• YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Delivering Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions (601/4796/9)

    This qualification aims to provide advanced exercise instructors with the skills and knowledge to work with patients and mental health professionals in the design, delivery and evaluation of safe and effective physical activity programmes.

    Price

    £60

    GLH

    55 hours

    TQT

    160 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Delivering Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

    Qualifications Type

    Population Specialism

    Qualification Number (QN)

    601/4796/9

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 December 2014

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    Assessments

    • Theory paper
    • Research worksheet
    • Analysis task
    • Knowledge questions
    • Programme design
    • Programme delivery
    • Professional discussion (programme delivery)
    • Evaluation of programme delivery

    Endorsement

    Overview

    In the context of an increasing understanding of the relationship between exercise and physical activity and clinical benefits for mental health, this qualification aims to provide advanced exercise instructors with the skills and knowledge to work with patients and mental health professionals in the design, delivery and evaluation of safe and effective physical activity programmes.

    The qualification is an important step towards developing the confidence of mental health professionals regarding the expertise and integrity of exercise professionals in the development of collaborative and holistic treatment programmes for mental health conditions that include exercise

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • Key mental health conditions
    • The relationships between mental health, society and lifestyle
    • Legislation and government policy relating to mental health
    • The role of national organisations relating to mental health
    • Roles and boundaries of the people involved in programming physical activity for individuals with mental health conditions
    • How to motivate and support individuals with mental health conditions
    • How to evaluate the usefulness of a range of resources of information on mental health and its relationship to physical activity
    • How to evaluate the effectiveness of a range of mental health interventions
    • How to program physical activity for individuals with mental health conditions How to deliver physical activity programmes to individuals with mental health conditions

    There are 8 assessment elements across the 3 mandatory units:

    • Theory paper
    • Research worksheet
    • Analysis task
    • Knowledge questions
    • Programme design
    • Programme delivery
    • Professional discussion (programme delivery)
    • Evaluation of programme delivery

    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 expands learner’s scope of practice to work with a wider range of clients. It can also provide progression to other qualifications at the same and higher levels e.g.

    • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome
    • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Programming Physical Activity for Individuals with Low Back Pain
    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    L/506/6957Researching the mental health landscape
    R/506/6958Delivering physical activity programmes to individuals with mental health conditions
    Y/506/6959Programming physical activity for individuals with mental health conditions

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