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Queen Margaret University Sports Centre offer a range of facilities to staff, students and the general public. We provide a safe, friendly and informative environment for our customers so you can enjoy your chosen sport to the full. Our staff, who are trained to a high standard, endeavor to provide you with a high quality service and are happy to assist with any questions you may have.


Facilities
Our facilities include:

- fitness suite
- weights room
- exercise studio
- astroturf suitable for 5-a-side or 7-a-side football
- sports hall - 4 badminton court sized
- outdoor gym

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 10pm
Friday 7.30am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm

 ***NEW OPENING TIME***

From Monday 12th September – Friday 7th October 2016, we will be trialling a new opening time of 7am!

Over the month, we will be keeping tabs on customer usage and if successful, we will look to continue opening at this time moving forward.

As always, we will be looking to our loyal customers for their feedback and thoughts on this, and we look forward to welcoming you a little earlier in the mornings.

Fitness Industry Qualifications

QMU Sports are delighted to announce that we will be delivering Fitness Industry Qualifications in collaboration with the EnergyWise Academy. We will be offering Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer and Indoor Cycling so why not come along and get your career started with us.

The EnergyWise Academy is renowned for its down to earth, realistic approach when applying the theory of qualifications to existing practical skills. We know the fitness industry ‘inside out’ and also appreciate that it is forever changing and evolving.

What makes our training course different?

  • Small class numbers – eight maximum – ensuring you get personal attention
  • We place a huge amount of emphasis on the practical element of this course …working within a gym is crucial and no amount of home-study can replace this.
  • Access to your tutor between units/weekends via email
  • Fun, enjoyable approach to learning whether or not you are accustomed to studying
  • Face to face learning with encouragement and feedback helps you to earn more quickly
  • We have a reputation for bringing theory to life
  • Working with the same group of students for the duration of your course, helps build confidence

We know our stuff! All of our tutors have extensive experience of training clients, Indoor Cycling, Circuits and Personal Training.

Course dates

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Based (QCF) 
Unit no 1 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm 1st & 2nd October 2016
Unit no 2 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm 15th & 16th October 2016
Unit no 3 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm 5th & 6th November 2016

Cost : £595 Minimum deposit £245
Venue: Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret Drive, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
Entry pre-requisite: As this is an entry level qualification no previous experience or qualification is required, however a basic understanding of health & fitness would be helpful. Ideally personal experience of training in a gym environment would also be useful.

Indoor Cycling
Unit no 1 & 2 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm tbc

Cost : £250
Venue: Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret Drive, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
Entry pre-requisite: a suitable Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification, e.g. Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF) Gym or ETM. Some experience of studio cycling is useful. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and Learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF) 
Unit 1 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm 26th & 27th November 2016
Unit 2 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm 10th & 11th December 2016
Unit 3 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm 14th & 15th January 2016
Unit 4 Saturday & Sunday  9.30- 5-30pm 4th & 5th February 2017
Exam tbc tbc

Cost : £1495
Venue: Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret Drive, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
Entry pre-requisite: All candidates must have a recognised current Level 2 Fitness Instructing – Gym Based qualification before joining this course. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of numbers involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of numbers at Level 2/3.

So what are you waiting for?

Email The EnergyWise Academy to request an Info Pack and Registration Form or call us them on 0131 669 8888 if you’d like a bit of reassurance that this is the right course for you. You are also welcome to ask one of the sports staff at QMU who will be happy to discuss our courses with you.

First Aid Courses

First Aid at Work - Automated External Defibrillator (AED) included

This 3 day course covers a wide range of CPR and First Aid skills. It’s aimed at those who would like to become a qualified First Aider within their workplace, however it is also suitable for those who would like to learn lifesaving and first aid skills. This is a practical course which is fully compliant with the guidelines set out by the HSE for employers on selecting a training provider.

On the course you will learn about the role and responsibilities of a first aider, how to assess an incident, how to manage casualties who are unconscious, including CPR and AED for those not breathing normally, how to manage bleeding, burns and scalds, fractures and injuries as well as how to recognise and manage a casualty suffering from a major illness e.g. Asthma attack, Seizures.

Course Dates: Wednesdays 5th, 12th & 19th October 2016

Course Times: 9am - 5pm

Cost: £250        QMU Staff, Student or Gym Member: £225

Certification: This course will provide the learner with a recognised IQL Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification, which is accredited by Ofqual. The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment.

For further details and application forms, please contact the sports staff on 0131 474 0000 and ask for sports reception or email sportsreception@qmu.ac.uk

Emergency First Aid at Work - Automated External Defibrillator (AED) included

This 1 day course covers a wide range of CPR and First Aid skills. It’s aimed at those who would like to become a qualified Emergency First Aider within their workplace, however it is also suitable for those who would like to learn lifesaving and first aid skills. This is a practical course which is fully compliant with the guidelines set out by the HSE for employers on selecting a training provider.

On the course you will learn about the role and responsibilities of a first aider, how to assess an incident, how to manage casualties who are unconscious, including CPR and AED for those not breathing normally, how to manage bleeding, minor injury, choking and shock.

Course Dates: Wednesday 5th October 2016

Course Times: 9am - 5pm

Cost: £100        QMU Staff, Student or Gym Member: £80

Certification: This course will provide the learner with an IQL Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, which is accredited by Ofqual. The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment.

For further details and application forms, please contact the sports staff on 0131 474 0000 and ask for sports reception or email sportsreception@qmu.ac.uk

 

First Aid at Work Renewal - Automated External Defibrillator (AED) included

This course is suitable for you if you are already First Aid at Work qualified and need to renew your certificate.

If you are interested in attending this course, please contact the sports reception and they will keep you informed of course dates as they become available.

Cost: £185      QMU Staff, Student or Gym Member: £175

For further details and application forms, please contact the sports staff on 0131 474 0000 and ask for sports reception or email sportsreception@qmu.ac.uk

 

Service Standards

The Sports Centre Service Standards are available at the link below:

Sports Centre Service Standards

 

Sports Centre Survey

We would like to thank all participants in our survey for taking the time to complete our questionnaire. Your feedback is very valuable to us and it will play an important role in making improvements to the Centre.

For results of the 2015/16 sports annual survey and our response to questions raised, please click on the link below.

QMU Sports Centre Survey Results 2015/16

Previous survey results can be found at the links below:

QMU Sports Centre Survey Results 2014/15

QMU Sports Centre Survey Results 2013/14

QMU Sports Centre Survey Results 2012/13

In addition to our annual survey, we carry out a monthly fitness class survey. For results of these surveys, please click on the link below:

QMU Sports Fitness Class Survey 2015/16

Green Power

Our CV equipment, from Life Fitness, has been developed to improve the energy efficiency of QMU, reducing the Carbon Footprint and helping it become a greener facility. Options will include being able to power your own TV on bikes by cycling like Sir Chris Hoy. Such “green” innovation goes hand-in-hand with the Universities Environmental Policies.

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