Our CPD Courses

Emergency First Aid

This Emergency in First Aid course is a vital accompaniment to an instructor’s portfolio. This course will be train you to deal with an emergency situation.

About This Course

This course will teach you how to respond to anything from a minor injury to an emergency situation – a skill that is vital in the fitness industry, whether you are self-employed or work for a gym.

This Emergency First Aid in the Workplace qualification will be valid for 3 years from the day of your certification.

What Will You Learn?

The benefits of taking this course:

You’ll become more employable
You’ll be qualified for 3 years

The First Aid course is a vital accompaniment to an instructor’s portfolio. This course will train you to deal with an emergency situation.

Lessons include:

    • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
    • How to conduct a scene survey
    • How to conduct a casualty survey
    • First aid for a choking casualty
    • First aid for an unresponsive casualty
    • How to put a casualty in the recovery position
    • How to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • Identifying and managing casualties with external bleeding, shock, minor burns and scalds

This is a short course with a mixture of theory and practical work.

Format: Classroom-based study
Duration: 1 day

What You Need for This Course

Students must be aged 16 or above
No formal qualification required

What Qualifications You Get

Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Available Course Dates
  • Sat 10 Jul 2021

  • Sat 6 Nov 2021

  • Sat 12 Feb 2022

Locations

Wyvern Barracks – Exeter

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CORE STABILITY

This intensive course is a mixture of theory and practical work.
Format: Classroom-based study

About This Course

This course will teach you how to respond to anything from a minor injury to an emergency situation – a skill that is vital in the fitness industry, whether you are self-employed or work for a gym.

This Emergency First Aid in the Workplace qualification will be valid for 3 years from the day of your certification.

What Will You Learn?

Core Stability is an excellent addition to an instructor’s portfolio as you will be able to train clients to control and strengthen their core muscles for dynamic exercises. With strong core muscles being a must-have for an athlete’s physique, the skills to help clients build these muscles are extremely valuable. Taking you through how to design exciting and challenging workouts, this course will teach you how to incorporate floor-based exercises and equipment into your routines. Lessons will include:

Technique and alignment

  • How to improve a student’s observation skills
  • How to correct a student with and without hands on correction
  • How to use Core Stability equipment such as BOSU, foam rollers and stability balls
  • How to adapt classes for individuals and groups
What You Need for This Course

Any Level 2 fitness industry CIMSPA recognised qualification

What Qualifications You Get

DS Fitness Award in Core Stability

How You're Assessed

No assessment, but full participation is required to receive certificate of attendance

Locations

Wyvern Barracks – Exeter

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT)

This course will give you the skills to design and deliver HIIT training sessions that will challenge even the fittest of clients

About This Course

This course will give you the skills to design and deliver HIIT training sessions that will challenge even the fittest of clients. HIIT is extremely popular because it provides both strength training and the calorie burning that comes with a cardio workout in intensely short sessions. Using HIIT, you will push your clients to their fitness limits and help them to burn fat in less time.

  • You will develop a range of exercises to challenge your clients
  • You will be able to broaden your client base
  • You will learn techniques for teaching small groups – a great income generator
  • The HIIT course is a 1 day CPD course aimed at qualified trainers
  • This intensive course is taught with a mixture of theory and practical work
  • Face to Face classroom

 

Duration: 1 day
Weekdays and weekend options available

What Will You Learn?

HIIT is a quick and effective way to train your clients. In this course, you will learn how to design sessions for both individuals and groups

  • Background of functional and high intensity training
  • Understand the theory behind HIIT
  • Applying functional and high intensity training to group sessions
  • The benefits behind each training method
  • Recognise the 7 movement patterns of the body
  • Learn Plyometrics and non-equipmentbased exercises
What You Need for This Course

Level 2 YMCA Gym Instructor or equivalent

What Qualifications You Get

DS Fitness Award in High Intensity Interval Training

How You're Assessed

Your assessment will be held over the 1 day course, where you’ll be required to demonstrate that you have successfully learned the criteria. 

Locations

Wyvern Barracks – Exeter

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Kettlebell training

kettlebells can work several muscles at the same time so they can benefit all your clients, whether beginner or advanced.

    • The Kettlebell Pro is a weekend course:
    • Classroom and practical based learning
    • Duration: 1 day
About This Course

The Kettlebells course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to teach a range of clients to use this equipment safely and effectively. Unlike other equipment, kettlebells can work several muscles at the same time so they can benefit all your clients, whether beginner or advanced, and be a fun way to get fit.

What Will You Learn?

Learn the skills to design & teach kettlebells

Helps to improve posture/prevent pain – works all the weak/undertrained muscles in highly sedentary and desk working clients.

Time efficient – helps build muscle, improve cardiovascular fitness and is very metabolically expensive (helps burn energy and therefore fat

Improves dynamic flexibility and motor control

Kettlebells are portable and versatile – perfect for mobile trainers to do a variety of exercises, with one tool

You will be given the skills to design and teach your own kettlebells classes. Lessons will include:

The benefits of kettlebells

How to plan and teach safe and effective kettlebells sessions for both beginners and advanced, using the correct technique

The history behind Kettlebells

The health and safety considerations and appropriate kettlebell related warm up/cool down

After completing this course, you’ll have a larger exercise repertoire to incorporate within a programme or be able to design an entire kettlebell programme

What You Need for This Course

No formal requirement but ideally have a fitness related qualification L2 Gym or L3 PT

Students must be over 16

What Qualifications You Get

DS Fitness Award in Kettlebell Training

How You're Assessed

Your assessment will be held over the 1 day course, where you’ll be required to demonstrate that you have successfully learned the criteria. Practical summative.

Available Course Dates
  • Sat 19 Mar 2022

Locations

Wyvern Barracks – Exeter

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Padwork for Personal Trainers

Padwork for Personal Trainers is a martial arts based approach to fitness.

About This Course

Padwork for Personal Trainers is a martial arts based approach to fitness that is extremely popular with clients who want to lose weight or build strength. From gyms to parks, this combat style of fitness training is suitable for anyone and anywhere, so it’s a great way for you to earn more

Padwork only requires a small amount of equipment that’s easy to transport, which means you’ll be more versatile and more employable

The benefits of taking this course

  • You’ll have the potential to earn more
  • You’ll stand out from other Personal Trainers
  • Face to Face classroom

 

Duration: 1 day
Weekdays and weekend options available

What Will You Learn?

You’ll learn how to use pads and gloves to train all of the main components including cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, motor skills and flexibility.

Lessons will include

  • How to develop combat style sessions for individuals and small groups
  • How to build intense and challenging combinations of strikes for use with clients
  • Techniques for executing a variety of strikes (jabs, hooks, uppercuts and knee strikes
  • How to use padwork equipment such as gloves, focus pads, and Muay Thai boxing pads
  • How to use combat circuit style equipment, such as skipping ropes and medicine balls
What You Need for This Course

Level 2 YMCA Gym Instructor or equivalent

What Qualifications You Get

DS Fitness Award in Padwork for Personal Trainers

How You're Assessed

You will have be assessed practically during the day

Available Course Dates
  • Sat 19 Feb 2022

Locations

Wyvern Barracks – Exeter

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Suspension Training (TRX)

Suspension Training uses gravity and bodyweight for creative and effective exercises that target the whole body

About This Course

This Suspension Training course will give you the skills to train clients to use their own body weight for a full body workout of muscle strengthening and toning. Not only is Suspension Fitness suitable for group workouts, but it’s also suitable for all levels of ability, so you’ll expand your client base and have the potential to earn more

    • You will develop a range of exercises to challenge your clients
    • You’ll be able to broaden your client base
    • You will learn techniques for teaching small groups – a great income generator. 

Face to Face classroom

Duration: 1 day

Weekdays and weekend options available

What Will You Learn?

Suspension Training uses gravity and bodyweight for creative and effective exercises that target the whole body. This course will take you through everything from what Suspension Training is, to how to design and deliver your own classes using straps and pulleys. Lessons include:

    • How to manage individuals and small groups using Suspension Training
    • Setting up Suspension Training equipment
    • Principles of Suspension Training
    • Exercises that target the whole body
    • How to plan effective sessions for a variety of clients.
What You Need for This Course

Level 2 YMCA Gym Instructor or equivalent

What Qualifications You Get

DS Fitness Award in Suspension Training

How You're Assessed

Your assessment will be held over the 1 day course, where you’ll be required to demonstrate that you have successfully learned the criteria.

  • Practical
Available Course Dates
  • Sat 13 Nov 2021

Locations

Wyvern Barracks – Exeter

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