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A sought-after qualification that promotes inclusion and enables you to safely and effectively work with disabled clients.
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.
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.
The course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and it’s recognised by CIMSPA. It’s also accredited by the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) which is important if you’re an organisation also looking to become accredited as the staff working in your fitness facility require this qualification.
For complete flexibility, the entirety of this course can be completed from the comfort of your own home. You won’t be alone by any means as we provide a range of innovative learning resources including email and phone support from a dedicated tutor, 24/7 access to our online learning system LES and bespoke hard copy and digital manuals.
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:
*These include spinal injuries, hearing and visual impairments, learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, and amputation.
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:
And so do your clients... that's why our courses are designed and delivered by a team of clinical and technical experts.
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