Become a fitness instructor

  • Instructing Aqua

    Fitness Instructing Aqua (Assessment) AIQ

    Price: £295.00£375.00 Sku No. #1014
    Level 2 This accredited qualification is recognised by REPs & CIMSPA and will be awarded 16 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points What Is The Course About?
    • For each course providers full course description visit their individual websites
    • WaterWorks Fitness
    • Hydro-Actif
    How Long Does It Last?
    • Waterworks is a two day programme
    • Hydro-Actif Speedo Shallow Water is a one day programme
    Who Is Assessment Suitable For?
    • If you have taken a previous Aqua course that is not a full qualification and you want to gain the full recognised qualification you can register for assessment only. Or if you would like to attend a training module with WaterWorks or Hydro-Actif you can register for the module and for the CYQ assessment with Drummond as a package. This will involve a module registration fee and the assessment fee. You can also take the modules as stand alone CPD if already qualified.
    What Pre-requisites Are Needed?
    • No pre-requisites are required to undertake the module training. If you are not already a fitness instructor you will have to undertake module training and anatomy training prior to assessment with a recognised provider. We can work with you to book a bespoke package that suits your needs.
    To Be Assessed For Your Full CYQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor Aqua?
    • Multiple-choice theory exams (unless already a qualified fitness instructor)
    • Lesson plans
    • Worksheets
    • DVD assessment of practical skills
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • The ability to teach group and one-to-one aqua sessions with a nationally recognised qualification
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  • Children's Fitness

    Fitness Instructing Children’s Fitness & Pilates

    Price: £295.00£395.00 Sku No. #1020
    Level 2 This CPD is recognised by  CIMSPA and will gain 4 CIMSPA Endorsed Points What is Involved in the Study?
    • 10 online lectures and video's each with a downloadable resource for you to keep. For assessment you will submit two lesson plans in your chosen discipline, one for each age group.
    • Lesson planning and risk assessment for general fitness and Pilates
    • Anatomical and physiological differences in children
    • Child development stages and performance indicators
    • Child development stages linked to the national curriculum
    • Age group considerations for lesson planning
    • Managing behaviour
    • Teaching and communication in teaching children
    How Long Does It Last?
    • 10 online lectures approximately 16 hours with assessment 24 hours of study
    • Submission of two lesson plans one for the age group 5-11 and one from 11-15 year olds and two risk assessments.
    • If you want to add the additional assessment for the Level 2 Award in Instructing Physical Activity to Children you would complete an additional practical assessment teaching one of the age groups. You need a minimum of 5 children in the class, you video the class and submit this video for assessment. 
    Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Fitness instructors, personal trainers, Pilates and Yoga teachers.
    • Those wishing to run fun fitness sessions for children and young people
    • Those already running sessions without a formal qualification
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • For the course, a recognised fitness instructor qualification in a main discipline i.e ETM, Gym, PT, Yoga, Pilates Aqua or equivalent
    • Alternatively, no previous qualifications are needed if you take the Level 2 Group Training in conjunction with this course or the Level 2 Fitness Instructor Gym
    How Is the Course Assessed?
    • For the Children's Fitness & Pilates course with AIQ professional Recognition you submit 2 lesson plans, one for age group 5- 11 and one for age group 11-15 with a risk assessment for each lesson plan
    • If you also book assessment for the AIQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Physical Activity for Children you will complete all of the above plus a worksheet and you would teach a live class with a minimum of 5 children participating, from one of the lesson plans and submit this video for assessment
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all resources are provided online
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • Employment teaching exercise to children in schools, clubs or any Ofsted-approved environment
    • Self employment teaching exercise to children in varied environments and disciplines.
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • fitness instructor gym course

    Fitness Instructor Gym Course

    Price: £495.00 Sku No. #1015
    Level 2  This accredited qualification is recognised by REPs & CIMSPA and will be awarded 16 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points Upcoming Dates We have dates available in both our Maidenhead and Edinburgh centres. If you can’t see dates that suit your diary please do email us directly to discuss future dates. What Will I Study?
    • Planning and teaching safe and effective gym-based exercises
    • Gaining an understanding of the body’s systems and its response to exercise
    • Anatomy & physiology for sport and exercise including bones, muscles, cardiovascular and energy systems
    • An understanding of the principles of training and programming for gym clients
    • How to teach fixed resistance machines, free weight lifts, functional exercises and CV equipment
    • Coaching sequence and correction of posture and exercise technique
    How long does the short course last? 
    • Pre-reading & self study form the downloadable manuals and attendance on 3 modules
    • Anatomy & physiology - 1 day
    • Gym practical training - 1 day
    • Gym practical assessment - 1 day
    How Long Does The Long Course Last? All of the above modules for the short course and in addition the following modules Choose three of the additional certificate/training days from: Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Those wishing to work in a gym as a fitness instructor
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • No previous qualifications or experience are needed.  You will also take the Functional Anatomy For Fitness module as part of this course (unless already a qualified fitness instructor).  This is included in the price
    How Is It Assessed?
    • Multiple-choice theory exams (unless already a qualified fitness instructor)
    • Direct observation of teaching skills
    • Lesson plans
    • Worksheets
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • Work as a fitness instructor in a gym
    • Teacher of suspension training, kettlebells or outdoor fitness bootcamps
    • An en-route qualification to becoming a group fitness instructor for some pre-choreographed studio programmes
    • An en-route qualification to becoming a personal trainer
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • HIIt Training & Circuit Training Instructor Course

    HIIT Training & Circuit Training Instructor Course

    Price: £195.00 Sku No. #Drum1011
    Level 2 This accredited qualification is recognised by REPs & CIMSPA and will be awarded 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points for each qualification   Upcoming Dates We have dates available in both our Maidenhead and Edinburgh centres. If you can’t see dates that suit your diary please do email us directly to discuss future dates. What Is The Circuit Workshop About?
    • Planning and teaching safe and effective circuit training session with and without equipment
    • Principles of resistance training using variable sets and reps systems
    • Principles of HIIT training
    • Circuit equipment including freeFORM, ViPR, TRX, coreflytes, medicine balls, steps, body weight, barbells, dumbbells, ladders, hurdles, tethers, bands, and more.
    What Is The Kettlebell Workshop About?
    • Latest scientific research in kettlebell training
    • Application of safe, effective, functional and challenging kettlebell training
    • Understanding of functional tri-planar movement
    • Technical teaching of a broad range of basic and advanced kettlebell exercises
    • Application of kettlebell training to a varied range of client groups
    • Mechanical and physiological responses to kettlebell training
    How Long Does It Last?
    • One half day circuit training & one half day kettlebell training 
    • One day assessment (both disciplines)
    Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Those wishing to work in a gym or studio using circuit training formats
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • Level 2 Fitness Instructor or equivalent
    How Is Circuit Training Assessed?
    • Direct observation of teaching skills
    • Lesson plans
    • Worksheets
    How Is Kettlebell Training Assessed?
    • Summative assessment of a range of kettlebell exercises
    • Post course submission of a session plan for kettlebell training
    • Post course submission of learner achievement portfolio worksheets
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • Kettlebell Instructor Training

    Kettlebell Instructor Training

    Price: £75.00£95.00 Sku No. #KB
      Level 2 This accredited qualification is recognised by REPs & CIMSPA and will be awarded 16 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points   Upcoming Dates We have dates available in both our Maidenhead and Edinburgh centres. If you can’t see dates that suit your diary please do email us directly to discuss future dates. What Is The Workshop About?
    • Latest scientific research in kettlebell training
    • Application of safe, effective, functional and challenging kettlebell training
    • Understanding of functional tri-planar movement
    • Technical teaching of a broad range of basic and advanced kettlebell exercises
    • Application of kettlebell training to a varied range of client groups
    • Mechanical and physiological responses to kettlebell training
    How Long Does It Last?
    • One day training & formative assessment
    Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Those wishing to expand their training techniques & knowledge of exercises
    What Qualifications Are Needed? How Is It Assessed?
    • Formative assessment of a range of kettlebell exercises
    • Post course submission of a session plan for kettlebell training
    • Post course submission of learner achievement portfolio worksheets
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided (If you have your own preferred weight of kettlebell it is useful to bring it along)
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • L2 Group Training Certificate Circuits & HIIT
     Level 2 This accredited qualification is recognised by CIMSPA and will be awarded 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points What Will I Study?
    • How to plan group exercises classes using the latest science behind HIIT & Varied Power Circuits, 
    • Anatomy & physiology for exercise, including, bones, joints, muscle, cardiovascular system and energy systems
    • The principles of exercise, fitness and health
    • Principles and science of warm up, cardio, muscle conditionings & stretch
    • Programming results based classes using HIIT and scientific circuit training methods
    • Exercise technique and performance
    • High intensity interval training (HIIT)
    • Muscle conditioning and stretch techniques
    • Business, marketing and personal development 
    • Client health awarness
    • The coaching sequence using set up and follow up cues, motivation skills, education and technique coaching
    Choose from the additional certificate/training days from to take the extended course: How long does the course last?  Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Those wishing to work in a studio as a group exercise teacher including HIIT,  aerobics, circuits, kettlebells,  body conditioning, stretch and many more studio based class formats
    • Those wishing to progress onto a pre-choreographed programme such as Les Mills, Zumba, On Broadway, Bokwa etc.
    • Those wishing to progress onto personal training, yoga, pilates or outdoor fitness
    Choose from the additional certificate/training days for the extended course: What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • No previous qualifications or experience are needed.  You will also take the Level 2 anatomy & physiology  module as part of this course (unless already a qualified fitness instructor).  This is included in the price
    How Is It Assessed?
    • Multiple-choice theory exams (unless already a qualified fitness instructor)
    • Direct observation of teaching skills
    • Lesson plans
    • Worksheets
    • Business plan 
    • Infographic assignment
    • Personal development plan
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • Work as a fitness instructor in group training in a studio
    • An en-route qualification for pre-choreographed studio programmes
    • An en-route qualification to becoming a personal trainer or yoga, pilates or outdoor fitness trainer
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • L2 Group Training Certificate Exercise to Music

    L2 Group Training Certificate Exercise To Music (ETM)

    Price: £495.00£745.00 Sku No. #1017
     Level 2 This accredited qualification is recognised by REPs & CIMSPA and will be awarded 16 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points What Will I Study?
    • How to plan exercise to music classes using the latest freestyle choreography
    • How to choreograph to music using add on, layering, 32 count combinations, chorus verse and continuous free-style
    • Anatomy & physiology for exercise, including, bones, joints, muscle, cardiovascular system and energy systems
    • The principles of exercise, fitness and health
    • Programming results based classes using aerobic training, muscle conditioning, flexibility and motor skill
    • Exercise technique and performance
    • Choreography for warm up and cardio training.
    • High intensity interval training (HIIT)
    • Muscle conditioning and stretch techniques
    • The coaching sequence using set up and follow up cues, motivation skills, education and technique coaching
    • The business of classes & self development
    • Client health awareness and health and safety
    How long does the course last? 
    • Pre-reading & self study form the downloadable manuals and attendance on 3 modules
    • Anatomy & physiology - 2 half days live streaming
    • Exercise to music practical training - 2 days
    • Business marketing & health awareness online lessons
    • Exercise to music practical assessment - 1 day
    How Long Does the Extended Course Last? All of the above modules for the short course and in addition you can add either the circuit & HIIT training day, the aqua shallow water training day or an outdoor fitness training day.  Choose from the additional certificate/training days and take the extended course: Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Those wishing to work in a studio as a group exercise teacher including aerobics, circuits, body conditioning, stretch and many more studio based class formats
    • Those wishing to progress onto a pre-choreographed programme such as Les Mills, Zumba, On Broadway, Bokwa etc.
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • No previous qualifications or experience are needed.  You will also take the Functional Anatomy For Fitness module as part of this course (unless already a qualified fitness instructor).  This is included in the price
    How Is It Assessed?
    • Multiple-choice theory exams (unless already a qualified fitness instructor)
    • Direct observation of teaching skills
    • Lesson plans
    • Worksheets
    • Business plan 
    • Infographic assignment
    • Personal development plan
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • Work as a fitness instructor in studio
    • An en-route qualification for pre-choreographed studio programmes
    • An en-route qualification to becoming a personal trainer
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • NEAT FIT Coaching Programme

    NEAT Fit Coaching Programme

    Price: £195.00
     Level 3 What Will I Study?
    • How the fitness industry currently addresses the problems of inactivity and sedentarism
    • Exercise resistance and exercise contamination
    • What is gravity deprivation syndrome and how it affects ageing
    • Learn how Metabolic Equivalents (METs) can be used as an accurate measure of intensity and workload
    • Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) in everyday activities and MET values of daily energy expenditure and their role in obesity management
    • The emergence of Inactivity Physiology as a legitimate discipline and how to overcome its insidious effects
    • How to use the NEAT Fitness program to bring back clients who have dropped out of fitness programs, provide direction for clients who continually relapse, give an alternative to those who choose not to undertake a formal fitness program and how to create a larger funnel to attract more clients.
    • The four steps in NEAT Fit programming: Stand and Stroll transitions, Global Roaming transitions, Reactivate transitions and MET Minute transitions.
    • The physiology of NEAT Fit
    • Self-determination motivational strategies
    • The role of physical activity and continual low to moderate intensity all day movements in contributing to a long and healthy lifestyle that is common to the Blue Zones
    How long does the course last? 
    • Online programme of 24 video lectures with downloadable resources
    • Optional one day workshop for practical application
    Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Any health professional
    • Those wishing to work in the community and wider sedentary population or exercise referral
    • Group Exercise Teachers, Pilates and Yoga Teachers
    • Massage Therapists, Medical Professionals & Allied Health Professionals
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • Level 2 Fitness Instructor or equivalent level allied health qualification
    • Anyone with genuine interest in working with this population
    How Is It Assessed?
    • Short answer questions on all topics
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided for all topics including a laboratory manual
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • Enhanced services as a NEAT Fit Coach
    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
    • Additional employment stream for Personal Trainers, Exercise Specialists, Massage Therapists, Group Exercise Instructors
    • Working with Allied Health Professionals specialising in medical fitness
    • Working in Corporate Health Programs, Aged Care and Family health care
    • Working with Health Educators and Community fitness groups to create sustainable physical activity opportunities
    • Working with Health and Fitness Government agencies
    • Working with Life Coaches, Pilates Instructors, Wellness Coaches and Yoga Teachers
    • Working with teachers to promote everyday physical activity to students outside of the normal formal fitness programs 
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • Sale! Pre-Post Natal Fitness Instructor Training Course

    Online Pre-Post Natal Fitness Instructor Training Course

    Price: £395.00 £295.00 Sku No. #Ante/Post Natal Instructor Training Course AIQ
      REPs Accreditation Level 3 This accredited qualification is accredited AIQ &  CIMSPA and will be awarded 16 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points What Is The Course About?
    • How to identify the physiological and anatomical changes of pregnancy in the body
    • How these changes relate to the studio and gym environments
    • How to identify cases when exercise and activity are not recommended
    How Long Does It Last?
    • Online programme
    • Assessment
    Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years or over
    • Personal trainers and advanced instructors
    • Those wishing to work with pregnant or post-natal women
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • Level 2 Certificate In Fitness Instructing – or equivalent or higher, (other similar qualifications may be recognised)
    What Will Be Studied?
    • Antenatal and postnatal anatomy and physiology
    • Baby development through each Tri-mester
    • Core stability and pelvic floor
    • Kegel exercises
    • The do's and don'ts of exercise for each trimester and the post natal period
    • Safety implications to training and reasons for referrals
    • Development of training programmes suitable for all trimesters of pregnancy
    • Childbirth and the postnatal period
    • Postnatal exercise programme development
    • Relevant teaching skills
    How Is It Assessed?
    • Case study
    • Worksheet
    • Session planning and risk assessment
    • Nutritional advice leaflet
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided on the online course
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • Working as a specialist in exercise prescription for pre- and post-natal women within gyms, classes or one to one
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • Running award

    Running Award – Level 3 AIQ

    Price: £165.00£195.00 Sku No. #Level 3 Award In Running
    This accredited qualification is recognised by REPs & CIMSPA and will be awarded 16 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points What Is The Module About?
    • Running technique and injury
    • Diagnostic tool for assessing running technique
    • 8 Drills to create effective change in clients
    • Exercise and release techniques to enhance stability through the kinetic chain whilst running
    How Long Does It Last?
    • One day practical
    Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Fitness instructors and personal trainers
    • Those wishing to go beyond the boundaries of the conventional gym and studio
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • Level 2 Certificate In Fitness Instructing – Gym-Based Exercise or Exercise To Music (other similar qualifications may be recognised)
    What Will Be Studied?
    • Specific client needs
    • Analysis of current running technique using the unique diagnostic tool
    • Identification of the need for change using the analysis tool
    • Specific drills to effect change in running gait for more effective running
    • The science of natural running
    • Anatomy of running forefoot, mid or heel strike
    • Functional exercises for strengthening the running anatomy
    • Coaching assessment of the 8 drills to initiate client change in running technique
    • Functional foam rolling and flexibility for runners
    How Is It Assessed?
    • Direct observation of analysis of a client and coaching of the 8 drills
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Needs To Be Purchased?
    • Suitable clothing for training outdoors
    • Small backpack or bum-bag containing a water bottle; energy bar; light waterproof jacket, trousers, hat, gloves; and sun cream
    • Spare shoes and clothing
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • A greater choice in working locations
    • Enhanced services as a personal trainer
    • Coaching running through leading runs
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >
  • Studio Cycling

    Studio Cycling Award Course AIQ

    Price: £150.00£240.00 Sku No. #1018
    Level 2 This accredited qualification is recognised by REPs & CIMSPA and will be awarded 16 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points What Is The Course About?
    • Planning and teaching the latest profiles of indoor cycling
    • Know the science behind indoor cycling
    • Understanding of the latest training methodology including HIIT, Tabatta, Fartlek, Interval
    • Learning how to teach using terrain variables
    • Using the coaching sequence for teaching and motivating your class members
    How Long Does It Last?
    • Pre-reading
    • One day practical
    Who Is The Course Suitable For?
    • Individuals 16 years and over
    • Fitness instructors, personal trainers
    • Those wishing to join the cycling revolution
    • It can be a conversion course for qualified instructors who have taken a group indoor cycling course that is not nationally certificated, eg RPM®
    What Qualifications Are Needed?
    • Certificate In Fitness Instructing
    How Is It Assessed?
    • Lesson plans
    • Post course video assessment of practical skills
    Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?
    • No, all course materials will be provided
    What Can The Qualification Lead To?
    • The ability to teach group indoor cycling sessions with improved knowledge, skills and a formal qualification
    Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >