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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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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 endorsed by CIMSPA

Learn More About This Older Adults Course

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.

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The Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course is designed to equip fitness professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe and effective programmes for pre and postnatal clients.

To guide your learning, you’ll receive an extensive range of print and digital resources, including comprehensive training manuals, ongoing support from a dedicated tutor and an extensive range of online video lectures presented by a specialist midwife.

Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults

By 2030, the NHS predicts that life expectancy will rise to the late 80s and that one in five people in the UK will be over 65. Now more than ever fitness professionals are required to meet the exercise needs of this growing older population.

The Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course is designed to help you upskill and gain the knowledge to safely and effectively adapt exercise for older clients. In doing so, you’ll not only be able to make your services more inclusive, but also grow your client base.

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Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.

In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with personal training.

Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.

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Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.

In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with personal training.

Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.

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Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

It’s a fact that recovery and rest are important for mother and baby. Modern guidance has also stressed the importance of regular exercise and physical activity, both in the pre and postnatal stages.

The Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course is designed to equip fitness professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe and effective programmes for pre and postnatal clients.

To guide your learning, you’ll receive an extensive range of print and digital resources, including comprehensive training manuals, ongoing support from a dedicated tutor and an extensive range of online video lectures presented by a specialist midwife.

Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults

By 2030, the NHS predicts that life expectancy will rise to the late 80s and that one in five people in the UK will be over 65. Now more than ever fitness professionals are required to meet the exercise needs of this growing older population.

The Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course is designed to help you upskill and gain the knowledge to safely and effectively adapt exercise for older clients. In doing so, you’ll not only be able to make your services more inclusive, but also grow your client base.

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