Level 3 pre and postnatal course
Discover how to make your sessions safer and more effective for new and expectant mothers with this pre and postnatal specialist course
Give yourself the knowledge, skills and confidence to safely adapt all modes of exercise for pre and postnatal clients with this specialist exercise and fitness instructor qualification.
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Complete your studies and assessments at your own pace - achieve in as little as 4-6 weeks
If you're planning on working with pregnant women and those that have recently given birth then this Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Fitness Instructor Course will give you all the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice as a specialist pre and postnatal instructor.
The world of exercise and fitness for pre and postnatal women is full of all kinds of myths and misconceptions, so it’s essential that practising fitness professionals, especially those working with women of childbearing age, have the specialist knowledge and expertise in this area.
Traditionally, when a woman became pregnant, the advice usually given was to “take it easy” and “to put your feet up”. Thankfully, the scientific evidence to support the benefits of a physically active pregnancy has moved on somewhat since these days, although sadly, much of this outdated information and advice is still prevalent in the media and industry today. A key part of your role as a pre and postnatal fitness instructors would therefore be to address these misconceptions, providing evidence-based education to your clients.
However, regular exercise, physical activity, and healthy nutritious diet are equally important. This is why pre and postnatal women may need the specialist services of qualified pre and postnatal exercise professionals like you. This qualification promote inclusivity in the health and fitness sector and to ensure that fitness professionals have sufficient levels of knowledge and skill to support this population.
As fitness educators, we see it as our role to empower you to be able to work with new and expectant mothers with absolute confidence that what you are teaching will be safe and beneficial to mother and baby alike. This is precisely why this qualification exists.
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 Pilates Teacher qualification or a Level 3 Yoga Teacher qualification are also eligible because there are no entry-level (level 2) qualifications in these disciplines.
Everything you need to complete this special populations qualification is included. You'll receive a comprehensive training manual, online eLearning, video lectures presented by a Registered Midwife and an extensive range of mock assessments to prepare you for your theory exam.
You'll also get an easy-to-follow study guide that will help you navigate all the course content and assessments. And of course, you'll also have access to unlimited levels of help and support from our Support Team.
On completion of this level 3 Pre and Postnatal specialism course you'll be eligible to plan and teach exercise and fitness activities to women that are pregnant, or in the postnatal period and who don't have any complex medical needs or comorbidities. Essentially, your clients must have had, or be having a healthy pregnancy.
If you're planning on providing specialist classes or sessions to attract pre and postnatal clients, either as a PT, yoga or Pilates teacher, then this qualification is essential as it's the industry standard to provide such services.
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This Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Fitness Instructor qualification includes a range of knowledge-based assessments to ensure that you have sufficient understanding to provide specialist exercise and fitness support to clients that are pregnant or postpartum. We've provided a summary of the assessments below, and you can also watch our assessment video to get more detail on how these assessments are conducted.