Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults
The YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise For Independently Active Older Adults will provide you with the skills, knowledge and competence required in order to work with Independently Active, Older People in an unsupervised manner. There will be particular focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise for this demographic group.
This qualification is recognised by REPs (20 points) and CIMSPA (10 points).
What will I learn on this course?
What does the content of this course include?
What will I be able to do by the end of the course?
Upon successful completion of all units, you will be qualified and insurable to run specific fitness and exercise sessions (in the context of your current qualifications) for apparently healthy older adults including those aged 70+.
What is the entry requirement for this course?
You must have at least a recognised and valid Level 2 Gym Instructor or Exercise to Music qualification.
What are the course units and how are each assessed?
Study Method and Assessments
The Exercise for Older Adults qualification is a DISTANCE LEARNING course.
This DISTANCE LEARNING course includes a course manual, assessment paperwork, personal tutor, tutorials (via phone or video call), full guidance on how to complete assessments, and access to our study support Facebook group.
All coursework can be completed remotely and submitted to us digitally or via post for assessing. The multiple choice theory exam is available our assessment centre in Telford, Shropshire although it is possible to sit the exam online from home - please read our E-Proctored Exam guidance for details.