Active Ageing Leader

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Active Ageing Leader

Who is the accrediting body?

All NCEF courses and modules are accredited by the University of Limerick (UL). On successful completion completion of the Active Aging Specialist students will accumulate 15 ECTs credits.

  • University of Limerick Accredited.
  • 15 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits towards the Higher Certificate/ Diploma/B.Sc. in Exercise & Health Fitness through a flexible learning pathway and also towards other University qualifications in Europe who follow ECTS credit value system.
  • Europe Active Level 5 Exercise Specialist Module
  • Successful students will receive an NCEF Certificate of Completion

What does the course cover?

1. Introduction to Active Ageing

  • History and benefits of physical activity for older adults.
  • Current research on physical activity and health in older populations.

2. Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Understanding the effects of ageing on health and physiology.
  • Understanding the increasing risk of developing non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimers disease, Parkinson’s disease etc.

3. Client Screening
  • Health and lifestyle screening.
  • Considerations for participation in physical activity and exercise.
  • Guidelines for referral.

4. Programming
  • Principles and considerations of programme design for individuals and groups.
  • Contraindications for participants.
  • Class planning and programme design.

5. Active Ageing Applications
  • Work experience
  • Preparation for assessments
6. Final Summative Assessments
  • Summative Practical (Video Submissions)
  • Summative Written (Work experience portfolio and online assessment)
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How much does it cost?

The fee for the Active Ageing specialist module is €1,195 Payment Option 1 Full fee payment of €1,195 (inclusive of non-refundable deposit of €595) on submission of acceptance documents to the NCEF Head Office. Payment Option 2 €595 non-refundable deposit due on submission of acceptance documents to the NCEF Head Office. Balance of €600 due to the NCEF Head Office 1 month prior to module commencement. Please note that once students are registered, all fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are completing this module as part of an overall programme e.g. Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness, the cost of this module is included in the full HCEHF Year 2 programme fees.

What am I qualified to do?

The Active Ageing specialist module will give you the skills, knowledge and competencies to:

  • Design group exercise classes for dependent chair based and independent active older adults.
  • Prescribe progressive exercise programmes suitable for independent older adults of varying levels of fitness in a gym, leisure centre or community environment.
  • Functional fitness classes and programme design.
  • Enhance the activity levels of our active ageing population in a fun and safe manner.

Entry Requirements

Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (CEHF) NFQ Level 6 OR NCEF/PEAI Level 1 National Certificate in Fitness & Exercise Instruction - Current and Recertified You must also hold a PHECC First Aid Response qualification. If you hold another health/fitness qualification from other institutions or bodies and relevant work experience in the fitness industry , we ask you to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) application form which is a common route of entry onto NCEF courses. A cost of €125 applies to ALL RPL applicants on application, however if you are successful and offered a place on your chosen course, this fee is then deducted from the cost of overall programme fees.

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When and where can I do this course?

All content, including lectures, progress assessments, videos, resource materials etc. will be delivered and accessed through the University of Limerick learning management system, Sulis, which is a specially developed online e-learning platform. This will enable you to further your studies at home, abroad and anywhere you have access to an internet connection.

Sulis integrates a large number of tools to facilitate and manage teaching, assessment, feedback, collaboration and communication with and between students.

Start dates are as follows:

Spring 2022: Commences Monday 24th January 2022, Finishes Mid-April 2022 Summer 2022: Commences Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, Finishes August 2022 Autumn 2022: Commences Monday 5th September 2022, Finishes Mid-December 2022