As Fitness Professionals we know the benefits of remaining active during pregnancy but we may not feel comfortable dealing with clients in this area. This course aims to give you both the knowledge and skills to train the pregnant client and those returning to exercise post partum.
With increased competition in the Fitness Industry, it is important as a Trainer to upskill, stay with the trends and identify your ‘Niche’ area. Exercise during Pregnancy and Postpartum is a skill area that a lot of trainers may lack and hence see a drop off in clientele during this time.
The course will provide a deeper insight to the current guidelines and recommendations for the pregnant client. You will learn how to implement these guidelines in a safe, effective manner. You will receive clarification on the correct advice and exercise programming to provide your client with; during pregnancy and postpartum. Learn how to adapt your fitness classes and personal training sessions for the pregnant client. What exercises can and cannot be implemented into their exercise regime, what intensity level is recommended at each trimester and much more.
This course will also cover the physical and psychological needs of the client during pregnancy or post partum. Nutritional needs at each stage of pregnancy will also be identified. Following this course and its many aspects you will obtain an extensive knowledge within the area of exercise during pregnancy.
LEARNING OUTCOMES - On completion of the course you will:
This course is open for everyone who wants to improve their teaching skills and general knowledge in the field, walking the path of development and reach excellence.
This course requires a recognised, valid and current Fitness Instructor , Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer qualification which is accredited and mapped at EQF Level 3 | NQF level 4* / EQF Level 4 | NQF Level 5 such as the PFS GYM INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONAL TRAINER WITH NUTRITION COMBO .If you didn't qualify with us, a scanned copy of your certificate will be required in response to your registration confirmation email.
Please inform us during the registration process if you have any learning difficulties or disabilities so we can accommodate you appropriately.
Course hours that require 100% attendance: 7.5 hours held on one weekend day
Additional self-study hours: 5 - 8 hours* the time burden can vary depending on individual ability and dedication.
Every participant receives Certificate of Attendance. This certificate will confirm attendance however it is not a teaching qualification.
In order to obtain Instructor Certificate, students must pass the examination. If you would like to take the exam , please click here to register.
Exam consists of two parts: theory and practical.
Theory : 16 MCQ ( multiple choice questions) – pass rate 75% ( 12 correct answers) This exam takes place online and can be attempted by a student in their own time however within 1 month from the exam fee being paid and 6 months from the end of the course. The exam link allows for 1 attempt only and in case of the failed exam repeat exam fee must be paid in order to take the exam again.
Practical : students will record and send 30 min video showing the class they teach ( with their client). Teacher will explain all aspects of exam during the course.
The video must be submitted within 1 month from the exam fee being paid . Feedback from the teacher will be sent over via email. Students can send 3 recordings within a month.
Please ensure you receive all relevant information from your teacher during the course in relation to the practical assessment.
Exam fee must be paid before the exam. This fee is non-refundable.
Exam fee includes marketing tools available to students after the course.
Every participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Instructor Certificate is subject to exam - please refer to Exam Tab for further information.
Certificate equals 8 REPs accredited CPD points.
All PFS qualifications meet industry standards that have been developed and published by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).
REPs Ireland ensures that all standards used are mapped to and meet all appropriate International standards where possible, to ensure all REPs Ireland members benefit from recognition of their status from other National REPs.
We operate on a first come, first serve basis with no exceptions.
We allow only 10 places per course.
To secure your place on the course the payment should be made upon registration.
We allow 5 calendar days to receive payment before your place is given to another person that has paid.
After 5 calendar days have passed, and we haven't received any payment, you will need to register again if places are still available.
There is no way to prolong the 5 calendar days. Registrations are not accepted if you have already registered and the initial 5 days have not elapsed.
If we have received a late Early Bird payment (i.e. you registered for the Early Bird but we haven't received payment within 5 calendar days) you will be liable for the Normal Price as outlined in our Terms & Conditions. No exceptions will be made.
If you have signed up at the Normal Price or Early Bird price and we haven't received the full amount from you before the start of the course, then you will be subject to Instalment payments.