HFE's Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients course
HFE's Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients course

Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients

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Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients

£375.00

All you need to do is complete the home study assessments, there's no practical attendance required.

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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £356.25 5% discount £18.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £50 and 5 x £45 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £375
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A sought-after qualification that promotes inclusion and enables you to safely and effectively work with disabled clients.

  • Course type

    Home study with tutor support

  • Time to qualify

    2-4 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 2 Fitness Instructing

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Awards are HFE's awarding body HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA HFE are affiliated with the Inclusive Fitness Initiative

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Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients

A sought-after qualification that promotes inclusion and enables you to safely and effectively work with disabled clients.

Overview

Recent reports have revealed that 1 in 5 people in the UK has a disability, which equates to around 19% of the total population. It’s also estimated that only 18% of disabled adults undertake physical activity for more than 30 minutes a week, compared to 38% of non-disabled adults. It’s clear that more can be done and as an industry, we all have an obligation to see that changes are made.

Our Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise for Disabled Clients, or simply Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients, is designed specifically to help fitness professionals be difference-makers. It’s an essential qualification for those looking to better serve an increasingly unrepresented special population.

Course Structure:

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Home study

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Practical training

Assessment


This Level 3 course provides a great progression route for those who have achieved a Level 2 qualification (Exercise to Music or Gym Instructor). It’s also a valuable CPD opportunity for personal trainers, Pilates instructors, yoga teachers and other fitness professionals to greatly expand the scope of who they can work with.

Entry Requirements

In order to enrol on this course, you must possess either Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, either in the context of Gym or Exercise to Music, or qualification in personal training, yoga or Pilates.

We also strongly recommend that you have a minimum of three months of teaching experience.

What You'll Learn How You'll be Assessed Learning and Support Materials

What You'll Learn

This Level 3 Award is more than just a qualification, it’s a career enhancer. It will allow you to work a wider client base, while making you considerably more adaptable, marketable and versatile. Working with disabled clients will also prove to be an incredibly worthwhile and rewarding experience.

During your learning journey, here’s just a small selection of what you’ll encounter:

  • Understanding a Range of Disabilities Impairments

    Understanding a Range of Disabilities Impairments

    • Models of disability
    • Learning disabilities
    • Limb impairment
    • Spinal injuries
    • Visual and hearing impairment
    • Legislation, initiatives and policies
  • Screening and Assessing Clients with Disabilities

    Screening and Assessing Clients with Disabilities

    • Visual and verbal screening
    • Risk stratification
    • Major signs of cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic disease
    • Risk stratification
    • Assessments of physical function
    • Assessing current level of physical activity
  • Programme Design for Disabled Clients

    Programme Design for Disabled Clients

    • Aerobic exercise and muscular fitness
    • General exercise guidelines for disability
    • Adapting the guidelines to the specific client needs
    • Exercise intensity and monitoring
    • Ratings of exertion
    • Risk assessments for disabled clients
  • Preparing and Teaching Exercise to Clients with Disabilities

    Preparing and Teaching Exercise to Clients with Disabilities

    • Planning exercise for clients with disabilities
    • Recording exercise
    • Managing the exercise environment
    • Chair-based exercise
    • Transitioning between exercises
    • Health and safety
  • Helping Clients with Disabilities to Adopt and Maintain a Physically Active Lifestyle

    Helping Clients with Disabilities to Adopt and Maintain a Physically Active Lifestyle

    • The stages of change model and it's application
    • Assessing a client's stage of change
    • Goal setting and SMART goals
    • Relapse prevention
    • Physical activity counselling
    • Motivational interviewing

How You'll be Assessed

In order for you to stand the best chance of passing the course first time, you’ll be continually assessed by our dedicated support tutors and a team of assessors.

The course is assessed in the following ways:

50%

Worksheets

  • Working with disability
  • Conditions and impairment
  • Planning and adapting exercise
50%

Case studies

  • Progressive programming
  • Scenario-based programming
  • Short interview

Learning and Support Materials

Our Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients course is supported by a range of learning materials in order to give you the best chance of success.

Finest quality textbooks in the industry
Digital training manual

Technically rich and written by professionals

Our textbooks are packed full of essential information you need to become a world-class fitness professional.

An unmatched online learning experience with LES
Online digital learning platform

All your resources, all in one place

Easily track your progress and assess your learning with online worksheets and quizzes with our Learner Engagement System (LES).

Course learning guide
Home study guide

Structured learning

Our study guides outline your learning targets so you can be sure you’re fully prepared to tackle your assessments.

Ultra-supportive tutors
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The personal touch

Your personal tutor will be on hand to support you with anything you need to succeed on your course.

Unrivalled aftercare
Study on your own terms

Because we care

Our CV connect programme is one of a kind; put your newfound skills in front of real and relevant employers. We’ll also give you tailored career advice so you can be confident in your future ambitions, whatever they may be.

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