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.
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.
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:
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:
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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