The Fast Track FABS Training Programme

Welcome to the Fast Track FABS Training Programme! 

The Fast Track FABS Training Programme will teach you how to lead safe, fun and effective exercise sessions for older adults. A combination of four online units will give you an understanding of the theory behind the exercise session including why it’s important to exercise as we age, how to exercise and what to do in a class. The theory is backed by scientific principles and literature to ensure the information you receive is of the highest standard. You’ll also be taken through a series of exercise videos teaching you the exericses you can use to form a FABS class. 

You will also attend two practical training days where you will be taught by expert trainers how to deliver a class. You’ll also have a practical assessment and when successful, receive a certificate acknowledging your achievement.

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Before you begin, make sure you have done the following:

  • – Found the Learner Info Pack – this is attached to your welcome email.
  • – Found your Observation Card – this is included in your Learner Info Pack and contains the exercises for your practical assessment
  • – Checked the dates and venue for the practical days
  • – Familiarised yourself with the coursework deadlines – these are included in your Learner Info Pack


Here’s a helpful video with all you need to know!


To assist your learning, please download and keep the Theory and Practical Training Manuals:

FABS FastTrack Theory Manual

FABS Practical Training Manual


We’re here to help! 

If you need our assistance please get in touch with us using the email addresses below.

For course related help –

Please note, the phone line is reserved for sales enquires and therefore unable to help with technical or course related issues. 


Our policies and procedures

Should you wish to, you can view our policies and procedures here. 

Course Content

Lessons Status

Fast Track FABS Unit 1.1 Understand the changes associated with ageing and inactivity on each physical system and its impact on daily living.


Fast Track FABS Unit 1.2 Explain the benefits of physical activity and exercise for the older adult


Fast Track FABS Unit 2.1 Understand the reasons why the older adult may be inactive


Fast Track FABS Unit 2.2 Explain how to support older adults to overcome their challenges


Fast Track FABS Unit 2.3 Explain how to encourage behaviour change and adherence to physical activity


Fast Track FABS Unit 2.4 – Understand physical activity and exercise guidelines for older adults.


Fast Track FABS Unit 2.5 - Understand the component parts of the FABS exercise session


Fast Track FABS Unit 2.6 Understand the benefits of each physical component of the session


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.1 – Understand effective exercise session guidelines


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2 Identify the exercises to improve each physical component


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.1a The Warm Up


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.1b Observation of common errors in the warm up


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.2a The Aerobic Section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.2b Observation of common errors in the aerobic section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.3a The Strength Section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.3b Observation of common errors in the strength section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.4a The Balance Section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.4b Observation of common errors in the balance section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.5a The Flexibility Section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.5b Observation of common errors in the flexibility section


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.6a The Cool Down


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.2.7 - See a real-world FABS class


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.3 Describe adaptations, modifications and safety factors for each exercise and relate to common conditions of ageing where appropriate


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.4 Devise an appropriate session plan for older adults


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.5 How to prepare the exercise environment


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.6 Prepare clients for the exercise session


Fast Track FABS Unit 3.7 - Monitor clients during the session


Fast Track FABS Unit 4.1 Feedback and reflection


Fast Track FABS Unit 4.2 Conclude sessions with activities to improve Activities of Daily Living


Preparing for your practical assessment - Fast Track FABS