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Pregnant client in an exercise studio
Pregnant client in an exercise studio

Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Course

Discover how to make exercise inclusive for PPN clients

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Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

£295.00

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Develop your knowledge about pregnancy and use this to effectively adapt exercise for pre and postnatal clients.

  • Course type

    Home study with exam

  • Time to qualify

    6-8 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 2 Fitness Instructor

  • Accreditations

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

Learn More About This PPN Course

Intro

Traditionally, when a woman became pregnant the advice given was that they should take things easy and put their feet up. While sufficient rest is clearly important to both mother and baby, and prolonged standing or over-exertion should be avoided, pregnant women are increasingly being encouraged to remain as active as possible, for as long as possible.

There are always important factors and considerations that must be addressed, but exercise can have a range of benefits including preventing excessive weight gain, reducing nausea and fatigue, improving posture and increasing foetal growth.

Exercise programmes should be as inclusive as possible and that’s precisely why this qualification exists. It’s our job to empower exercise professionals and remove any fear or hesitation of working with pregnant clients. This can only be done with the right skills and the appropriate level of knowledge.

Our pre and postnatal course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by CIMSPA. This qualification is delivered primarily through home-study, although you will be required to attend one of our training venues to complete a theory assessment.

Alongside this, you’ll have access to a wealth of learning resources including bespoke manuals and online content such as practice quizzes, and innovative video lectures presented by a highly experienced, registered midwife.

What You'll Learn

As this is primarily a home study course, we’ll provide all the learning resources and support you need to succeed. Here’s a selection of topics you’ll encounter on course:

  • Physical Conditions Associated with Pregnancy

  • Nutrition and Pregnancy

  • Pre and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines

  • Child Birth

  • Benefits and Risks of Exercise

  • Anatomical and Physiological Changes

To guide your learning and to really bring the course to life, we’ve created a series of video lectures presented by a highly experienced, registered midwife. You can get a feel for this content by watching the short promo video below.

How You'll Be Assessed

Our pre and postnatal course has three mandatory assessments that you’ll need to complete during your studies.

To give you plenty of opportunities to practice and hone your skills, within LES (the Learner Engagement System), you’ll find multiple-choice questions from a range of topics.

  • PPN Theory Exam

    30 multiple choice questions, 70% pass mark required

  • Worksheet

    Demonstrate your understanding of the changes that occur during and after pregnancy to enable safe and effective exercise

  • Case Study

    Apply your knowledge and develop an exercise programme for a hypothetical client

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.

If you have any specific questions about entry requirements or about the content of this PPN course, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 or send us a quick email using the button at the top of the page.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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