Top tips on getting qualified to teach pre/postnatal women

Prenatal-12FitPros, Pilates Instructors and Personal Trainers often contact me for advice by asking me: “Who did you do your Level 3 Ante/Postnatal qualification with?”.

To be honest, I tend to try and avoid answering this question directly because:

a) it was like a million years ago (!), and

b) I’m of the firm opinion that it doesn’t really matter which training provider you do your qualification with.

Point b) above is a fairly sweeping statement, I think you’d agree, but what I’m saying here is, as an Ante/Postnatal Fitness Expert, there are literally hundreds of training providers  in the UK offering the Level 3 certificate, and to get to where I am today, it wasn’t based on who I trained with initially.

Some training providers, just like any other education institution anywhere in the world are better than others.

What matters when dealing with pre/postnatal clients is this:

  1. You update your skills regularly through Continued Professional Development,
  2. You take out adequate insurance cover, and
  3. You never stop learning.

Factors that will make you decide which training provider to opt for will include:

  1. Logistics – ie how far you’re prepared to travel, when the course is scheduled and what dates/times you can attend,
  2. Course cost – you’ll notice the price of courses range drastically, depending on how many contact hours are contained in the course, what materials are on offer etc,
  3. Your learning style – eg whether you learn best verbally, visually, online, in a classroom or through reading text.

If you have any questions at all regarding getting qualified to teach pre and postnatal clients, I’m more than happy to help you along your journey.

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