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Date(s) - 22/03/2020 - 03/05/2020
All Day

DW Fitness First

The learner will be able to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required in order to work with Independently Active, Older People in an unsupervised manner. There will be particular focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise for this demographic group.

Please note that as part of this Level 3 Award, learners will have the opportunity to attend a Vibe Dbands Instructor Workshop adapted for Independently Active, Older People. You will receive;

  • Vibe Dbands Manual
  • Choreography
  • Certificate

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification: 

  • recognise who ‘independently active, older people’ are in the population
  • the ageing process and demographics
  • the effects of ageing and inactivity on body systems, cognitive function/performance, psychological/emotional/social function and wellbeing
  • the special considerations that must be taken into account when programming and delivering exercise for independently active, older people and the benefits of physical activity and exercise to them
  • how to support and motivate the independently active, older adult in exercise and promote exercise for this section of the population
  • the impact of ageing on the planning and delivery of safe exercise for independently active, older people
  • the components of a pre-exercise consultation with independently active, older people
  • how to plan and adapt exercise, and adapt session instruction, for independently active older people

Skills relating to the qualification:

  • conduct a pre-exercise consultation with independently active older people
  • plan a progressive programme for independently active, older people




  • Level of entry onto REPS: Level 3

Learner prerequistes

  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent


  • coursework
  • multiple choice examination

Course Price:

  • £299 (Please note this is a discounted early bird price, you will be required to book and pay in full before the early bird price deadline. Course price after this deadline is £349. If you require an option to spread your payments this can be arranged for a fee of £35)

Progression Routes

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

Course Dates

Early Bird Price deadline; 23rd February 2020

Enrollment Deadline; 15th March 2020

Home Study; 22nd March – 2nd May 2020

Exam/Practical Workshop Day; 3rd May 2020 10.30am-5.30pm

Please email us for more information, to register your interest or to request an application form