Exercise Referral for Advanced Trainers

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Qualification type: Advanced Diploma
Level: Level 3 and level 4
Awarding body Active IQ
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date September 2017
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

This study programme is designed for progressing students from our L2/3 Fitness Instruction and Personal Training programme – see http://www.darlington.ac.uk/courses/sports-leisure/332-fitness-instruction-and-personal-training/

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge to ensure safe and effective exercise programming for patients with a number of medical conditions and common reasons for referral onto a community-based exercise referral scheme. It will also focus on how to manage obesity and diabetes using exercise and nutritional strategies. It evaluates the myths and truths surrounding obesity and provides a series of scientifically supported answers to tackle bulging waistlines and restore health and vitality. And is intended to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of patients/clients with low back pain.

Teaching will be predominately practical and will reflect a work based environment where relevant. The Level 3 part of the qualification has to be completed before progression to the Level 4 can commence. The curriculum will be combined with ICT and theoretical session aimed to deliver the information and practical to underpin and assess knowledge.

This study programme will consist of 5 key elements which you will need to complete:

·         Main Qualifications –Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (QCF)

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients (QCF)

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain (QCF)

·         Individual & Group tutorial sessions

·         Industry related work placement

·         Development of English and Mathematics.

·         Development of enterprise and employability skills

Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy the college reserves the right to make changes to study programmes where appropriate.  The college reserves the right to run this programme if insufficient students enrol.
*You will be required to participate in trips and visits which may incur costs. You be notified of any trips and visits in a timely manner.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C including GCSE maths or English at grade C.

Learners must hold either a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym/ Exercise to Music or Aqua) or equivalent (including qualifications which give entry to the REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)  Physical activity Advisor category) or one of the following:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

A good level of ICT knowledge is required.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Teaching will be predominately practical and will reflect a work based environment where relevant. The curriculum will be combined with ICT and theoretical session aimed to deliver the information and practical to underpin and assess knowledge.

Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors
Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral
Applying the principles of nutrition and physical activity
Planning Exercise Referral Programmes with Patients
Instructing Exercise with Referred Patients

Prevalence and classification of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes (Level 4, 4 credits)
Development and pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes (Level 4, 5 credits)

Prevalence and classification of low back pain (Level 4, 3 credits

Development and pathology of low back pain (Level 4, 4 credits)

*These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this time. We do endeavour to keep our units as accurate as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

How will I be assessed

You will have to complete a portfolio throughout the course which will be assessed at the end of the course. You will also be summatively assessed with exams included throughout and at the end of the course.

Things you may need

You will be required to purchase a uniform costing £85.50. This needs to be worn when in the gym or with external agencies and training clients etc.

 Uniform will be Nike with Hoody/Track Top (3/4 Zip), Track Pants, Polo, Training T-Shirt and Shorts. Labelled and course info etc all in. An additional £1.75 will be added to the cost per letter if you want your kit personalising with initials etc.

 

What next

Further Study: The course is primarily focused to progress students into the industry. If the student does want to progress onto higher education, they can apply for Foundation Degree/Honours Degree within Strength and Conditioning.

It can help support a Career:

Personal training

Personal training within exercise referral

 

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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