L2 Certificate in Chair-based Exercise Instructing

become chair-based exercise instructor

AllActive’s Chair-based Exercise Instructor course is for anyone with an interest in leading group seated exercise classes. You do not need any pre-existing fitness expertise as the course will teach you all you need to plan and deliver your own chair-based exercise sessions.

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Course Content

  1. Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
  2. Understand the value of chair-based exercise with frailer, older adults
  3. Plan and deliver chair-based exercise for frailer older adults

You will not only learn how to plan and deliver chair-based exercise for frailer older adults but your training will incorporate the key principles and values of the adult social care sector. You will learn everything you need to run inclusive exercise sessions which have a real impact on improving the quality of later life in older adults.

You will learn the significant physical, mental and social health benefits of chair-based exercise for older adults as well as how to effectively engage with your participants. You will be taught appropriate exercises to improve aerobic fitness, muscular strength, mobility and flexibility in frailer older adults and how to adapt exercises to meet the needs of individuals.

Delivery Format

Online Course

You can complete your CBE Instructor qualification online through AllActive’s interactive e-learning resources. You will find explanations, photographs and videos detailing how each component of your chair-based exercise session should be carried out, how each seated exercise should be performed and how to link all this knowledge together.

Blended Learning

You can complete your Chair-based Exercise Instructor qualification through online learning resources and by attending one of our one-day face-to-face training sessions

In-house training

If you are interested in a making group booking we can provide the CBE Instructor qualification as an in-house course and create bespoke training to meet your needs. We can offer discounts on group bookings.

Face-to-face Open Courses

Upcoming face-to-face open courses are running on the following dates 9.30am to 5.30pm:

Wednesday 12th July 2017 (09:30 – 17:30) at Amac, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6HD
Wednesday 27th September (09:30 – 17:30) at Amac, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6HD
Wednesday 8th November (09:30 – 17:30) – London TBC
Wednesday 6th December (09:30 – 17:30) at Amac, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6HD


You will be required to complete an online quiz as part of your assessment.

Course Details

On completion you will achieve Amac Certificate in Chair-based Exercise Instructing.

  • This CBE qualification is endorsed by Skills for Care which means it is recognised by the adult care sector
  • It is also approved by PD Approval and is worth 6 REPs points

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If you are looking to do other chair-based fitness qualifications in the future, for example training to become a Seated, Fun and Fitness Instructor, we advise you opt to complete the full VTCT L2 Award in Delivering Chair-Based Exercise. This will enable you to meet the qualification prerequisite for career progression.

The full L2 VTCT Chair-based Exercise Award in Delivering Chair-based Exercise requires additional assessment in the form of worksheets, a portfolio and practical evidence submitted via video. It is an accredited RQF qualification and worth 16 REPs points and can be completed in approximately 35 hours.

  • Over 18
  • No pre-existing qualifications required but a basic understanding of the function of the body is encouraged

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Online course £190+ VAT Book Now
Face-to-face course £220 + VAT Book Now
In-house training Discounts available on Group Bookings Request a Quote
Online Course + QCF Accreditation £390 + VAT Book Now
Blended Learning Course + QCF Accreditation £390 + VAT Book Now