Introduction to Home Exercise

Course Overview

This course has been designed to show simple exercises that can be done at home to develop learner’s knowledge and understanding of the components of fitness, alongside the benefits to overall health and wellbeing. It is suitable for those who are new to exercise and wish to gain an insight into how physical activity can impact their lives positively. Participating in the course will also increase connection with others and enhance learner’s IT and digital skills.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

Learners will be completing learning mats and/or handouts. These resources will be emailed by the teacher prior to the start of the course.

Other activities include:

• Online discussion, using the prompts from the teacher and session PowerPoint

• A quiz at the end of the course

• Course hand-outs as appropriate

Entry Requirements

It is important that all learners complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire in advance of the course wherever possible, so the teachers are aware of any pre-existing health conditions and appropriate course adaptions can be recommended where necessary.

Following completion of this questionnaire and in order to carry out exercise safely, individuals with certain pre-existing health conditions may be required to seek medical advice before completing the course. The teacher will advise individuals on this where necessary.

In order to attend the course, learners should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above. Learners will also need a basic level of IT skills to be able to access the course and follow online instructions. If training or support is needed, please enquire about our free ICT courses.

Learners will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with access to the internet.  All devices should have a camera, sound and a microphone so they are able to interact with their teacher and peers during the course.

The course will be delivered online using Zoom or Microsoft Teams and learners will be sent the join details and links prior to the course. Both of these online platforms can be accessed via an app on a smart phone, tablet or iPad or alternatively via the relevant website: https://www.zoom.us or https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

All learners will need to enrol online prior to any course starting through the college’s online enrolment portal: https://enrol.lal.ac.uk/

Direct enrolment links to specific courses will be provided.

Online courses require a minimum of 5 learners and a maximum of 10 in order to be viable.

What Can I Do Next?

After completing the Introduction to Home Exercise course, you will be informed about progression opportunities with LAL including:

• Home Exercise for Beginners (6-week course)

• Chair Based Exercise & Falls Prevention – Beginners (6-week course)

Lancashire Adult Learning run other associated and general interest courses – please see the latest course brochure for details. Or contact the Partnership & Recruitment Officer’s for Health & Well-being using the following email address: proteam@lal.ac.uk

For general information about other courses, check out the website www.lal.ac.uk.

Additional Information

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear to enable you to participate in the practical activities. Make sure there is adequate space around you to exercise and an exercise mat or equivalent (such as a towel). Have some water nearby to ensure you stay hydrated.

Learners may want to make notes on paper or a notepad, but the PowerPoint will be available after the course.

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 15 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717

What happens next

Once you’ve enrolled onto an online course, your tutor will get in touch with you ahead of your course start date to discuss how to access your online programme and will provide support with this process, where required.

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Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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