Level 3
Online Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions

Price: £695.00
Number of Sessions: 0 sessions


The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to
support clients living with a range of one or more long-term conditions(s), by encouraging them to lead
healthier, more active lives to better manage their symptoms through effective behaviour-change techniques, lifestyle advice and safe and effective exercise prescription.  During the qualification, learners will  cover the following:

• An understanding of anatomy and physiology and how it applies to health and fitness.
• An understanding of the current health landscape, looking at UK prevalence and reasons why we have
an increasing health problem, for example, socio-economic reasons and an ageing population.
• Behaviour-change theories and how to successfully apply behaviour-change
techniques when working with clients with long-term conditions.
• How to plan and adapt exercise safely and effectively when working with clients with long-term conditions.
• Professional practice for fitness professionals working with clients with long-term



• Aged 16+.
• A qualified fitness professional who wishes to support clients/participants with physical activity, who have one or more long-term condition(s) and are within the scope of competence.
• An individual looking to work in a clinical setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team focussed on physical activity for patients with long-term conditions.






Units in this qualification:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
  • The health landscape
  • Managing long-term conditions
  • Behaviour change for clients with long-term conditions
  • Planning and adapting physical activity for clients with long-term conditions






  • Level 2 qualification in fitness/gym instructing (not including instructing children).
  • Level 3 qualification in personal training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  •  Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.


  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved
  • Learners will need basic IT skills.
  • The course is predominately online so learners will need access to a computer with a stable internet


  •  e Assessment
  • Theory paper
  • Case study


The qualification is underpinned by the overarching professional standards for:
• The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Learning and
Development Requirements (LDR):
• Working with People with Long-term Conditions.

This qualification provides progression on to:

• Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain.
• Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients.