Level 4 Weight Management Course

You will achieve the correct practical skills and qualifications to effectively manage these clients and help improve their lifestyle manageably and successfully.

 

CYQ Level 4 Weight Management Course for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome (600/6752/4)

Latest statistics show that 67.1% of male and 57.1% of female adults living in England are classed as obese, and 6% of adults living in England suffer from diabetes.

There is a constant, growing demand for more health and fitness professionals to become specialists, and have the expertise and qualifications to effectively design tailored programs and help combat these growing health problems.

By studying FTS’ specialist Level 4 Weight Management course, you will achieve the correct practical skills and qualifications to effectively manage these clients and help improve their lifestyle manageably and successfully.

Purpose Statement

Overview who is this qualification for?

  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructors seeking to become a Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor, with the ability to plan and deliver safe and effective weight management programs to members of the population with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome.
  • Those wishing to use the qualification as a platform for progression on to further learning (see ‘Progression to further/higher level learning’ below).

What prior qualifications/levels of attainment are needed to take this qualification? Are there any age restrictions?

This qualification is suitable for those who are aged 16+. Prerequisite qualifications and experience include:

  • A QCF Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification, OR, achievement of a Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor Qualifications prior to September 2011, plus achievement of a Level 3 fitness qualification.
  • 150 hours of relevant professional practice at Level 3 in designing, delivering, monitoring, adapting and tailoring exercise programs for individuals gained within the previous two years and at least six months experience since qualification (to be evidenced in a CV and reference letter).

Awarding excellence

Central YMCA Qualifications part of Central Young Men’s Christian Association. Registered charity No. 213121. Limited company registered in England 119249. Registered office: 112 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NQ. YMCA® is a trademark registered in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ISO9001 accredited.

What will I learn from the Level 4 Weight Management course?

  • Classifications relating to body composition and disease risk in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  • The importance of building relationships with key individuals and organisations in delivering a weight management program.
  • Treatments and disease states for obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  • How to manage the risks associated with programming exercise for individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  • How to motivate individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in weight management sessions.
  • Plan and deliver physical activity components as part of weight management programs.
  • Design, review and adapt weight management programs.

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Any Level 4 specialist exercise instructor qualifications

*The QCF system is based on units which have credit value and levels (from Entry Level to Level 8). One credit roughly equals 10 learning hours which allows the learners to evaluate how much time they will need to gain the qualification. According to the QCF system, there are three types of qualifications:

PRICE £499

Qualification

What does this qualification cover?

The CYQ Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome is an accredited Qualifications and Credit Framework* (QCF) qualification comprising a total of 25 credits achieved through the completion of the following 3 mandatory units:

Key topics/ skills/ knowledge covered:

Awarding excellence

Central YMCA Qualifications part of Central Young Men’s Christian Association. Registered charity No. 213121. Limited company registered in England 119249. Registered office: 112 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NQ. YMCA® is a trademark registered in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ISO9001 accredited.

  • Considerations for Safe and Effective Weight Management Programs for individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome (9 credits).
  • Programming Group Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome (10 credits).
  • Considerations for Safe and Effective Weight Management Programs for individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome (9 credits).
  • Delivering Group Weight Management Sessions for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome (6 credits).
  • Weight management for individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  • Programming Group Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome (10 credits).
  • How to encourage long-term behaviour change in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

What could this qualification lead to?

Future employment possibilities.
This qualification can lead to an enhanced role as a Specialist Exercise Instructor (Obesity and Diabetes) within the active leisure sector; there is also employment potential within the health sector, for example as a Technical Instructor in the NHS.

Progression to further/higher level learning.

This qualification provides progression to other qualifications, for example:

Who supports this qualification?

This level 4 weight management course is supported by ukactive, a not-f

or-profit body comprised of members and partners from across the UK active lifestyle sector. It provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support the vision of more people, more active, more often to improve the health of the nation. ukactive exist to serve anyone with a benefit to be gained or a role to play in achieving that goal. ukactive’s membership, which stands at over 3,000 members, includes operators of fitness facilities of all sizes, as well as local authority leisure centres, leisure trusts, outdoor fitness providers, trainers, sports providers, education and training providers, lifestyle companies, equipment suppliers and charities. Read more about ukactive here: http://www.ukactive.com/about-us

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