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Aqua and Aqua Natal training
We offer Aqua and Aqua natal course and modules which are ideal for anyone who wants to work with pregnant and post natal women in the aquatic environment.
YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Water-Based Exercise
Qualification aim:

To provide the knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective water-based exercise sessions for apparently healthy clients.

Pre-requisites: none although we recommend you attend a few aqua classes before attending the course.


Additional requirements:  You will need to hold or complete the Level 2 Mandatory Units to gain the full certificate.  These can be completed with us by e-learning and include two theory papers and two worksheet assessments for an additional cost of £180 including elearning access, manual and marking. 


Note:  if you hold a QCF Level 2 qualification in Gym or ETM you will already have these and do not need to repeat them.

Course format: three days including assessment.
Course cost: £295 (practical only) or £475 (full qualification)  (booking form)

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

Course content:
Planning and preparing water-based exercise sessions for apparently healthy adults, both individuals and groups.


Participants may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group and also covered are the occasional apparently healthy older adult, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients who may attend, provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed.


Assessment:  you will be required to complete worksheets, a session plan and be observed teaching a practical session.

Aqua Natal modules

Learn about safe, effective and fun water based exercise for pre/post natal women on our REPs and RCM accredited Aqua Natal workshops.


Module content 

Aqua Natal 1

Module 1 covers the underpinning knowledge and skills to teach aqua natal classes, including:

· Properties of water

· Changes of pregnancy and implications for exercise

· Benefits and risks of aqua exercise during pregnancy

· Screening considerations

· Content and structure of a pre natal aqua session

· Teaching skills

Aqua Natal 2  

This module builds on Aqua Natal 1 and includes:

· Implications of the post natal period for aqua exercise

· Additional choreography and class formats

· Using equipment and partner/group exercises

· Advanced teaching skills

· Abdominal training in the pool

Each module is complete in itself but Module 1 is a pre-requisite for Module 2 as it covers the relevant anatomy and physiology for pregnancy and aqua exercise and the properties of water.  The course manual is the Complete Guide to Aqua Exercise for Pregnancy and Post Natal Health written by Sarah and Vicky!


Course costs:  £125 for Aqua Natal 1 and £225 for both modules


DatesTo hold a course at your venue please contact us.


NOTE:  You will only be eligible for REPs points (and their insurance) for these modules if you hold the Level 2 Aqua/Water Based Exercise and Level 3 Ante Post Natal qualifications.  Other insurance companies may vary so you need to check with them.

The Exact Aqua Natal Diploma


Our unique diploma includes all the qualifications a you need to be able to teach aqua natal sessions with pregnant and post natal women and is suitable for anyone with no fitness qualifications.

· YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Water Based Exercise

· YMCA Awards Level 3 Ante/Post Natal Award

· Aqua Natal 1 and 2

Cost: £895 including the Level 2 Mandatory Units.   (NOTE:  if you already hold Level 2 Gym or ETM you will be eligible for a discount of £100).  Click here for our diploma information leaflet