Online L3 Adapting Exercise for Older People

Price: £280

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 an 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 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 way to earn more money.

Prerequisites

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

Course Content

During this course you will cover:
• Anatomical, physiological and biomechanical changes associated   with ageing
• Considerations for safe and effective exercise for independently active, older people
• Plan and adapt exercise programmes for independently active, older people

 

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 Online Learning Environment. The information is taught via a series of videos delivered by PowerPoint to replicate the classroom experience. Interactive activities and quizzes are used to check on your learning progress as you move through the units. The online learning environment is compatible with all modern devices. You are required to attend a venue to complete the theory paper assessment and as an opportunity to discuss information delivered through online learning, including the remaining assessment tasks. You can select your theory paper assessment date from the list of dates on our website.
You will have a personal mentor who will get in contact with you and they are there for support and guidance throughout the course

Length of Course

It is recommended that this course will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete. This is based on 2-3 hours of learning per day. If you are able to complete more training each day then you may 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.

Assessments

The assessments include:
• 1 Theory Paper
• 1 Worksheet
• Case Study and Progressive Programme

Cost of Course

This course costs £280

How Do I Enrol?

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 also need to download the application form below (see ‘Helpful Documents’) and then send it to info@puretraininganddevelopment.co.uk

I Would Like To Enrol In This Course Now Please

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 info@puretraininganddevelopment.co.uk .

REPs Points & Accreditation

By the end of this course you will be a fully qualified instructor for Older Adults, receiving a Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People (YMCA Awards). You will be awarded 20 CPD points for completion. This course does not give you entry as a Level 3 Fitness Professional.

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What will I gain by completing this course? 

As well as the accreditation stated above, you will have the knowledge and competence to plan and instruct exercise programmes for independently active, older people, opening doors to a new and exciting career in the fitness industry. You will have gained the knowledge to work in an unsupervised manner with clients and will be able to continue to improve the health of your community.


Helpful Documents

Application Form for Pure Training (PDF)

If you aren’t sure how to complete or sign your form use the support documents for computers here, iOS here, Android here & OSX here (Mac).

Full Terms and Conditions

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