Kids Fitness Instructor Course
Today’s kids spend more than five hours a day in front of a screen… the TV, Laptop, Mobile Phone or the latest new must-have in digital gaming technology. This means that the time they spend being physically active is becoming more and more limited.
Not only are overweight kids prone to taunts in the playground, they’re also at a higher risk of developing health issues. Active kids sleep better, eat better, have stronger bones, and tend to feel generally better about themselves.
As a Kids Fitness Instructor, you’ll be fully equipped with the tools needed to coach and motivate children of all ages from 5-16 years. You’ll acquire the skills and knowledge needed to plan, teach and evaluate a range of activities for children whilst gaining a full understanding of the challenges you’ll no doubt face teaching groups of young people unsupervised.
This course is highly recommended for health and fitness professionals who’d like to work within child-friendly leisure centres, after school clubs or non-teaching assistants who want to help promote fitness to children.
What learning materials will I receive for the Kids Fitness Instructor course?
You will receive a hard copy manual containing all the facts and information you will need to refer to in order to complete the course.
If this is your first level 2, you’ll be able to access the learning materials for this course in our ‘virtual classroom’, a unique online learning portal which will prepare you for your theory exams. All the facts and information you require are clearly presented to make learning as easy and enjoyable as possible, there’s even a quiz at the end of each section to test yourself.
What will I learn as a Kid’s Fitness Instructor?
The curriculum is varied, informative, and will provide you with the skills to begin a career in fitness.
With an in-depth analysis and understanding of health and fitness, you will gain a wealth of knowledge regarding the following topics:
- Planning and delivering fun and engaging exercise sessions for children
- Components of fitness and physical activity designed with children in mind
- Anatomy and physiology
- Principles of exercise, fitness and health
- Introduction to nutrition
- From these units, you will acquire the skills to plan and evaluate fun exercise sessions for 5 – 16 year olds. In addition to these points, students will also gain a valuable introduction to customer service – with a particular focus on learning how to communicate with children.
This is a challenging yet exciting role that plays a significant part in a child’s health. In terms of future job prospects, the issue of children’s fitness is becoming even more important – with schools and other health facilities now being urged to have more of a positive influence on diet and exercise regimes.
How is the Kids Fitness Instructor course delivered?
You’ll receive a home study pack, and will be contacted by a tutor who will discuss a specific learning plan. After home study has been completed, there are three practical course days that teach you the physical skills that are vital for passing the assessment.Tutors will help you with feedback on your performance and how it can be improved.
There are then ten weeks to submit a case study and video evidence to go towards the final assessment.
Call 0800 999 6664 to discuss in more detail with our advisors.
How will I be assessed on my Kids Fitness course?
In order to gain the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Children), students will be assessed on the following:
- Two theory exams to assess your knowledge
- Home study to allow time to digest and work on your own schedule
- An exercise programme to test your planning and delivery skills
- Practical assessment to ensure you’re ready to get out there to motivate children to get fit
How do I submit my Kids Fitness Instructor work?
If this is your first Level 2 qualification, some of the work will be completed online through a range of interactive questions. The remainder will need to be completed hand written and posted back to Focus Training’s head office. Your video assessment can be submitted either via DVD, USB stick or via e-mail/ file sharing e.g. dropbox
If you have any special learning needs please do not hesitate to discuss them with our advisors, we will do as much as we can to assist.