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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 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm

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 learn 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 information

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Based (QCF) 

Course Description:
If you are looking to start a career in the Fitness industry, then this is the course for you. This entry level qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work with gym members to help them achieve their fitness goals. You will learn how to plan safe and effective gym based exercise sessions, demonstrate how to use a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weights and body weight exercises.

You will learn: There are 6 units that will be covered within the course:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise & physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise

Pre-requisites: 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.

Format: The course will be taught and assessed over 3 weekends, 9.30am – 5.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You will be required to complete some home study.

Assessment: You will be required to complete:

  • Worksheets – including: health and safety, and supporting and managing clients
  • 2 Multiple choice theory exams – anatomy and physiology and principles of exercise and fitness
  • Lesson plan – demonstrating your ability to effectively plan and programme gym based exercise. This will outline the activities you plan to teach in your practical assessment
  • Practical assessment – you’ll perform a complete gym-based induction, just as you would in the role itself

Certification: Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym) which is a nationally recognised and REPs approved qualification.

Career Progression: Upon successful completion you can enlist as a fully qualified Fitness Instructor and begin work in this capacity.

Attaining the Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification is a stepping stone on the way to becoming a Level 3 Personal Trainer with further training. It is also a pre-requisite for many fitness based workshops and courses e.g. indoor cycling, circuits.

Cost: £595

 

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Course Description: This qualification will provide you with the skills, knowledge and ability to work unsupervised as a Personal Trainer enabling you to progress your career in the fitness industry or to run your own successful business as a Personal Trainer.

You will learn how to assess fitness, nutrition and lifestyle habits and then plan and deliver 1-2-1 personal training sessions in a motivating, fun and innovative way that is specific to your client.

You will learn: There are 4 units that will be covered within the course:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise – Level 3
  • Applying the principles of Nutrition
  • Programming Personal Training
  • Delivering Personal Training Sessions

PLUS

Our exclusive integrated training on business and marketing including mastering Social Media and Personal Training out-with the Gym setting.

 

Pre-requisites:

  • 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.

Format: The course will be taught over 4 weekends spread over 4 months. Timings will be 9.30am – 5.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You will be required to complete some home study.

Assessment: You will be required to complete:

  • 2 x multiple choice theory exams - anatomy and physiology and nutrition
  • Personal Trainer programme case study
  • Nutrition case study
  • Worksheets – including: programming personal training with clients, delivering personal training and nutrition.
  • Practical assessment (this will be arranged following the course)

Certification: Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training which is a nationally recognised and REPs approved qualification.

Career Progression: Successful completion of the course will enable you to enlist as a fully qualified Personal Trainer. This will allow you to work unsupervised as a Personal Trainer within a Health and Fitness club or to start your own business in Personal Training.

It also allows you to progress to further qualifications in areas such as outdoor fitness, sports conditioning, sports massage, exercise referral, and business skills for fitness professionals.

Cost: £1495.00

 

Level 2 Indoor Cycling

Course Description: Our group indoor cycling course will provide you with the skills needed to plan and deliver varied, fun and effective indoor cycling classes.

You will learn: You will learn the training methods and riding techniques, class structure, adaptations and progressions, as well as planning to assess and minimise risk.

There are 2 units that will be covered within the course:

  • Planning a Studio Cycling Session
  • Instructing a Studio Cycling Session

Pre-requisites:

  • A suitable Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification, e.g. Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF) Gym or Exercise To Music.
  • 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.

Format: The course will be taught over 1 weekend. Timings will be 9.30am – 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Assessment: You will be required to complete:

  • Coursework
  • Practical Demonstration

Certification: Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling.

Career Progression: Successful completion of the course will enable you to instruct indoor cycling fitness classes.

Cost: £250.00

Courses run regularly throughout the year. For further details and course dates, please email sportsreception@qmu.ac.uk or visit www.energywiseacademy.co.uk

 

First Aid Courses

First Aid at Work Qualification

Course Description: This 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.

You will learn: This qualification is made up of the following units:

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the workplace
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.

Pre-requisites: Candidates must be 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment.

Format: The course will be taught over 3 days. Timings will be 9am – 5pm on all days.

Assessment: First Aid at Work is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment will determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. Assessments will be in the form of questions and practical demonstration.

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.

Career Progression: Successful completion of the course will enable you to act as a First Aider within your workplace.

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

 

First Aid at Work (Requalification)

Course Description: This 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.

You will learn: This qualification is made up of the following units:

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the workplace
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 Automated External Defibrillator 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.

Pre-requisites:This 2-day First Aid at Work course is for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification that is due to expire. You can attend the course up to 28 days from the expiry date of your current certificate. Please note that you must have a copy of your original certificate.

Format: The course will be taught over 2 days. Timings will be 9am – 5pm on all days.

Assessment: First Aid at Work is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment will determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. Assessments will be in the form of questions and practical demonstration.

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.

Career Progression: Successful completion of the course will enable you to act as a First Aider within your workplace.

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

Courses run regularly throughout the year. For further details and course dates, please email sportsreception@qmu.ac.uk

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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