The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding of the legal and professional requirements of a group cycling instructor. Learners are provided with an understanding of the key concepts of studio cycling and how technology can be used in studio cycling sessions. Learners are also provided with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective group studio cycling sessions.
Courses are delivered over three weeks with two face-to-face sessions at the start and end of the course. They are delivered at Broomfield Hall on the following dates:
EA Saturday 21/08/21 - 4/09/21
EB Saturday 9/10/21 - 23/10/21
EC Saturday 8/01/22 - 22/01/22
ED Saturday 7/05/22 - 21/05.22
The course costs £37.50.
Applicants need to possess a suitable Level 2 fitness instructing qualification, for example:
Some experience of studio cycling is useful. The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. Candidates must be good communicators and be comfortable in delivering sessions to clients. Candidates should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 1.
There is one unit broken down into two distinct sections:
Topic areas include:
There are no additional costs but candidates will need to be dressed appropriately to participate in, and lead, sessions on and off a spin bike.
This qualification provides progression to other courses to study at DCG such as the:
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.
Fitness apprentice Rosie Sharp said Derby College is "100 percent" behind turning her passion for gym training into a new career.
Rosie, 20, decided against going on to further studies after taking philosophy, psychology and law at A-level. Instead she worked in sales at a sports magazine but eventually found the job was not really for her.
But Rosie has been keen on weight training from the age of 17, and when she found an apprentice job advertised online at B Physical in Ashbourne, she decided to go for it.
Despite having no directly relevant qualifications she managed to demonstrate her commitment to the gym environment and landed the role.
Rosie said she wasn't sporty at all at school and her mum just said "really...?", when she told her she was going to work in her a gym.
She said the college and B Physical worked closely together. She was visited once a week as part of her course.
Rosie has now passed Level 2 Personal Training and is considering going on to Level 3. In addition, she said she had also taken a sports massage distance learning course and may take her career in that direction.
Derby College has been 100 per cent important for my career because without the qualification I couldn't do what I'm doing – I had no fitness qualifications before I came here.
The college and gym work well together, and it was all relevant to what I needed to learn. It's been really good.