About this course

Ante and postnatal clients are the mothers of your community and they need your support to stay fit and healthy. This specialism will provide you with the expertise and confidence to deliver safe and effective exercise programmes for women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby. You can use these skills within mixed classes or you can create exclusive classes for this client group, to maximise your employability and income.

The benefits of taking this course

  • You can teach exclusive classes for this population group
  • You'll have the potential to earn more
  • You'll have unparalleled student support to help you along your way
  • Internationally recognised qualification
Course details

This is a flexible learning course with the majority of the course being taught online. 

Format: A blend of classroom-based learning and online home study

Duration: 2 days

This format must be booked a minimum of 6 weeks in advance to allow enough time to complete the theory learning online ready to sit the exams during the course.

What you will learn

This course will teach you everything you need to know about designing and delivering effective programmes for antenatal and postnatal clients. Lessons will include:

  • How to plan and teach antenatal and postnatal sessions within your area of expertise.
  • Physiological and anatomical changes to the body throughout pregnancy, in relation to exercise.
  • Changes in nutritional requirements for ante and postnatal clients.
  • How to identify cases when exercise and activity aren’t recommended.
  • How to maintain participant safety and respond to an emergency situation.
How you are assessed
  • Theory paper
  • Case study
  • Worksheet
What you will qualify with
  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients.
  • 20 REPs points
  • 10 CIMSPA points
What you need to do this course
  • Over 16 years of age
  • A minimum of three months' teaching experience is strongly recommended.

One of the following or equivalents:

  • Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Pilates Instructor
  • Yoga Instructor
Location and dates


Start date
Saturday 21 Nov 20
End date
Sunday 22 Nov 20
Start date
Monday 15 Feb 21
End date
Tuesday 16 Feb 21
Start date
Saturday 24 Apr 21
End date
Sunday 25 Apr 21
Start date
Saturday 24 Jul 21
End date
Sunday 25 Jul 21
How to book

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

Payment options

We accept debit or credit cards over the phone or in person at our London head office. Our office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. This course will need to be paid in full.