Total qualification time (optional): 70
Guided learning hours (optional): 40
The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective physical activity sessions for children aged 5–11 years and 11–15 years. Learners are also given an understanding of the legal and professional requirements, including safeguarding when leading physical activity sessions for children.
Learner entry requirements (optional)
A suitable Level 2 fitness instructing qualification, for example:
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training.
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.
Certificate in Leading Health Related Activity Sessions; coaching qualification or equivalent.
Some experience of working with children is useful.
The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 1.
It must be remembered that the Level 2 Award in Instructing Physical Activity for Children is part of the specialist populations suite of qualifications and cannot be completed without learners having successfully completed one of the entry requirements. Once completed, learners will only be able to deliver activities to children within their area of expertise, for example, gym-based exercise (gym instructors or personal trainers), group training (group trainers or exercise-to-music instructors), coaching of a specific sport (sport specific coach), multi-sports or physical activity (physical activity leader or multi-sports coach).
E-Learning & Virtual Learning
Online coursework and guided learning
Practical Days to be arranged with the individual
Practical and Portfolio Assessment
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