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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 3

Hours: 6.00

Start: 21/08/2021

Days / Times: Saturday 09:30 to 15:30

Tuition (£): 178.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to possess a suitable Level 2 fitness instructing qualification, for example: 

  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Level 2 Certificate in Group Training
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

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.

Course Content

There is one unit broken down into two distinct sections:

  1. Planning studio cycling sessions
  2. Instructing studio cycling sessions

Topic areas include:

  • The legal and professional requirements for group studio cycling
  • The skills, motivations and behaviours needed when delivering to groups
  • The key concepts of studio cycling
  • The principles of training for studio cycling
  • How technology can be used in studio cycling sessions
  • The safety considerations when instructing a studio cycling session
  • How to clean and maintain studio cycling equipment
  • Plan a safe and effective group studio cycling session
  • Prepare clients for a studio cycling session
  • Deliver a safe and effective group studio cycling session
  • Evaluate own practice

How will I be assessed?

Assessments include:

  • Worksheet
  • Session plan
  • Observation
  • Self-evaluation

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification provides progression to other courses to study at DCG such as the:

  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating
  • Level 2 Award in Smoking Cessation
  • Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 2 Award in Alcohol Awareness
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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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.

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