Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course  you gain the following  qualification:


  • Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People


The Benefits

Learn the  knowledge and skills required to design and deliver safe and effective fitness training sessions to Independently active, Older People in an unsupervised manner.. A great qualification for all fitness instructors, PTs, Pilates instructors and Yoga who want to teach fitness sessions to older adults with the focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise You will gain all the knowledge required to ensure a safe and effective workout.

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Want to qualify in our Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People?

Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People

This qualification comprises of 2 mandatory units:

Unit 1 Considerations for Safe and Effective Exercise for Independently Active, Older People

Unit 2 Plan and Adapt Exercise Programmes for Independently Active, Older People

Successful achievement of the above units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites?

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent

How do I book?

Stage 1. You can either complete the contact form by clicking here  ,or you can scroll down the page and click on the book course which will open up a new page. Once we have received your contact information we will email the enrolment documents to complete.

You can also telephone and we will start the process by emailing you the documents.


Stage 2. Once we have received all documents and payment you will receive the resources for the course. This will take approximately a week to process. If you would like to use our interest free payment plan please ask as details will then be emailed to you.

Stage 3. You can start learning once you have received all resources. You will  be guided how to start and what is required. You will be provided with your tutor contact details.

Stage 4. You will be emailed the course schedule which will give you the venue address and requirements.

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Classroom Learning  

All units will be delivered in a classroom. You will be supported by your tutor during your learning journey. The days are spaced to ensure enough time for your to study and prepare. You will be provided with all your course resources and revision aids.This is a great way to learn as you are working to set dates in a set time frame. You will meet new friends and be able to share your experiences in a confidential environment.

Choose the start date below for the classroom days were you will study with a tutor.

Contact us with any questions or just for a chat.

Classroom Learning Course Stages

Stage 1 –Once you have enrolled onto the course you will be provided with your learning resources.

Stage 2 – You will receive your hard copy manuals. The schedule for your classroom training days will be emailed to you. This process can take up to 5 working days to process. You will also be provided with your tutor details who will contact you.

Stage 3 –You can start working once you receive your manuals. 

Stage 4- You will attend the scheduled training days where the tutor will guide you through all the skills you require to complete your assessments.

Stage 5– When you are ready we will provide you with a list of assessment dates for the theory paper. You can then choose the dates you wish to attend from the list. You will submit your learner achievement record for marking. 

Stage 6 – Once all units have passed and your work has been through our quality assurance process your certificate will be requested from the awarding body. Once we receive your certificate we will post to you.

We look forward to supporting you through your learning.

Dates for Classroom Learning

Choose the course you wish to attend.

 Peterborough –

Venue: The course is held in our new premises SMART Qualifications 99 Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5BA

You are required to attend the days as given below:

  • Sunday 15th September
  • Assessment dates confirmed on the course.

Classroom Learning Cost


Price £299.00 

0% payment plans available on request.

Please read all terms and conditions


How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification you must complete and pass the following:

  • Learner Assessment Record
  • Multiple Choice Theory paper

Is there a charge for re taking a part of my assessment?

There will be a £50.00 charge for all practical reassessments. Theory papers are free.

Please read all terms and conditions

Awarding body / REPs CPD

SMART Qualifications is an approved training provider for YMCA Awards and Active IQ. On achieving the assessment process and the quality assurance process is completed your nationally recognised certificate will be processed. On certification you gain 16 Continual Development Points (CPD)


Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People

You will learn all the skills to be able to instruct a  safe and effective exercise session in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People.



Once qualified progress onto our diploma in exercise referral


0% Payment plans available

Spread the cost with 0% financing. Credit subject to application and status.

Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People

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

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