Training & Education

Short Course: Blended LearningOn-Line & Classes – An Introduction to Low Back Pain

This 12 week course is for anyone interested in learning more about back pain. During 3 hours each week you will learn about: Anatomy, Physiology, Definitions of low back pain, possible causes, Posture, Psychological & Physical Causes, Management, Strategies and Exercise programme using Pilates Techniques. Course Date: September

Erasmus Guidance Seminar – Dublin – 6-8 November 2019

The aim of the seminar was to facilitate networking among organisations, experts and practitioners from across Europe in the fields of providing guidance. Key speakers delivered lectures on developing coping skills, managing and building resilience in changing times in both Adult Education and Vocational Education & Training. The objectives were to extend knowledge to those involved in providing services and provision whilst enhancing continuing professional development.

VET Courses

Fitness Excel Training offers a range of fitness vocational training courses, our training courses can be delivered for 1 person or more.

  • Tailor the courses to suit your organisation’s requirements.
  • Competitive prices & e-learning modules.
  • Take a look at a project below which was developed with two schools, where students studied fitness training courses, Spanish and undertook 3 weeks work experience to Tenerife.
  • Fitness Excel Training gained European Funding to enable students to undertake these funded work experience placements.

Leonardo da Vinci Project VET Education, Language, Culture and Work Experience in Tenerife. Project No: 163059

Graduation – Students receiving their Diplomas

Celebrating Success

Two schools based in Birmingham, 12 students and their PE teachers took part in a fully funded 3 week work mobility placement, in Tenerife funded by Leonardo da Vinci. Sarah Grocutt, Project Manager applied for funds via Ecorys. The funding enabled students to study Spanish, fitness instruction and undertake the placements within industries.

Students worked in 4 different organisations to gain work experience in health, fitness and leisure industries.

“The Leonardo project has enabled me to use all my skills which I learnt, coaching tennis and martial arts. The experience has helped to develop confidence, manage money on a budget, improve my linguistic skills. I made friends from Turkey and Germany. These transferable skills will help me with my future career as I plan to study business and management at University”. Highly recommended

Students also had the chance to attend a lecture by Dr Javier, a local expert on altitude training, this gave us all an incredible insight into the psychological and physiological demands placed upon the cardiovascular system in high altitude training.

“It was a good balance between free time to visit places of interest combined with work experience. The intense Spanish language lessons at the Language Academy has given me the confidence to go and use my linguistic skills in shops and cafes before going on placement”. Amazing Experience

Project award:  The project won a highly commended award for the National Centre for Languages and a presentation took place at Europa House, Westminster, London.

Receiving Business Award

TENERIFE – Study & Work

Mount Teide
Students on a Trip to Mount Teide

Vocational Training Courses:

Level 1 Certificate in Assisting an Exercise Class – aimed at 14 years plus ( module blended distance learning & lessons)

Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Children Health Related Exercise – 16 plus (on-line distance learning modules and lessons) – This course links in with the schools National Physical Education Curriculum.

Level 3 – Diploma in Teaching Matwork Pilates

Person, Hiker, Peak, Summit, Top

PREVIOUS PROJECTS: The Sport Institute of Finland

Sarah along with other International participants took part in a study visit to Finland. Arriving in Helsinki, the Capital, the city’s urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it an important city for education, culture and research.

University of Jyvaskya

Sarah with the group outside University of Jyvaskya

The University was established 1934, it is one of the countries leading Universities for education programmes. Areas of expertise include learning, teaching, physical activity, health and well-being, information technology, cultures and communities in global change. Lectures were also on the various Masters of Science Programmes.

The international delegates, both from the UK and across Europe stayed at The Sport of Institute, a versatile centre for education, leisure and sports. A national coaching and training centre for physical education which develops high level training both at a national and international level. The study involved lectures from the Canadian Federation of Ice Hockey. The Institute works in partnership with HAAGA HELIA University of Applied Science.

The visit included trips to the Olympic Stadium, investigating Finnish physical education in schools, research into sports conditioning, health and well-being, an insight into cold therapy rehabilitation.

The group had a chance to take part each day in Nordic walking, Finnish sports and games, winter swimming in the lake, night time skiing organised by sports students at the university.