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Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients


£299 or £125 deposit


3 to 12 months

About the Course

The YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise for Disabled Clients will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to programme, supervise and induct a safe and effective programme for disabled clients.

Our flexible courses can be started upon enrolment, so you can get started straight away! This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points.

"I really appreciate all your excellent feedback and support throughout the course, you have really helped me to progress through each unit and make sure I was getting the level of detail required, thank you. I have really enjoyed doing the course and looking forward to developing this side of my business and working with more disabled clients going forward. I have found it really rewarding working with ***** and it's definitely the direction I want to take." Tim (student)

Payment Plan

To make your qualification more affordable, we offer a payment plan where you pay a non-refundable £125 deposit and choose to repay the balance, interest-free over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

What will I learn on the Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients?

What topics are covered on this course?
  • The principles of exercise for disabled people;

  • Programming and supervising exercise for disabled people;

  • Know the scope of the responsibility of the instructor in the context of disability; 

  • Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding disability ;

  • Know the implications of conditions and impairments when working with disabled clients;

  • How to instruct and evaluate an exercise session with a disabled client.

A disabled person in the context of this course is best considered to be anybody for whom there are factors causing a loss of function and who experiences barriers to exercise as a result. The barriers include;

  • Health conditions

  • Body structure and functions

  • Environmental factors

  • Social factors

  • Psychological factors

Disabilities covered in this course include:

  • Physical Impairment (Amputation/Limbless, Spinal Cord Injury)

  • Blindness and Visual Impairment

  • Learning Disability (Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder including Asperger's Syndrome)

  • Deafness and Hearing Impairment

What is the entry requirements for this course?

A recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor or Level 2 Group Exercise/ Exercise to Music qualification.

What are the course units and how are each assessed?


  • Unit 1 - Principles Of Exercise For Disabled Clients - assessed via worksheet questions

  • Unit 2 - Planing And Adapting Exercise For Disabled Clients - assessed via worksheet questions, progressive programme and filmed viva (oral assessment)*

* A disabled case study client must be established in order to complete the progressive programme and viva assessment. They must have an impairment which affects their communication, concentration OR movement/balance.

Study and Assessment Options
The Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients qualification is a DISTANCE LEARNING course, which involves study from home.


The filmed viva is to be assessed via video submission - you will receive full guidance on how to film and submit your videos.


You can start studying straight away.

What course materials are provided for this course?
  • Course manual (hard copy),

  • Learner achievement record (assessment paperwork) available to download,

  • Access to a personal tutor who can be contacted via email or phone,

  • Access to our study support Facebook Group,

  • Full guidance on how to film and submit video assessments.

Your Instructor

Joanna Bentley

Joanna Bentley

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