Introduction to Training with EXTEND Exercise

 

EXTEND Exercise - Changing the lives of Older People and those with disabilities
Having evolved from the "Women's League of Health and Beauty" and the Fitness League. EXTEND charity was established in 1976 and has for many years provided training courses for those wishing to engage in the delivery of exercise sessions for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.

EXTEND Exercise entered a new era in 2010, having joined forces with awarding body VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) to deliver a high quality qualification. This accreditation ensures that our training is valid and consistent with the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) guidelines.

This recognition has raised EXTEND's professional image and enabled the EXTEND Exercise teacher to compete, in the provision of exercise programme delivery right to the heart of the local community.

EXTEND Exercise is a leading trainer of providing Exercise to Music for the over 60s and those less able of any age. With over 30 years of training experience we are a specialist in our field. We train people to offer high quality training and qualifications to ensure that the exercises our teachers provide are fun but at the same time safe.

Most importantly EXTEND Exercise classes are a fun way of keeping fit and are a great way to make new friends. "We help to put smiles on faces and air into lungs".

Could you be an EXTEND Exercise teacher?

EXTEND TEACHER TRAINING COURSES

LEEDS OCTOBER 2017
(Course postponed)

Building on the success of last year’s original non-accredited EXTEND training, a further course will be delivered over 9 days in October 2017.

This training includes seated and standing exercise to music. The cost will remain at £495 and includes, on completion of the course, affiliation & insurance for 2018.

We can see that there are many caring people out there with a world of knowledge and experience, who would make excellent exercise teachers, especially for those with long term conditions and age problems.

This course is designed for the recruitment of potential teachers, who may not otherwise be able to access a course without prior learning in the exercise field.

Eligibility - engaged in physical activities - already work with people with long term illnesses - working or have worked within the health care sector.

Throughout the course, candidates will develop a general understanding of the principles of healthy exercise combined with anatomy and physiology, health and safety, plus a knowledge of welfare in social environment.

Each year teachers will be required to attend a continuing professional development day. This is a requisite for renewal of their insurance.

Proposed dates: (all Fridays except the last day which is a Saturday)

13th 20th 27th October

3rd 10th 17th 24th November

1st & 2nd December


Venue: Queenswood Drive Day Centre, 244 Queenswood Drive, Leeds LS6 3ND

If you would like further information please contact Elaine Gee at geeleeds@aol.com or telephone 0113 2017128 / 07816881649. Alternatively please contact Pat and Dave Goodacre at patndave@talktalk.net or telephone 0113 2868193.

If you would like to book a place on the course, please email admin@extend.org.uk for an application form.

TAUNTON, SOMERSET 

New dates for 2018! 

(Postponed from October 2017)

The same course as in Leeds above will be run by Chris Burtt in Taunton, Somerset early in 2018.

Proposed dates:

JAN 13, 20, 27

FEB 10, 17 ,24

MAR 10,17, 24

Venue tbc

Please contact EXTEND Head Office by emailing admin@extend.org.uk to register your interest in attending or email chrisburtt@btinternet.com.

Please refer to our Chair Based Exercise Course page for information on future Chair Based Exercise Courses.

 **If you want to apply for a course place, please click here for an application form**

  **If you cannot currently find a course in your area, please click here for an expression of interest form and send it to us. We will then contact you when we are organising a course in your area.**


 

Exercise to Music training course AF20472. Click on Blue Tab above for further details.
This is a fourteen day course. The training sessions are usually held once a fortnight and are spread over 6 months, culminating in a theoretical and practical examinations. Candidates wishing to qualify as an EXTEND Exercise to Music Teacher may enrol on courses that are arranged at various venues throughout the UK.

During the course, candidates will attend a series of lectures and practical workshops. The course is assignment focussed, encouraging further self-study to improve individual techniques of class delivery, the early and accurate recognition of disabilities and problems, and how to adapt exercises to the individual needs of the participants.

Candidates' work would be evidence by completion of their very own portfolio to support their qualification. Please click here for our teacher training leaflet.  

Chair-Based Exercise course AF20452. Click on Blue Tab above for further details and dates.
EXTEND Exercise has risen to a new challenge and diversified in developing a new EXTEND Chair-Based Exercise course. This incorporates well researched exercises that have been shown to gain improvement in flexibility, strength, balance and mobility in frailer older adults.

It is a four day course. The training sessions are usually held once a week spread over 4 weeks. There will be 3 days on-site learning, lectures and practical workshops (with home-study), plus one day for a final practical exam assessment. Throughout the course there is a mixture of written, multiple choice questions and a practical assessment.

You will develop the skills to encourage and engage frailer older adults in chair-based exercise sessions. Furthermore you will develop the skills to plan, prepare, deliver and manage risks associated with Chair-Based Exercise.

Prerequisites
There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking the Exercise to Music or Chair-Based qualification.

EXTEND Exercise will have ensured that you have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification.

Many of our candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, physiotherapy, dance and ‘keep fit’, sports, rehabilitation, NHS and Nursing professions, residential homes and day centres. EXTEND Exercise accepts candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. It might be to your advantage if you have interest or experience in at least one of the following:



  • experience working with the elderly/less able of any age
  • physiology
  • anatomy
  • nursing or caring
  • teaching
  • music/dance
  • sports/fitness

Why qualify with EXTEND Exercise?

  • VTCT Approved Qualifications through EXTEND Exercise Training Ltd.
  • Annual Affiliation Membership scheme to EXTEND Exercise on a voluntary/optional basis.
  • Members pay an annual subscription (£40.00) which also funds their corporate package of the EXTEND public liability insurance for either Chair-Based Exercise or Exercise to Music sessions.
  • The courses are professionally run and adjusted according to local demand and interest.
  • Annual internal publications - Prime Times, Bi-Annual Review
  • Access to the Members only section of the website
  • Choice of CPD days
  • Advice from EXTEND's head office and/or Course Tutors regarding affiliate membership.
  • Insurance to attend EXTEND Exercise CPD days
  • The option to join Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Exercise to Music course teachers only AF20472.

After successful completion of the EXTEND Exercise teacher training course, the newly qualified teacher will be awarded VTCT certificates and a separate EXTEND Exercise Diploma in the provision of safe exercise for the over 60s and those with disablities of all ages. It is hoped that the teacher will either arrange classes in the community or in their workplace. The teacher will be responsible for the day to day administration of his/her classes.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS (CPD)

All qualified EXTEND Exercise teachers are expected to attend one Continuing Professional Development Day (CPD) per annum. Those teachers registered for REPs will need to attend two CPD days. For further details about REPs please see next page. To find the list of CPD days please log in on the members section (for EXTEND Exercise qualified teachers only).

Join us and train to become a Qualified EXTEND Exercise Teacher.