We’re re-imagining the future of fitness, and we want you to be one of the first to knows.
Our next generation population specialism qualifications map to CIMSPA population standards, enabling learners to exceed the sector’s minimum standards for deployment in roles including:
- Disability and Impairments
- Older Adults
- Children aged 0-5 (In development)
- Children and young people aged 5-18 (In development)
- Inactive People (In development)
- Long-term Conditions (In development)
Our next generation qualifications have been designed to develop fitness instructors who are:
- Impactful and engaging communicators
- Self-reliant and resilient
- Clear about the limitations of their own scope of practice
We do this through our staged approach to assessment, which empowers learners to build confidence throughout their course. Our new assessments better support learners to build links between knowledge and skills, preparing them to work with real clients.
How are our next generation population specialism qualifications assessed?
Underpinning knowledge will continue to be assessed through a mixture of multiple choice, multiple response, and short answer questions. Through our partnership with Suada, learners can now complete the multiple choice and multiple response questions through the Suada app anywhere they have an internet connection. Learners need to achieve 100% to pass this assessment, but to support centres in understanding how their learners are getting on, tutors and assessments can now access data on progress and achievement in real time. Full information on the requirements for these assessments can be found in the qualification specification and learner assessment record.
This activity is again about building learners’ confidence in demonstrating their knowledge when communicating with clients. Learners will create information resources – in a format that is suitable to their audience – that could be used to promote their exercise and fitness business. Examples include posters, flyers, social media posts, and videos. These can be uploaded to the Suada app and shared with other learners and their tutor for feedback. Full information on the requirements for these assessments can be found in the qualification specification and learner assessment record.
Learners will answer questions on three realistic case studies provided in the learner assessment record. These case studies are based on real people and are designed to support learners to apply their knowledge in a safe environment. This task is deliberately designed to encourage learners to conduct independent research, supporting them to consider appropriate sources of information whilst reinforcing the importance of working within their own scope of practice. Full information on the requirements for these assessments can be found in the qualification specification and learner assessment record.
Our next generation population specialism qualifications provide learners with the option to have their skills practically assessed, providing further recognition of their ability as a specialist exercise and fitness practitioner. Learners can record a video of their evidence for activities and upload it to the Suada app as a vlog of their progress against the assessment criteria. Full information on the requirements for these practical assessments can be found in the qualification specification and learner assessment record.