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YMCA Awards Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome
Course aims and content

Aims:  This qualification is for those who wish to be able to plan and deliver safe and effective weight management and physical activity programmes with clients with obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome

 

Objectives: 

The exercise professional will be able to design, deliver, monitor, adapt and reflect on weight management and activity sessions with clients referred with the above conditions. 

Content:  
*  Considerations for safe and effective weight management and physical activity programmes for individuals with obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, including the following:

     Links between society and these conditions

  • Classifications and disease risk 
  • Weight management
  • Importance of building relationships with clients and organisations
  • Treatments 
  • Impact of exercise and activity
  • Risk management for activity

*  Programming group weight management and physical activity sessions with  individuals with obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome

Information gathering/client consultation

  • Encouraging behaviour change and goal setting
  • Designing and reviewing weight management programmes including physical activity components

*  Delivering group weight management and physical activity sessions with  individuals with obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome

Motivating clients

*  Preparing, delivering and reflecting on weight management sessions including physical activity component

Additional information

Pre-requisites: 

  • A recognised Level 3 qualification in Exercise Referral (please check with us first as some are not recognised by REPs). THIS IS ESSENTIAL
  • A Level 2 or 3 qualification in the disciplines in which you will be working (e.g. Gym, ETM, Pilates etc).
  • 150 hours of relevant professional practice at Level 3 within the last two years 

Course format: 

This is a fully taught format with four face-to-face days and some home study.  Student contact and tutorials are provided at regular intervals throughout the whole course process to facilitate and support learning.

There is a half day assessment approximately 12 weeks after the course.

 

Assessment details:

This course is assessed via:

  • Worksheets
  • Theory paper (MCQ and short answer questions)
  • Client consultation
  • Weight management and physical activity programme (planning, review and observed delivery)

Cost:  £550       

 

FlyerClick here for our course information flyer.

 

Dates:  To hold a course at your venue please contact us.