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 10th 18.00-21.00 for 3 weeks
Tuesday November 12th 18.00-21.00 for 3 weeks
Tuesday January 14th 18.00-21.00 for 3 weeks
Tuesday March 10th 18.00-21.00 for 3 weeks
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 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.
Keen runner Kirsty Peinelt has always wanted a health related career but hadn't considered sports therapy until her partner needed physiotherapy after an illness a few years ago.
His physiotherapist explained to her how soft tissue massages work so she decided to look into that area of health and fitness and found her ideal course at Derby College.
And Kirsty who is 22 and from Heanor, has been gaining valuable hands-on experience as she works towards completing her BTEC level 3 Sports Science Advanced Diploma.
Over the summer break she worked part-time at Belper Life Fitness giving sports massage treatments to people of all ages and fitness levels.
As part of her therapist's role she has treated everyone from keen athletes in training for gruelling triathlons through to older people who just want a massage in order to feel better.
Kirsty, who is soon to start the second year of her two year diploma course, hopes to go on to university and study for a degree in physiotherapy.
Once qualified she would like to work in the NHS and ideally specialise in paediatric, neurological or malignancy physiotherapy.
Luckily I found just the course I was looking for at Derby College.
My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.
To be a good sports massage therapist you need to thoroughly understand physiology and anatomy, so there is a lot to learn.