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Fitness instructor working with an older client
Fitness instructor working with an older client

Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults

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Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults

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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £280.25 5% discount £14.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £35 and 5 x £32 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £295
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Cater to an evergrowing client base by learning to meet the fitness needs of older adults. This represents an exciting CPD opportunity for qualified trainers and instructors.

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    6-8 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 2 Fitness Instructing

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Awards are HFE's awarding body HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are fully endorsed by REPs HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA

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Intro

In 2017, life expectancy in the UK reached 81.16 years, making it one of the highest in Europe. At the current trajectory, the NHS predicts this will rise to the late 80s by 2030. Similarly, there are currently over 21 million people aged 50 and over currently living the UK and it’s estimated that by 2030, one in five people will be over 65.

From those figures it’s clear to see that as a population, we are not only living longer, but staying active, eating healthily and looking after ourselves more than we ever have done before. Today’s exercise professionals need to be adequately equipped to meet the needs of this special population. After all, exercise should be as inclusive as possible.

Our Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults is designed to help fitness professionals upskill as well as gain new knowledge and the necessary skills to make a real difference in peoples’ lives. Ultimately, you’ll develop an understanding of the ageing process and how exercise can be used to improve quality of life. Accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by CIMSPA, this qualification provides a perfect opportunity for a wide array of instructors and professionals, including personal trainers, yoga teachers and Pilates instructors, to expand their client base and range of services.

This course is primarily delivered through home-study, although you will be required to attend one of our training venues to complete a theory assessment. To help you fully grasp the course we’ll give you access to a wealth of learning resources including online practice quizzes, bespoke print and digital manuals and unlimited phone and email support from a dedicated Learning Support Tutor.

What You'll Learn

To ensure that you feel confident working with older adults and you’re able to deliver safe and effective exercise, we’ve created a robust and highly informative course. Here are some of standout elements you’ll encounter:

  • The Ageing Population

  • Anatomical and Physiological Ageing

  • Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

  • Behaviour Change and Motivation

  • Teaching Exercise for Older Adults

  • Screening and Consultation Techniques

How You'll Be Assessed

Before you embark on your journey to change the lives of your older clients, you’ll need to put your learning into practice and complete the following assessments:

  • Worksheet

    Planning and adapting exercise for older adults

  • Theory Exam

    30 multiple choice questions, 70% pass mark required

  • Case Study

    Planning an exercise programme for a client over 70

Entry Requirements

In order to enrol onto this training course, you must already possess a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction – either gym-based or group exercise. Those with a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates or a Level 3 Yoga Teacher qualification are also eligible.

Aside from the qualification entry requirements, students should have a positive attitude towards working with older clients and be able to adopt a caring, patient and empathetic approach.

Upgrade Your Older Adults Qualification

Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.

  • Specialist

    £955.00

    Train more clients, tackle more conditions and make more of a difference

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
    • Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults
    • Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £907.25 5% discount £47.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £120 and 5 x £117 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £955
  • Master

    £1280.00

    Lead the way and be at the forefront of making a difference in the community

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
      • Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity
      • Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology
    • Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor
    • Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1216 5% discount £64
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £175 and 5 x £171 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1280
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