Online L3 Adapting Exercise for Older People

Price: £280

Course Overview

This qualification is suitable for fitness professionals which already work with, or would like to work with, older adults (65+ years). The demand for physical activity and exercise suitable for older adults is continuously increasing with emphasis being placed on it helping to maintain independence and wellbeing. The Department of Health (2011) released exercise guidelines specifically for older adults which supports the importance of physical activity and exercise in this demographic group. If you would like to expand on your knowledge, skills and competence to safely plan and adapt exercise for independently active, older people in an unsupervised manner then this is the course for you.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone with the drive and passion to improve the health, fitness and wellbeing of individuals aged 65+. Regardless of whether you are a personal trainer, yoga teacher or gym instructor, the age spectrum of your clients will be broad; therefore, it is essential to understand what exercises can and cannot be performed by different age groups. This qualification enables you to expand on your current roles and is a potential to
earn more money.


Learners must hold one or more of the following:
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Study Formats

This course is offered as blended online learning with the support of a mentor.  You can study at a time and place that is suitable for you, making courses more accessible. Studying will take place within our learning platform online. The information is taught via a series of video delivered PowerPoints to replicate the experience in the classroom, with interactive activities and quizzes to check on your learning progress as you move through the units. It is suitable for use with all modern devices.  You are required to attend a venue for your theory paper assessment during which you have the opportunity to discuss information delivered through online learning, including the remaining assessment tasks.

You will have a personal mentor who will get in contact with you and they are there for support and guidance throughout the course.

We also offer two attended courses per year, these run over three days, see the dates below and enquire for details.

For those intersted in the three day attended format, the available dates are as follows:

14th, 15th & 22nd September 2017

Length of Course

It is recommended that this course would take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete. This is based on 2-3 hours of learning per day. If you were able to complete more training each day then  you would be able to complete it faster; equally if you are not able to commit 2-3 hours a day then it may take slightly longer. You are also required to submit a worksheet and case study so time to complete these should also be taken in to account. A timescale will be discussed between you and your mentor to help give you an idea of course duration.


When can I start?

As long as you have one of the correct pre-requisite qualifications as listed above you can start your learning anytime from now. Click this link to be taken to the Online Course section where you can create yourself a log on, enrol and pay. You will then receive instant access to the learning resources. You will be asked for your payment in full before receiving instant access.



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You will be contacted within 24 hours by your personal mentor and an admin member who will confirm your suitability for the course and finalise confirmation. Ensure you read the terms and conditions which can be accessed within the online courses section. For further questions about the course or payments please use the contact form to the right or email .

This is a YMCA Awards approved course and you will receive 20 REPs points for completion.


Helpful Documents

Application Form for Pure Training (PDF)

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Full Terms and Conditions

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