Antenatal and Postnatal Fitness Instructor

This Level 3 Adapting Exercise for Antenatal and Postnatal Clients qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and competence required of an individual, in order to work in an unsupervised capacity, covering the considerations for safe and effective exercise as well as how to plan and adapt exercise programmes for antenatal and postnatal clients.

Distance Learning Course
Pay course in full @ £220 
Or pay a £125 deposit to use our 3, 6 or 9 month interest-free payment plan.
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Course Information

Entry Requirement: A recognised Level 2 Gym, Exercise to Music, Aqua, or Level 3 Pilates.


Unit 1 - Considerations For Safe And Effective Exercise For Antenatal And Postnatal Clients - assessed via a multiple choice exam

Unit 2 - Programme Design For Antenatal And Postnatal Clients - assessed via completion of a worksheet and case study


  • To develop an understanding of the underpinning biomechanical, physiological and anatomical changes that occur during and after pregnancy to enable learners to prescribe safe and effective exercise to antenatal and postnatal clients.

  • To develop knowledge of the necessary and advised nutritional changes for ensuring well-being during and after pregnancy.

  • To assess your knowledge and skills in planning and adapting exercise for ante natal and post natal clients.

  • To enable you to analyse information in order to plan exercise programmes for both ante natal and post natal clients.


  • The trimesters

  • Anatomical, physiological and biomechanical changes that occur during antenatal and postnatal periods, along with their implications for exercise.

  • Benefits and contraindications to exercise for antenatal and postnatal client

  • Barriers to exercise

  • Warning signs

  • Nutritional requirements for antenatal and postnatal period

  • Supporting antenatal and postnatal clients in exercise

  • Screening antenatal and postnatal clients and managing risks in sessions

  • Prenatal exercise prescription - principles, warm up and cool down, aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, flexibility, considerations for exercise across each trimester

  • Postnatal exercise prescription - benefits of exercise, postnatal concerns


Distance Learning Course

Learning from home, submission of coursework plus assessment.

Learning Resources

Distance Learning Course

  • Course manual covering entire syllabus,

  • Electronic Learner Achievement Record (assessment paperwork),

Written coursework is completed from home, so no attendance is required. Submit your coursework via email or post it to us!

The exam can be booked by completing our book and assessment form. It can be sat at one of our approved venues or arranged with an approved third party invigilator.


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