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This course will enable you to achieve an industry recognised Active IQ qualification. The course is delivered over 3 weeks and includes aspects of blended learning to support completion. This will mean that, in addition to 100% attendance at College, you will also be expected to study at home. 

The course will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to design and adapt exercise programmes to meet the needs of older adults.

Career Destinations

Students that complete this course can go on to:

  •  Work directly with specific age ranges on a one to one basis or group setting

What can I do next?

·         Gain specific fitness qualifications

·         Specialise

What will I be doing?

The aims of the course is:

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to design and adapt programmes that meet the needs of older adults

 

The objectives of the course are:

 

·         To provide learners with the knowledge to:

-       Understand the effects of ageing on the UK population

-       Understand the physiological and biomechanical changes associated with ageing and their implications for physical activity

-       Understand the medical conditions commonly associated with old age and their implications for physical activity

-       Understand the key considerations for older adults participating in physical activity

-       Understand the communication skills required to engage with older adults

-       Understand the principles of collecting information to plan a physical activity programme for the older adult

-       Understand how to identify goals with older adults

-       Understand how to plan a physical activity programme for the older adult

-       Understand the teaching and instructing skills required when working with older adults

-       Be able to plan a physical activity programme for the older adult

-       Understand how to adapt exercise to meet the needs of older adults

 

 

 

 

Added Extras

This is a great qualification to allow you to work with a specialist population.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through:

 

·         Written and controlled exams

·         Practical assessments

·         Completion of a case study

·         Completion of a portfolio

 

Entry requirements?

You will be required to have achieved one of the following qualifications:

 

·         Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym, ETM or Aqua) or

·         Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or

·         Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral or

·         Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga or

·         Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork

What do I need to bring?

You will need to wear suitable clothing for the practical sessions and will require a pen for the classroom based activities.  A manual and portfolio will be provided

Fee Information

The fee for this course is £800.00

For further advice, please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2019-20 costs and may be subject to change

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