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Antenatal and Postnatal Fitness Instructor

The YMCA Awards 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
  • What will I be able to do by the end of the course?
    Show understanding of anatomy & physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness; Present yourself in a professional manner, provide excellent customer service and demonstrate effective communication skills. Provide a positive customer experience to ensure exercise equipment meets health and safety requirements; Promote a healthy and active lifestyle which includes the important of healthy eating and offering behaviour change strategies to support clients to adopt behaviours that will help prevent a range of health conditions; Plan and prepare gym-based exercise programmes for a range of clients within the scope of practice, which includes demonstrating effective communication to engage and fully support clients; Professionally and safely deliver an effective gym-based exercise session to a range of clients within scope of practice.
  • What topics are covered during the course?
    Anatomy & physiology to include the circulatory system, respiratory system, anatomical terminology, the skeletal system, joints, the muscular system, digestive system, energy systems, implications for special populations and the nervous system. Providing a positive customer experience to include customer needs and expectations, customer service, maintaining an exercise environment, professionalism, operative and legislative procedures, controlling risks, safeguarding and supporting a health and fitness business. Lifestyle and health awareness management to include promoting a healthy lifestyle, the importance of healthy eating, and supporting clients to adhere to exercise. Gym-based programme planning and preparation to include adapting communication techniques when dealing with different client needs, conducting health assessments, setting goals with client information, planning a gym-based session including cardiovascular methods, resistance training, functional exercise, flexibility and motor skills. Gym-based delivery and instruction to include introducing individuals and groups to the gym environment, instructing gym-based sessions, and supervising clients in the gym.
  • What are the qualification units and how are each assessed?
    MANDATORY UNITS Unit 1 - Anatomy & physiology for exercise and fitness instructors - assessed via a multiple choice theory exam and online workbook; Unit 2 - Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment - assessed via a online workbook and observation (video submission); Unit 3 - Lifestyle and health awareness management - assessed via an online workbook; Unit 4 - Gym-based programme delivery and preparation - assessed via a gym programme card, observation of gym-based exercises (video submission), case study and written worksheet questions; Unit 5 - Gym-based programme delivery and professional instruction - assessed via two observations of a client consultation and a gym-based exercise session (video submission)
  • What can I progress on to after this course?
    Level 3 Personal Trainer Level 3 Exercise Referral Level 3 Antenatal/Postnatal Level 3 Older Adult Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients
Course Information
What course material and support will I receive?

Distance Learning Course

  • Course manual,

  • Electronic assessment paperwork for all units,

  • Access to a personal tutor,

  • Access to our study support Facebook group,

  • Ability to book theory exams on a date to suit you using our book an assessment form (updated monthly) or complete in your workplace if you are unable to attend our assessment centre in Telford.

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