Level 3 Diploma In Supporting Clients With Long-Term Conditions
Delivery Methods: 100% Online Course
Workshop Length: 0 days
Location: 100% Online Course
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Expected Course Length: 1-4 months (varies with learner background)
Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-Term Conditions
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The goal of this qualification is to qualify you as an exercise referral specialist, giving you the knowledge and skills, you need to help clients with one or more long-term conditions.
Furthermore, students will learn the knowledge and skills they need to help clients with one or more long-term conditions manage their symptoms by encouraging them to live healthier, more active lives through effective behavior-change techniques, lifestyle advice, and safe and effective exercise prescription.
Learners will cover the following topics during the qualification:
- A working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as how they relate to health and fitness.
- An awareness of the present health picture, including UK prevalence and the reasons for our growing health crisis, such as socioeconomic factors and an aging population.
- A better understanding of behavior-change theories and how to use them effectively when working with clients who have long-term conditions.
- When working with clients who have long-term conditions, how to organise and adapt exercise safely and effectively.
- Fitness professionals dealing with clients with long-term conditions should have a good understanding of professional practice.
As part of the course, you will cover the most prevalent long-term conditions such as:
- Diabetes and metabolic conditions
- Cardiorespiratory conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Mental health conditions
- Neurological conditions
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Dementia-related conditions
It is expected that the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions will take up to 6 months to complete, depending on how many hours you complete per week and your rate of learning.
You will have access to certain units and resources in a specific order allowing you to ensure you complete your learning and assessments in the most logical sequence ensuring your continual progression. A typical pathway is shown below:
|Induction||Welcome email and tutor phone call to introduce and induct you to our high-quality digital technology learning platform.|
|Month||Live Webinar||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
|1||Revise and complete learning resources||Revise and complete learning resources|
|2||A&P Learning review Introduction to Unit 3||Revise and complete learning resources||Complete and submit assessment||Revise and complete learning resources|
|3||Sit mock exam and contact CMS to book your real exam||Complete and submit assessment||Revise and complete learning resources||Revise and complete learning resources|
|4||Unit 4 and 5 review and Mentor Support Webinar||Revise and complete learning resources||Revise and complete learning resources|
|5||Sit mock exam and contact CMS to book your real exam||Complete and submit case study documents|
The Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long Term Conditions is available via 100% online learning that allows you to complete your learning studies and your assessments at a time and rate of your liking, all whilst having access to the same high-quality CMS resources and tutor support. The course is designed for an expected duration of 4 months and a maximum of 6 months, but the duration can be shorter or longer, depending on individual preferences.
During your online course, you will be supported by a highly qualified and experienced CMS tutor to induct you onto our ‘Netflix Style’ eLearning system. As a minimum, all learners are supported via mandatory live 1:1 webinars, ensuring actions are agreed upon and you know what work needs to be completed in what time frame.
The content and structure of the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long Term Conditions course is delivered in a specific order to ensure learning is completed in a coherent and logical sequence, so you learn the fundamentals before progressing on to the more advanced content.
Unit 1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Health, and Fitness
You will typically start revising this unit from the very start of your programme in preparation for your exam. Once you have completed this unit you will understand the skeletal and neuromuscular system and the effects of exercise, the function and structure of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, be able to explain how energy is produced in the body and the effects of exercise on energy production, understand the structure and function of the digestive system and how all of these actors can impact on your client’s health and well-being.
After completing the online eLearning resources and interactive assessment materials, you will have access to a mock exam and then finally book your online remote exam. The exam is an open-book multiple-choice exam that can be sat remotely at home. It is expected you will sit this exam within 8-12 weeks.
Unit 2 The Health Landscape
Whilst studying for your Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology exam you will also work towards your Unit 2 The health landscape assessment. This unit will help you understand the prevalence of long-term conditions in the UK and how lifestyle behaviours impact on different socio-demographic populations and cause long-term conditions in the UK. You will learn about the ageing process and the implications it has on health and well-being, such as the musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, and the neurological system.
Unit 2 is assessed via an eAssessment. An eAssessment is a non-invigilated assessment, which must be completed online via our eAssessment platform. You must achieve a minimum Pass mark of 80%.
Unit 3 Managing Long-Term Conditions
You will start working towards your Unit 3 Managing long-term conditions assessments once you have completed your Unit 2 studies. The unit 3 Managing long-term conditions module will help you understand the aetiology, or cause, of the most prevalent long-term conditions such as diabetes and metabolic conditions, cardiorespiratory conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, mental health conditions, cancers, neurological conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), dementia-related conditions and hypo/hyperthyroidism.
As part of your managing long-term conditions unit, you will learn the underpinning principles for the medical management and the lifestyle management of long-term conditions, the common comorbidities and multimorbidity, as well as the risk factors associated with physical activity for
clients with long-term conditions.
Unit 3 is assessed via an eAssessment
It is expected you will complete your unit 2 and unit 3 assessments within weeks 4-8 of the programme, and be ready to sit your unit 1 exam by week 12.
From week 8 onwards you will start to complete your learning towards your Unit 4
Behaviour change for clients with long-term conditions, as well as your Unit 5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise unit.
Unit 4 Behaviour Change for Clients with Long-Term Conditions
By the end of your Unit 4, you will understand current recommend lifestyle advice and how to educate people with long-term conditions. You will be able to outline recommendations provided by Public Health England on physical activity and detail clinical guidelines offered by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. You will learn to provide guidance on other lifestyle behaviours such as healthy eating smoking cessation, as well as be able to educate clients on the principles of self-management, so they can maintain positive behaviour change beyond the program.
Unit 5 Planning and Adapting Physical Activity for Clients with Long-Term Conditions
The Unit 5 Planning and adapting physical activity for clients with long-term conditions module will teach you how to plan, monitor, and adapt a physical activity program for clients with long-term conditions. You will understand the scope of practice of exercise professionals when working with clients with long-term conditions and the importance of continuing professional development opportunities when working with clients with long-term conditions.
You will learn the fundamental teaching points and coaching cues to demonstrate, instruct and correct a wide range of exercise techniques to support a variety of different clients. You will also learn how to encourage clients to increase physical activity and exercise adherence and be able to evaluate your practice to continuously improve your knowledge and skills.
Assessments for Units 4 and 5 include the completion of an eAssessment for both units and the submission of a theoretical case study which is provided to you by CMS.
Upon completing your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long Term Conditions qualification, your options are numerous and could include working as a self-employed highly qualified personal trainer that specialises in working with special-population clients, or as an exercise referral instructor within an exercise referral / GP referral scheme.
The career options available following your exercise referral course don’t just stop there. With CMS there are options to progress onto other Level 3 and higher qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage, the level 3 award in supporting pre and postnatal clients with exercise and nutrition, and eventually become a Level 4 Specialist in either Lower Back Pain Management or Obesity and Diabetes.
Whichever pathway you choose, CMS will provide unbiased support and guidance to ensure you make the right steps towards your career in health and fitness and provide you with the most up-to-date scientifically proven health and fitness qualifications that are internationally recognised.
To enroll on the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions you need:
- A suitable Level 2 qualification in fitness/gym instructing (not including instructing children)
- A suitable Level 3 qualification in personal training.
- Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
- Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.
- There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved; learners should therefore have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 1.
To complete the 100% online pathway you will:
- Complete the course over a duration and speed that suits you
- Have 24/7 access to our high-quality digital technology learning platform and regular support from your personal tutor
- Learning can be completed in your own time and at your own pace but the attendance of some live webinar sessions is required
The Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions is priced at £999
CMS wants to make paying for your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions qualification as accessible as possible.
Therefore, we offer three routes to purchasing your Level 3 Diploma in Long-term conditions qualification:
Please note CMS will not ask you for any bank details over the phone or email and you should not provide any payment details in this way.
Advanced Learner Loan
Advanced Learner Loans are a great way to pay for your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions qualification.
Pay for your referral course qualification via a government-backed loan and repay the balance after you complete your course and are earning over £27,295 a year.
If you would like to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions qualification please call us on 01924 470 477.
Pay in 0% Interest Monthly Installments
CMS offers the ability to pay for your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions qualification in 4, 7 or 10 0% interest monthly installments.
If you would prefer to pay for your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions qualification via 0% interest monthly installments, you can do this in one of two ways:
- Purchase via this webpage by selecting a sports massage course date above and clicking ‘self-fund’, select the ‘Direct Debit’ payment option. You will pay an immediate deposit with the option to make a further 3, 6 or 9 installments.
- Alternatively, call CMS on 01924 470 477 and we can send you a direct debit payment link via email.
|Installments||Deposit||Monthly Installment||Total Cost|
|4||£150||3 x £283||£999|
|7||£150||6 x £141.50||£999|
|10||£150||9 x £94.33||£999|
Pay in Full
If you would prefer to pay for your Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions qualification in a one-time upfront installment, you can do this in one of two ways:
- Make payment via our payments URL making sure to include notes on the sports massage course you wish to enroll on and a CMS representative will call you back to confirm the details, issue your joining instruction, learning portal access and arrange your induction.
- Alternatively purchase via this webpage by selecting a course date above and clicking ‘self-fund’, select the PayPal or ePDQ payment option to pay in full.
Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of an exercise referral scheme is to encourage people to be more active and to help them overcome any barriers that may be preventing them from being active. The scheme can also help people to maintain their activity levels once they have started to become more active.
Exercise referral specialists can work with a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions, mental health conditions and cancer.
A GP referral course, in the health and fitness sector context, is a qualification designed for fitness instructors and personal trainers who wish to work with high risk and specialised clients. Being qualified will allow you to receive referrals from partnering healthcare professionals or by working as part of a GP referral scheme through your local authority, healthcare trusts or health clubs.
No, the Supporting Clients with Long-Term Conditions qualification is not the same as the GP Referral Qualification. The Supporting Clients with Long-Term Conditions qualification is a specific fitness sector qualification that allows gym instructors and personal trainers to work with clients that have one or more of a range of long-term conditions, by encouraging them to lead healthier, more active lives to better manage their symptoms through effective behaviour-change techniques, lifestyle advice and safe and effective exercise prescription.
It is not a requirement to have this qualification to be able to refer clients to the GP referral scheme but it may be beneficial.
The Supporting Clients with Long-Term Conditions qualification covers a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, disease process, client assessment, nutrition, exercise prescription, medication support, risk factors, motivational interviewing, behaviour change principles, treatment options, referral pathways and working with other health care professionals.
This qualification is designed for those who work or want to work in a supporting role with clients who have long-term conditions. it will provide them with the knowledge and skills to support these clients effectively.
The GP referral scheme is a national initiative that enables GPs to refer patients to qualified fitness instructors for a 12-week programme of physical activity. The scheme is open to patients who are aged 16 and over, have a medical condition that could benefit from being more physically active, and who are not currently meeting the recommended levels of physical activity.
Exercise referral, which is also known as general practitioner referral, is a service that assists fitness professionals in better serving their existing customers, expanding their clientele to include new individuals, and collaborating with organisations like the NHS that refer customers.
Most primary care physicians today refer their patients to one of the numerous exercise referral programmes that are available around the nation. The majority of exercise referral programmes are supported by local or regional health needs and priorities, such as increased rates of obesity, diabetes, or other long-term health issues. Exercise recommendation instructors work with patients one-on-one for a predetermined amount of time to encourage them to engage in greater physical activity and make healthier eating choices.
The programme that an exercise teacher works in, the exact employment role that they have, the degree of training and certifications that they have earned, and so on can all have a significant impact on the role that they play. But in general, it is the job of GP recommendation teachers to assist their clients in becoming more active and independent, and they want their clients to continue being active even after they have graduated from the programme.
Regular exercise and other forms of physical activity have been shown to cut a person’s risk for a wide variety of long-term health problems by a significant amount (e.g. heart disease, strokes, diabetes). Exercise under supervision can assist people who already have these problems improve their symptoms and reducing the likelihood that they will require medical treatment (medication and drugs). At its core, this is what an exercise referral programme is intended to accomplish.
A career in exercise referral may be a suitable fit for you if you would like to deal with people who have a wide range of complex health problems and assist them in regaining control of both their health and their independence.