OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Introduction

To train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of clients with obesity and/or diabetes. Enabling them to support clients to change their eating behaviours to aid in the management of obesity and/or diabetes.

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (QCF) or equivalent

Qualification Outline

Aim:

  • To train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to plan, conduct and review programmes to address the needs of clients with obesity and/or diabetes
  • To train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to support clients to change their eating behaviours to aid in the management of obesity and/or diabetes

Objectives:

For the learner:

  • To develop an understanding of the prevalence and classification of obesity and diabetes
  • To be able to determine obesity-related health risk
  • To understand the contributing factors that lead to the development of obesity and diabetes
  • To apply appropriate training approaches to plan and design physical activity and exercise programmes for clients with obesity and/or diabetes.
  • To understand how medications, psychological/sociological factors and co-morbidities affect an obese and/or diabetic client’s ability to exercise safely and effectively
  • To be able to support clients to adopt healthier eating behaviours as part of a programme to manage obesity and/or diabetes

Progression:

This qualification provides progression to further specialist qualifications at Level 4.