The FABS Fast Track training programme has been developed in partnership with the Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at University of Birmingham. With our blended approach of online learning and practical training, we’ve made it as easy as possible to fast track through the FABS programme so you can become an Exercise Instructor for Older Adults.
FABS will enable you to:
– Understand the major changes associated with ageing and inactivity
– Understand how to support and motivate the older adult to adhere to physical activity
– Understand guidelines and training principles in relation to the older adult
– Be able to plan, deliver and evaluate exercise sessions for older adults including progressive training
To be eligible for the Fast Track Training you must have a Level 2 (or above) fitness qualification. Once you purchase the FABS Fast Track Training you will receive an email with a link to upload your certificate in fitness or dance. Once this has been approved, you will receive a welcome email with all details you need to access the interactive online learning. Here you will be guided through each unit and assessed for competence as you go. You will also be shown, through video tutorial, each of the exercises in preparation for your practical assessment. This equates to 20 hours of guided learning. You will also be able to download and keep all the theory and practical information for future reference from training manuals provided online.
This allows you to learn and practice in the convenience of your own home so when you attend the two practical days you will be fully prepared. Here you will practice delivery of all the exercises, learn how to link them and put them to music to create fun-filled routines. You will be continually assessed and observed in informal group settings and formally by the Trainer to show your competence in safe and accurate delivery, observation and correction skills, adaptation of exercises for a wide range of abilities, goal setting and motivational techniques.
Please note, you will be able to download a pdf version of the Practical Training manual during your course. You will be able to print this at home if you choose. However, if you don’t have access to a printer, or would like a professionally printed copy, it’s available for an additional £24.99.
You can now complete FABS practical days online – for more information please click here.
Alternatively, please click on the links below for more information on venues for face-to-face practical days:
**Please be aware that all face-to-face practical days are subject to government guidelines on social distancing**
Online – 5th & 6th February 2022 (sold out)
Online – 26th & 27th February 2022
Birmingham Studio – 5th & 6th March 2022
Online – 26th & 27th March 2022
Milton Keynes – 23 & 24 April 2022
Online – 21 & 22 May 2022
Birmingham – 18 & 19 June 2022
Online – 25 & 26 June 2022
Exeter 2 & 3 July 2022
Online – 16 & 17 July 2022
Milton Keynes- 16 & 17 July 2022
For more information, please read our FABS FAQs
Please note, you will be asked to agree to our FABS Terms & Conditions before purchasing. Transfering practical days is subject to a fee up to £220, please see the Terms & Conditions for details of our cancellation and transfer policy. The Fast Track FABS Training Programme is only available to existing fitness professionals, you will be required to send proof of qualifications before access is granted to the eLearning.
The Fast Track FABS Training Programme offers 10 CIMSPA CPD points to members and 4 REPs CPD points under ‘other training’.