CYQ Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People

This qualification provides learners to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required in order to work with Independently Active Older People in an unsupervised manner. There will be focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise for these particular clients.

Learners are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning and fully participate throughout all aspects of the course. A course timetable will be posted to you once your enrolment has been completed, before the start of the course.

A pre-requisite for all of the above courses is that you have experience participating within the gym and/or studio environment.

Learners are required to bring pens and paper for all theory sessions, along with appropriate exercise clothing and footwear for practical sessions. It is also suggested that all students have a change of clothing for their own comfort and hygiene.
The course is a two day course, which requires understanding of theory knowledge and practical application. There will be some study to do at home, but you will be provided with study materials to work from.

Everest Fitness Education will ensure there is an expert tutor available (times to be agreed) on a weekly basis and you will be assigned a study coach to guide and assist you through the qualification.
Learners will cover:
Mandatory Units

  • 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

Do you have any questions?

  • Are there any entry requirements?[+]
    Yes, you will need to hold your Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – either Gym Based or Exercise to Music. If this is a problem, please call 07870 638334 or email Clare Everest for more details.
  • What qualifications will I get?[+]
    You will gain the CYQ Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People. It is a nationally recognised qualification and carries 20 REPS points.
  • How will I be Assessed?[+]
    The course is assessed through a combination of worksheets, observations of practical skills and a multiple choice theory paper. You will create a portfolio of evidence throughout the course.
  • How much will I pay for the course?[+]
    The course is £270.00
    You can pay for the course in instalments, please call 07870 638334 or email Clare Everest for more details.
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If you are interested in finding out more about the course or would like to apply to join the course, please call 07870 638334 or email Clare Everest for more details.
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Once qualified, you can specialise in training Independently Active, Older People, in the area of fitness you are qualified in. You can also progress your studies further by looking into the following courses;
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L3 Pilates Instructor
L3 Personal Instructor
L3 Exercise Referral
L4 Obesity & Diabetes
And many more…


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