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Dates: 17/04/18 - 26/06/18
Days: Tuesday 15:30 - 16:30
Sessions: 10
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S21039B08NG
Fees: Standard - £25.00
Concessionary - £17.50

Course Information

Introductory info

Develop your knowledge and experience of a range of exercise activities and use this exercise and movement class as a workout for both the body and the brain to give you a “feel good factor”, improving your sense of wellbeing.


What are the overall aims of the course?
To develop and maintain exercise techniques, skills and knowledge to help to develop and maintain appropriate body flexibility, tone, strength, endurance, balance and co-ordination. The course also aims to promote the health benefits of long term adherence to an active lifestyle through regular participation in short exercise activities at a level suited to the individual and their distinctive needs.


What will I learn on the course?
You will learn how to:

Perform a selection of exercises, conditioning and relaxation activities that you can use to improve and maintain the core elements of health and fitness including:

Breathing activities

Mobilisation activities

Toning and strengthening activities

Aerobic and endurance activities

Co-ordination activities

Relaxation activities

You will gain an understanding of what works for you, what is within your limits and what level of exercise is likely to give you results.

You will learn to perform a range of short 2 – 3 minute exercise activities that you can perform at home as part of your personal health and well-being programme.

You will learn how to adapt and maintain your exercise levels to achieve your personal objectives. 

Activity levels and relaxation techniques can also help with sleep patterns.

 Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session

Are there any entry requirements?
This is a class for adults who wish to develop mental wellbeing. Beginners are welcome.


Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course? Yes  


If my course requires a Course Approval interview/assessment, what do I do?
You will need to contact the Curriculum Manager for mental health for a pre-course assessment to discuss whether the course is suitable for you.  Please contact the Curriculum Manager for mental health on 020 8289 4700

Email curriculum@suttoncollege.ac.uk

To be considered for a place on this course, you can also register your interest by clicking on ‘Enquire’. If you do not already have an account with Sutton College, you will need to create one before you can make an application.


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)

Practical class work, following initial tutor demonstration, explanation and instruction. General class guidance is given by the tutor with some one-to-one guidance where appropriate. Students are encouraged to select a few exercises to practice at home to promote and maintain their development.

Handouts and other materials are available from the tutor or online.


How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class                                     
Practical work/activity and performance
Tutor observation

Continuous informal assessment methods are used by the tutor to monitor students’ progress and involve observation, question and answer and discussion activities.

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

Participants are encouraged to work at their own level (which may vary from week to week).

It is advised students prepare for safe practice by not eating a large meal for at least 2 hours before the class, however you may wish to eat something small before the class to provide you with an energy boost.

What do I need to bring with me to class?
Please wear loose fitting comfortable clothing suited to exercising e.g. tracksuit etc.

Please wear suitable indoor training shoes / soft soled shoes (soles are non-marking) that grip your foot securely.

Optional bottle of water with a secure cap 

All class exercise equipment will be provided in the class.


How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?
Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning.  Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre.  For more information please see www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/college/iclick or contact iclick@suttoncollege.ac.uk

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College


Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?
Yes.  To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/college/advice-centre


What can I do after the course has finished?
You may progress to other exercise or fitness courses, or other mainstream courses in a wide range of subjects as appropriate, at Sutton College.


What should I do if I have any questions?

If you can’t find the answer to your query on the College website, please contact the Customer Services Team on 0208 2894700 or complete an online query at www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/contact-us

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