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.
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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.
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My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.
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