low back pain-related issues.
Over the duration of the course, which includes a combination of home study, one-to-one tutor support sessions, and a three-day practical training course, you’ll gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to effectively help those suffering with acute and chronic low back pain.
Once qualified, a number of employment and career opportunities open up for you. A popular path to consider is working in a formal exercise referral scheme, providing specialist advice and instruction to patients suffering from low back pain/disorders. Alternatively, you could become part of a multidisciplinary team, taking referrals from physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths or other specialists operating in this field. This qualification also perfectly suits fitness instructors and personal trainers looking to widen the range of clients they can work with.
The Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate is comprised of:
In order to the pass the course and achieve the exercise specialist title, you’ll be required to complete a number of online worksheets and a case study. The knowledge and skills gained from these assessments, in conjunction with of our online resources and the practical workshop, will fully prepare you for the practical exam at the conclusion of the course.
Day 3 of the course includes a practical assessment where you’ll be required to teach a corrective exercise session to a client suffering from low back pain.
The support systems we have in place, from our expert tutors, mock exams and Learner Management System, will maximise your chances of success.
In order to enrol on this specialist Level 4 course, you must already hold a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
If you still need to complete your Level 3 qualification, a 10% discount is available when booked with this Level 4 course.
Our dedicated careers team will be able to help you with your individual requirements.
This qualification is worth 20 CPD points with REPs and upon graduation, you’ll gain the coveted title of Exercise Specialist.
Our exercise specialist courses are second to none. These programmes are designed, developed and delivered by leading doctors, physiotherapists, dietitians and nutritionists.
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