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Chair Based Exercise Instructor

This qualification develops the skills, knowledge and competence required of an individual to work in an unsupervised capacity with older frailer adults and disabled adults, to plan and deliver chair–based exercise. On completion you will be able to work in many facilities such as nursing homes, care homes and in community groups. This course is delivered over four weeks. The October course does not run 28/10/17.

You will study the theory and practice of health related fitness exercises and how to deliver activity sessions suitable for frailer older clients and disabled adults, covering the following:

1. The main physiological changes that occur to the body systems as a result of the ageing process
2. Screening tests that can be used to determine readiness to exercise for older people and disabled people
3. The referral routes available for people unable to exercise
4. How to deliver a safe and effective prescribed programme of chair-based exercise to older frailer adults and disabled adults

To enrol on this course you need no other qualifications. There is no pre-requisite for this course; however a background in either working with the target groups in adult social care or fitness instructing will be beneficial.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
AW2CBE1E Vantage Point 06/JUN/19 - 27/JUN/19 THU 16:00 - 20:00 4 £250.00
FC
£250.00 FC Apply Now
AW2CB21S Vantage Point 10/NOV/18 - 08/DEC/18 SAT 09:00 - 15:00 4 £250.00
FC
£250.00 FC Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

"There were many memorable moments on the course, my favourite being when a course mate and I organised a trip to the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Sports Science Conference at Portsmouth University, which was really valuable.  The course provides both theoretical and practical knowledge, making it excellent preparation for a career, whether that's in sports or in any other field."Alec Phillips

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