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We have managed to secure funding for an online Level 2 Gym instructors’ course through the STUC Union learning fund. It is clear the course is popular amongst our membership and highly likely that interest will exceed the capacity, which is for 12 learners.
The SPS have given us their full support in facilitating the course and assure us that they will support candidates who successfully apply for the course in their attendance (operationally contingent): which we thank them for.
The information for the course is as follows:
Course code: GYM 0206X
Course dates: 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th of March 2021
Course times: 9am until 3pm each day
Theory Online Assessment: 20th of March (1hr and 45 mins)
Practical Assessments: To be arranged by course tutor and learners (1-1 with tutor -1hr and 30 mins) as well as a video submission.
Day 1 Online Delivery
Introduction/Day to Day structure
Day 2 Online Delivery
Importance of healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, and hydration
Day 3 Online Delivery
Body weight exercises
Day 4 Online Delivery
Discussion of group training assessment
The theory assessment is completed Online, the assessment is multiple-choice, there are 50 questions and the allocated time to complete it is 1 hour and 45 mins. The pass mark is 35/50.
A date is set for each course.
Worksheets and Assignments
Throughout the online delivery course candidates will be set coursework/assignments, worksheets etc and will be marked by their course tutor.
The professional discussion will take place via zoom, this discussion will be recorded by the assessor. The interactive professional discussion will incorporate the use of equipment/technique videos provided by Active IQ which will include both correct and poor technique. The videos will include 30 second silent video clips of a person using gym equipment. After viewing the video, the candidate will be expected to explain the set-up requirements of each piece of equipment/ exercise and the coaching technique they would use when instructing a client using the equipment/exercise.
Summative observed session
As this course is entirely online the geographical issues we envisaged no longer exist, therefore this course will be opened up to the entire membership to apply.
It is our intention to seek to have the 12 candidates from across as many sites as possible, and as we have more branches than spaces, we may be required to have a selection process/ random ballot process in place for selection.
You will see from the dates of the course they are over 2 weekends so the flexibility to get time off becomes less onerous, however the SPS have agreed to work with us to help facilitate the time off, so please speak with your FLM in the first instance, to arrange this prior to committing to participate on the course.
At this stage we only require you to complete the application form attached with this email and get the completed forms to your Union Learning Representative (ULR) if you have one. (The following branches listed do have one,)
Carstairs, Cornton Vale, Dumfries and Polmont
Or alternatively, your POA local branch Chair or Secretary by the 25th February. (Who in turn need to return that information to email@example.com by 26th February). There are instructions attached from the learning provider for your information.
You will be notified week of 1st March if you have been selected for the course.
On behalf of POA Scotland
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