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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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  • 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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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 fully endorsed by REPs 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 both REPs and 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 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

Prerequisites

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.

Upgrade Your Pre and Postnatal 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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