• YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal (610/0829/1)

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to support exercise and physical activity for healthy and non-complicated antenatal and postnatal clients, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard.

    Price

    £30

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    YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal

    Qualifications Type

    Population Specialism

    Qualification Number (QN)

    610/0829/1

    Qualification size

    GLH: 36-40 / TQT: 75-85

    Pathways

    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Perinatal (Practitioner)

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 April 2023

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • An occupational qualification

    Assessments

    • Knowledge questions
    • Information resources
    • Applied case study questions
    • Case study and exercise programme (scenario-based)
    • Observations of practical teaching (optional unit)

    Endorsement

    Overview

    By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to support exercise and physical activity for healthy and non-complicated antenatal and postnatal clients, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard.  

    The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to develop the knowledge to support exercise, physical activity, health and wellbeing during the perinatal period (pregnancy and postnatal). This includes when and how to signpost to other services, where necessary.

    Qualification details

    This qualification contains content to support learners to:

    • Understand the anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical changes that occur during pregnancy and postnatal period
    • Understand the nutritional requirements for antenatal and postnatal participants
    • Understand the benefits of physical activity for antenatal and postnatal participants
    • Understand the maternity care pathway
    • Understand the scope of practice and evidence-based guidelines for working with antenatal and postnatal participants
    • Understand the relative and absolute contraindications to physical activity for antenatal and postnatal participants
    • Plan safe, inclusive, and effective physical activity and exercise programs for antenatal and postnatal participants
    • Deliver and review exercise sessions for antenatal and postnatal participants. Manage risk in antenatal and postnatal physical activity sessions

    This qualification has 3 assessment stages with 4-5 assessment tasks:

    Assessment stage 1 – Assesses learners’ understanding of the perinatal period including the role of physical activity and exercise during the pregnancy and beyond.

    • Knowledge questions.
    • Information resources.

    Assessment stage 2 – Assesses learners’ understanding of programming and adapting exercise for perinatal participants.

    • Applied case study questions.
    • Case study and exercise programme (scenario-based)

    Assessment stage 3 (optional) – Assesses learners’ ability to plan/deliver exercise and fitness sessions for perinatal participants.

    • Observation of practical teaching

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification syllabus and/or learner assessment record, which are available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    This qualification can lead to further training at the same and/or higher levels in a range of qualifications. For example:

    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Older adults (600/5879/1)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Supporting Participation in Physical Activity: Disability and Impairment (610/1559/3)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (603/1902/1)
    • YMCA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (603/1903/3)
    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (603/3103/3).
    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    K/650/2431Supporting perinatal physical activity, exercise, health, and wellbeingComing soonComing soon
    L/650/2432Programming exercise and physical activity for perinatal participantsComing soonComing soon
    K/650/4296Delivering exercise for perinatal participantsComing soon

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