The Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults is an online based qualification, aiming to develop an understanding of exercise design for older adults and the considerations based on health and adapting exercises for their specific needs.

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Course Duration 2-4 weeks

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Course Cost £299.00

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Course Overview


If you have an interest in training older adults as clients or just want to expand your knowledge then this course will help develop a clear understanding of the considerations based on the individual client. This course is a fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge and build on your professional development.

There are no specific prerequisite courses required, although an understanding of numeracy and literacy is required.

The qualification is based around two online Units assessed via a case study portfolio, assignment and worksheets:

Unit 1 – Physical Activity and health considerations for the older adult
This unit will cover the effects of ageing on the UK population and the physiological and biomechanical changes of the body as we become older. You will gain knowledge of the considerations when participating in exercise at an older age and the effects on the bodies systems. Gain an understanding of the medical factors during older age and the implications of specific medicines on the body. Outline the contraindications of to exercise at an older age. Motivation and communicational skills required to work effectively with the older population. This Unit is assessed through a worksheet and assignment marked by your own personal support tutor during the course.

Unit 2 – Design and adapting exercise programmes for the older adult
This unit will cover screening activities, collecting client data, recording information and selecting appropriate activities based on specific considerations. You will cover applying the principles of training that are suitable for older adults. You will look through managing specific risks during physical activity. You will look at how to design a progressive and safe programme for a client. This will be assessed through a case study of a client and some worksheets.

Complete your Level 3 course in just 4 weeks via the online study option. The course is delivered through online distance learning, where Entire Training set up the learning to meet your needs, so you can complete work sooner or allow for longer depending on your other commitments, which can be agreed with your personal support tutor.

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Benefit from our specialist Online Distance learning option when you choose Entire Training as your fitness and health course provider. To find out more information, call a member of our team via our online chat or calling 01772 910950.

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You can complete your Level 3 course in just 2-4 weeks via the online study option. We aim to set up the learning to meet your needs so you can complete work sooner or allow you longer depending on your other commitments, which can be agreed with your personal support tutor.

You have 2 years to complete your qualification, we can extend the course for you if you require a longer period.

Our Online course option starts the day that you sign up. Our dedicated student support team will devise a learning plan that suits both your needs and your desired completion timescale. Our enrolment team send all the resources out the day you sign up - this is done electronically to avoid any delays or waiting time for your resources.

• Assigned a personal tutor from day 1, who for the course duration will guide and support you through the course from answering questions, designing action plans, target setting and giving ongoing feedback • Full access to course learning resources • Other learning materials from Entire Training will be given to help reinforce key points, develop your skills and give you the advanced knowledge required in this field of training. • You will receive ongoing career advice and guidance, giving you the knowledge / tools required to support your future progress.

Of course! Within the fitness industry it is important that you continue your development and further your knowledge to stand out from other trainers. Many of our students go on to complete additional qualifications with us. This allows them to offer their clients further services and take their careers to the next level. We have many courses available which you can progress onto following completion of your qualification including: Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity Level 3 Personal Trainer Course Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning Level 4 Diploma Master Practitioner in Personal Training Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Following completion of our Level 3 In Developing Exercises Sessions For Older Adults (RQF) Qualification you will be able to get insured as a Older Adults Instructor. You can then enhance your career whether that’s. Designing older adult programmes for clients in private gyms Offering older adult group training sessions • Working with older clients recovering from injuries Working with elderly clients in care homes to keep them active.

The course will begin as soon as you enrol, this is when you will be assigned your personal tutor, receive your course action plans / resources and get registered with the awarding body. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01772 920601 / 01772 920601, if you have any questions regarding course start dates.

You will receive a recognised Level 3 In Developing Exercises Sessions For Older Adults (RQF)

You will receive an interactive induction which will provide you with detailed understanding of how to make a start to your course. If you wish you can have schedule weekly or monthly calls this can be arrange during your induction to the call. We have 3 communication methods available; you can speak to a tutor instantly via phone or our online chat system. Alternatively, if you have a detailed question you can email us, and a tutor will respond in 24 hours.

We have 3 methods of payment to sign up for the course Pay in full online or over the phone which will allow you to purchase the course at the price displayed at £199 Pay via finance you can complete a finance application in the checkout for 6,9,10,12 or 18 months, a minimum 10% deposit would apply. Setup a Entire payment plan via go carless. Please give us a call on 01772 910 930 for more information.

The course is delivered through online distance learning, which is based around home study supported by one of our highly trained personal support tutors. You are not on your own with Entire Training your Personal Tutor will be with you every step of the way from the minute you sign up, to ensure you understand the process and receive personalised support.

Entire Training believes in providing affordable courses for everyone. Our unique online product enables us run courses completely online therefore reducing venue, tutor and travel expenses which is passed onto the learners. You will receive the same qualification that any other training provider offers.



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