Specialise in Pre and Post Natal fitness.
Prices From £275.

Gain essential knowledge to manage prenatal and postnatal exercise safely and effectively.

Antenatal & Postnatal Fitness Instructor Course

Pre and Post Natal Fitness Instructor Course.

Fitness instructors wishing to work with pregnant women or new mums require specialist knowledge. Client welfare is paramount. This is why our Antenatal Postnatal Fitness Instructor course has been designed to equip you with the essential skills to work in this hugely rewarding area of fitness.

If you’re a fitness professional who works with a large female clientele, or you want to encourage more new and future mums to stay active, our Antenatal and Postnatal Fitness Instructor Course is perfect for you.


Learn to demonstrate how keeping active can help contribute to a healthy pregnancy and birth. Our Antenatal and Postnatal fitness course has been designed to help you learn how to adapt your training programmes for pregnant women and women, who’ve just given birth.

Already Qualified?

Leading to Active IQ Level 3 Award in Pre and Post Natal Exercise, this home-study course will provide you with all the essential skills and knowledge to manage pre-natal and post-natal exercise safely and effectively.

Advancing your career

Develop the up to date knowledge you will need to work with this specialist group and broaden your earning potential.


Active IQ Level 3 Award in Pre and Post Natal Exercise

Home Study | Prices From £275.

As a fitness instructor working with pregnant women and new mums, there’s specific, specialist knowledge you’ll require to ensure each individual’s welfare. This is why our Antenatal and Postnatal fitness course has been designed to help you learn how to adapt your training programmes for pregnant women and women, who’ve just given birth.

This means that you can support clients that come to you while pregnant or become pregnant while working with you. It also means that you will be able to train them effectively while keeping them active and safe.

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Pre and Post Natal Fitness course structure

This course is purely by distance learning. This means that you have the flexibility to study at your own pace. This doesn’t mean that you are on your own though, our experienced tutors will guide, support and help you to successfully complete your studies.

At the point of booking, we will arrange for one of our dedicated support tutors to call you, explain the course requirements in detail and enable access to our online learning portal. They will also set up a plan of learning with specific target dates to complete your home-study units, case study and telephone support.

You will complete and submit your worksheets and you will be asked to submit a case study based on a hypothetical client. You have eight weeks to complete this task.

All of your work will be submitted online via the Focus Training learning portal.

What will the Pre and Post Natal course cover?

Throughout the course, you’ll cover all areas in order to be able to plan, design, and evaluate exercise programmes for Ante and Post Natal exercise. This includes:

  • The anatomy of pregnancy

  • The antenatal period

  • The postnatal period

  • Structure and content of ante and postnatal exercise sessions

  • Planning, teaching and evaluating skills

  • What to avoid and what can be harmful when exercising

  • How to create fitness and nutrition plans tailored to each client

Prenatal fitness course

According to the NHS, the more active a woman is during pregnancy, the easier it will be to adapt to weight gain and changing body shape. It can also help when coping with labour and getting in shape post-birth.

You will teach clients how to maintain their daily activity for as long as they feel comfortable, in a way that ensures they won’t exhaust themselves. You will learn to teach the positives that can come from exercising while pregnant, this includes:

Increased stamina and strength

Reduce back pain, better posture and balance

Help with blood circulation and potentially help with varicose veins

Reduce constipation, swelling, and bloating

Better sleep

Manage stress

Reduced risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes

Prepare your body for labour and childbirth

Postnatal fitness course

Following the birth of a baby, it’s recommended that a new mother should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. This will vary from person to person based on advice from their doctor or midwife.

If exercise is permitted, this course will equip you with everything you need to ensure the wellbeing of your client, while the benefits to them will include:

Improvement of muscle strength

Aid with weight loss

Raise energy levels

Improve mental wellbeing

Improvement of cardiovascular fitness

Help with sleep

Help to improve mood

What certification will I receive?

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Pre and Post Natal Exercise

How is the Pre and Post Natal course assessed?

The qualification requires a specific set of skills to ensure you’re fully up to speed with safety and techniques, and assessment will include:

  • Home study coursework

  • Hypothetical case study

What are the requirements to enrol on the course?

If you have one of the following fitness industry qualifications and wish to expand your skills, this is the course for you:

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor in gym
  • Exercise to Music
  • Aqua Aerobics

Payment options

If you need help spreading the cost of the course, get in touch with the team on 0800 999 6664 we'll be able to discuss options with you.

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