What certificates will I receive?
On successful completion of this course, learners will receive a YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Exercise and Nutrition and 16 REPs CPD points.
Is this course recognised?
Yes, the Awarding Organisation for this course is YMCA Awards. This means that this course is recognised throughout the UK and your REP’s insurance will cover you to teach this subject.
Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity
This Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management Course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver a first class effective weight management service to adults, by promoting optimum wellness through nutrition and behavior modification. The Nutrition and Weight Management Course provided by Discovery (in conjunction with Weight Management Centre) is one of the most respected nutrition courses in the UK.
Weight Management Centre have been delivering obesity training to Health Authorities and Primary Care for almost 10 years and are on the Department of Health List of Obesity Trainers as complied by DOM (Dieticians in Obesity Management) and all of this experience is filtered into this course.
This course has recently been updated and is now officially called YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Exercise and Nutrition. As well as the general nutrition and weight management component of the course there is also a small section on sports nutrition, which is a useful addition. This course is the basis for all personal trainers and it will form a useful platform to progress onto one of the clinical level 4 courses such as the Obesity and Diabetes Management.
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What will I learn?
The course will cover the following topics;
- Collecting, analysing and utilising nutritional information
- The principles of nutritional goal setting with clients
- Providing nutritional advice in line with nationally recommended best practice
- Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
- Exploring weight management advice/strategies for overweight and obese populations.
Who is this course for?
The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to apply the principles of nutrition and weight management to support client goals. This course is designed for those working with or planning to work with clients to help them realise a healthy weight through nutrition and physical activity. It is suitable for physical activity professionals, nurses and community health providers, healthy living practitioners or any person providing community health and wellness support.
Are there any pre-requisites?
There are no prerequisites for this course apart from all learners must be over the age of 16.
How long is the course?
This course will take between 32 and 38 hours to complete, with it being broken down into the following format
- Unit 1 - Nutrition and Health - Self-directed supported distance learning. (10 -16 hrs)
- Unit 2 - Weight Management - Taught unit with compulsory attendance on two day training course (14 learning hrs) & a case study (8 learning hrs).
Where can I complete the course?
What assessments will I need to complete?
Learners will be assessed on their theory knowledge by a multiple-choice exam on the second day of the training course, they will then have six weeks to complete a practical case study and submit this for assessment. Learners are also required to complete a number of knowledge question worksheets.
What support will I get?
Once booked on to the course learners will be given access to the student zone so they can familiarise themselves with the syllabus, they will also given the contact details for our student support team who will assist them with any problems outside of the classroom, and our in house tutors will be there to support you on the day of your course.