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Exercise for Disabled Clients

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.

Distance Learning Course
Pay course in full @ £299 
Or pay a £125 deposit to use our 3, 6 9 or 12 month interest-free payment plan.
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Course Information

By the end of the course, you will be able to plan and adapt a safe and effective exercise programme for a disabled client.

Course Content: 

  • 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

ENTRY REQUIREMENT - A recognised Level 2 Gym/ Exercise to Music/ Aqua


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.

Course Information

Distance Learning Course

Learning from home, a personal course tutor plus remote submission of coursework and assessment.

Learning Resources

Distance Learning Course

  • Course manual (hard copy),

  • Learner Assessment Record (assessment paperwork),

  • Personal tutor,

  • Tutorials (online or in person).

  • Access to our Facebook Study Support Group.

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