The Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells is aimed at learners who already have knowledge and skills in fitness instruction to a professionally competent level. It will enable you to plan and deliver safe, effective kettlebell exercises and training sessions.
Courses are due to be delivered:
Tuesday September 11th 18.00-20.30 for 4 weeks
Tuesday October 16th 18.00-20.30 for 4 weeks
Tuesday November 27th 18.00-20.30 for 4 weeks
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 9.00-16.00 / 9.00-12.00
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February 9.00-16.00 / 9.00-12.00
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March 9.00-16.00 / 9.00-12.00
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 9.00-16.00 / 9.00-12.00
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 9.00-16.00 / 9.00-12.00
You need a suitable Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification e.g. Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Some experience of kettlebell training is useful.
The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential. Therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
It also involves an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.
This qualification comprises two units:
Unit 1 - Planning a Kettlebell Exercise Session
Unit 2 - Instructing a Kettlebell Exercise Session
You will be assessed through the completion of worksheets and a formal observation of a kettlebell training session.
You may wish to join the Evolve Fitness gym at Derby College. There are discounted memberships available to you when you sign up to study this course.
This qualification provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training and can also provide progression to courses in other related areas such as Sports Massage.
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.
Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.
Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.
In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.
Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.