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