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Kingdom Fitness has had a change of image

along with a change of name

in order to better reflect our mission

 

Our new name is Younger 4 Longer

 

Our mission is to enrich the lives of older people

and to train others to do the same

We remain a not-for-profit organisation

 

Y4L community based exercise classes

 

Kingdom Fitness now trading as Younger 4 Longer     Updated April 2010     Contact Us

 

A summary of the contents of our web site is provided below for those who prefer a text only version.

 

Our Courses

Diploma in Teaching Evidence Based Exercise to Older People

Life Enrichment Facilitator for Older People Diploma

These two short professional courses are accredited by Royal College of Nursing Accreditation Unit However, there are no pre-course requirements, applications are invited from all caring people, not only nurses e.g.:

u     anyone who wishes to help an older person to improve and maintain their health, strength and quality of life

u     registered nurses, healthcare support workers and other caring people

P    who are already working with older people and who wish to add a new and worthwhile aspect to their work

P    who are in employment but would like to earn a little extra 'pocket money by doing something really worthwhile

P   who find themselves out of work, or taking time out to raise a family, but who wish to find employment / self employment which is related to healthcare and which has ‘family friendly hours’.

u     staff of existing community based groups which already provide a luncheon club and other stimulating activities and opportunities, but would like to add to their service by providing safe and simple evidence based exercise advice and guidance to those who attend.

u     anyone wanting to know how to safely maintain their own health, strength, mobility and independence without the expense of joining a leisure centre or club.

u     exercise instructors wanting to teach exercise to older people

u     churches and other faith and community based groups wishing to provide a valuable service for older people which will help to meet the needs of the whole person.  

u     day centre staff, rest home activity leaders and staff working in existing community based groups which provide coffee mornings but would like to offer a wider variety of worthwhile activities and opportunities.

 

Certificate in First Aid & Emergency Life Support

u     This is embedded into both diplomas when required.   However, the course is suitable for all people in all situations and applications for this unit alone are welcomed.   There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

   

Younger 4 Longer Training is a registered training centre for Royal Society for Public Health qualifications.

Royal Society for Public Health qualifications:

u     These are externally set and assessed courses which are embedded into the Life Enrichment Diploma.   However the courses are suitable for people working in a wide range of situations and applications for individual units are welcomed.  

RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

RSPH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food & Special Diets

RSPH Level 2 Award in Health Promotion

RSPH Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Work Place

 

Requirements

There are no specific requirements for applicants wishing to attend a Younger 4 Longer Training course for personal interest only and who do not require a formal qualification or for applicants wishing to attend an RSPH course or the First Aid course. 

For applicants wishing to gain the Teaching Evidence Based Exercise and the Life Enrichment Facilitator Diplomas the following will normally be required:

u     applicants must be over the age of 18 years, there is no upper age limit

u     applicants must be working with or planning to work with older people

u     a satisfactory character reference and CRB check

u     as the course requires some physical exertion a reasonable degree of physical fitness is required, but students do not need to be 'super fit' or to have 'perfect bodies'.  Students will find that as the course progresses their physical fitness will improve - one of the many benefits of attending!

u     applicants must be prepared to take part in all practical workshops

u     applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills

u     applicants must be prepared to engage in additional private study as required to ensure a good understanding of each topic

u     previous relevant experience and qualifications will be taken into consideration

                                                                                        

Requirements for applicants wishing to attend the externally set and assessed courses will be found on the relevant pages.               

 

Study Options

The mode of study may be adapted to meet individual requirements.    Depending on local demand there are three possible options:

 

Option 1

Fully taught (recommended - particularly for applicants with little or no up-to-date knowledge of the subjects to be covered).   The full course will run over 3 terms, part 1 only will run over 1½ terms.

u     students attend for training on one full day per week during term time

 

Option 2

Home study/revision plus fortnightly practical study days (suitable for those who prefer to study alone or who have a sound and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the subjects to be covered).   The full course will run over 3 terms, part 1 only will run over 1½  terms.

u     the theory content is studied at home

u     a topic or topics will be set each week which are to be studied prior to the following practical study day

u     progress will be monitored by the course tutor who will be available to explain any difficult areas during the following the practical study day

u     students will then attend practical study days on one day per fortnight during term time

 

Option 3

Home study plus practical study blocks (suitable for those who prefer to study alone or who have a sound and up-to-date knowledge and  understanding of the subjects to be covered). 

u     the theory content is studied at home

u     progress will be monitored by the course tutor through the completion of short written assignments

u     students will attend 2 x four day practical study blocks for each part 

Tutors

Diane is a Registered General Nurse, Qualified Teacher, Specialist Exercise Instructor & Extend Teacher.   She has been teaching evidence based exercise sessions to older people in the community for 11 years, including Phase lV Cardiac Rehabilitation, Falls Prevention, Circuit Training, Exercise to Music and Extend movement to music sessions.  In addition to her nursing and exercise instructor qualifications Diane has a BA in Education & Training and a Certificate in Education and has worked as a tutor for Poole Adult Learning since 2003.   In 2006, as a result of an excellent report following an ALI/OFSTED inspection, Diane was invited to join the Tutor Observation Team.              

                                 

Diane is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, the Register of Exercise Professionals and the Institute for Learning and is the founder of the 'Younger for Longer' © exercise programme in Wimborne, Dorset which includes a range of additional exciting and stimulating activities and opportunities.

Diane is married to Jim, has two adult sons, David and Samuel, and is an active member of Citygate Church Bournemouth where she leads the first aid team, is part of the audio-visuals team and cooks for the young people at the annual New Frontiers youth camp 'Newday'.

 

Kate is a Registered Dietitian with specialist knowledge in the field of diet and nutrition. Kate has worked in both hospital and community NHS environments with experience in providing evidence-based dietary management for a range of health issues, including those relevant to older people. Additionally, Kate has a post-graduate certificate in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Kate is registered to practice as a Dietitian with the Health Professions Council, and is a member of the British Dietetic Association and Sports Dietitians UK.

 

Guest Tutors

We also invite a number of local guest tutors who are experts in their field and have up-to-date knowledge and skills.   Where possible guest tutors with a range of backgrounds will be included, for example:

u     Geriatrician / Nurse Practioner

u     Cardiologist / Nurse Practioner

u     Physiotherapist

u     Pharmacist

u     Royal Society for Public Health approved instructor

u     First Aid Instructor

u     Tai Chi Instructor

u     Bereavement Counsellor

u     Representative from Age Concern

u     Representative from Help the Aged

u     Minister of religion                                                                                               

 

Benefits

For those who attend

u     the opportunity to learn something new

u     improved employment prospects

u     greater job satisfaction due to the new and worthwhile aspect added to their work

u     the opportunity to work as self employed with 'family friendly' hours

u     improvement in their own health and fitness levels

u     the opportunity to gain level 2 literacy and/or numeracy if required

 

For older people

Each person trained could greatly improve the quality of life and the feeling of self worth of up to 200 or more older people by giving them opportunities:

u     which will lead to the improvement / maintenance of strength, mobility and independence, with the associated health benefits

u     that will help reduce the risk of falls, injuries and other health risks

u     to take part in social activities

u     to learn new things

u     for regular health checks, e.g. blood pressure, visits from the chiropodist

u     to access pastoral care or counselling if required

u     for good preparation if hospital treatment is required

 

For employers e.g. NHS & Social Services

u     reduced costs due to the reduction in need for admission to hospital or care homes

u     improved health and fitness levels of staff

u     reduction in absenteeism due to staff illness

 

For church and other community based groups

u     the opportunity to reach out to the community with a much needed practical service that is not fully provided by any other organisation

u     the opportunity to enrich the lives of people who are so often neglected by so many in society today

u     the competence and confidence to offer a wide range of activities for its members

 

Progression

Advice will be given to all students concerning possible progression and further training, for example:

Healthcare Training:

u     nursing

u     healthcare support worker

u     physiotherapy

u     occupational therapy

 

Exercise Instructor Training:

u     G.P. referral consultant

u     personal trainer

u     choreography and conditioning skills

u    pilates instructor

 

Teacher Training:

u     diploma for teaching in the lifelong learning sector

u     B.A. degree in education & training

u     assessor award

u    verifier award

 

Other Training:

u     health & safety - law & practice

u     level 3 award in supervising food safety in catering

u     diploma in nutrition

u     diploma in counselling

 

Success Stories

Attendance at community based exercise sessions designed specifically for older people can help many different conditions and situations, for example:

High Blood Pressure

Roger says, "I only went along to the classes to keep my sister company but I'm so glad that I did.   The nurse who runs the classes invited me for a simple health check and, as I believed myself to be a very fit and healthy sort of chap, thought I'd pass with flying colours!

I was shocked when she checked my blood pressure and found it to be dangerously high.   She was very good about it and wouldn't let me join in the class until I had been checked out by my GP.   I would never have thought about going to get it checked because I felt so fit and healthy - if she hadn't checked it who knows what would have happened - I dread to think!

It was several weeks before I was able to return to the exercise classes for it took a while to get the blood pressure down to an acceptable level."

 

Arthritis & Hip Replacement

Sheila writes, "I suffer from painful arthritis in many of my joints, and receive great benefit from regular attendance, twice a week, at the exercise classes.   I am convinced that I achieved greater mobility than would otherwise be expected by participating in these classes.   The exercises are set to music and with genial, friendly company; the atmosphere is most relaxing which helps to encourage us all to exert ourselves with that necessary extra effort.

Nearly five years ago I was given a total hip replacement and I credit my swift recovery being considerably helped by membership of the classes both before and after my operation.   Interestingly many of the exercises already in our routine were those also recommended by the physiotherapist in my post operative care.   I look forward to my exercise sessions each week where I enjoy the social contact and have made many new friends."  

 

Calf Pain

Anne says, "Thank you so very much for setting up the Younger 4 Longer clubs.   When I first started to attend the exercise sessions 9 years ago, I found that I had to stop 3 or 4 times during the session to rest because of pains in my calves.   Now I can get through the whole session without any pain.

We all really enjoy the day trips too, especially the one to the Isle of Wight, the ride on the ferry made it seem like a real holiday.   I have never been to the Island before and would never have gone on my own, I can't wait for the next outing."

 

Following a Broken Leg

Betty says, "I have been coming to the 'Younger for Longer' exercise classes for about 8 years.   Last year, as the result of a fall I fractured my femur.

I have returned to my exercise class and am finding the exercises very beneficial.   It is so important to strengthen the muscles and get them working properly again - I thoroughly recommend it.   An added bonus is exercising with other people, it is great fun and very good therapy!"

 

Being a Little Overweight

Gwen wrote, "Thank you for your very enjoyable classes which, over the five years I have been coming, have improved my fitness and reduced my weight by a whole stone!

I find the classes energising, stimulating and beneficial, I look forward to many more years of exercising together,"

 

Blindness & Loss of Balance

Daisy says, "Just before my 90th birthday I fell and broke my hip, but I made a good recovery and have returned to my exercise class.   Going back to the classes in our local village hall has been a real help to regaining my confidence and mobility.   I've learned how to get up off the floor safely if I do fall again and, even though I'm registered blind, I've been able to get out and about on the buses again."

 

Following Heart Surgery

June said,   "I have been a member of Younger for Longer for 9 years now.   A few years ago I had to have emergency open heart surgery over in Brighton.   Throughout my time in hospital I practiced the exercises that I had been taught at the exercise classes.   I know it was doing that that helped me get through it all - I know that doing the exercises that I had learned at the classes helped me to get walking again and on to a speedy recovery.

After a few months of convalescence I joined the sitting down classes to begin with in order to regain my confidence and was delighted to be able to return to the active class where I was able to fully take part."

 

Following a Broken Hip

Janet says,   "I tripped while playing badminton and broke my hip. After recovering, I hadn't the confidence to return to the sport but felt I needed the exercise.

I joined the Younger for Longer exercise classes and found the leg exercises especially helpful to regaining the strength in my leg.   I find the other exercises are beneficial for keeping fit generally."

 

Loneliness & Isolation

Margaret says, "The best thing about the Younger 4 Longer group is getting out and meeting people, it's the highlight of my week.   I have done so many things there that I would never have thought possible, going on outings, meeting new friends, knitting hats and gloves and things for poor children overseas and packing the little shoe boxes with presents for them - I don't have any close family of my own, so I'm pleased to be able to do it for them instead.   I have never been one for exercising, but I do join in the classes because everyone tells me it's good for me, I do have to admit though, even the exercises can be good fun!"                

 

Student Page

All visitors to this site are very welcome to try some of our first aid revision quizzes which are based on the current accepted first aid practices in the U.K.

Click one of the topics below to open a quiz.

 

Please Note

Working through these quizzes will give you an idea of your current level of first aid knowledge.  However, they are not designed to be a substitute for undertaking a first aid course.  

 

All visitors without first aid training are encouraged to seek out and attend a first aid training course which is founded upon current accepted first aid practices.

 Multi-Choice Quiz

General First Aid Awareness

 

First Aid Essentials

Avoiding Cross Infection

Life Saving Priorities

Action in an Emergency

Primary Survey

Giving Artificial Ventilation

Giving Chest Compressions

Signs & Symptoms

Secondary Survey

Priorities of Treatment

 

Emergency Scenarios

The Car Accident

The Unconscious Casualty - Scenario 1

The Unconscious Casualty - Scenario 2

The Unconscious Casualty - Scenario 3

The Unconscious Casualty - Scenario 4

The Unconscious Casualty - Scenario 5

The Choking Casualty

 

Crossword Puzzles

Bone, Joint & Muscle Injuries

Respiratory and Circulation Problems

Common Injuries & Medical Conditions

We hope you have enjoyed the quizzes!            

 

Diploma in Teaching Evidence Based Exercise to Older People

This short professional course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing Accreditation Unit and is ideal for healthcare and exercise professionals, anyone who works with older people in a range of settings and anyone interested in maintaining their own health and fitness.

Course Aims

This course will give caring people the knowledge, competence and confidence required to:

u     give safe, simple yet effective evidence based exercise advice to older people suffering with chronic diseases and conditions associated with ageing, for example, exercises to prevent falls and injuries, to improve the cardiovascular system, to promote weight loss, to reduce health risk factors

u     give safe, simple yet effective evidence based exercise advice to generally fit and healthy older people, including a variety of exercises that will help improve and maintain health, strength, mobility and independence

u     ensure that they meet the requirements of the law

u     set up and run new exercise groups for older people in the community

u     assess a persons levels of general health, fitness and lifestyle

u     perform simple health checks, e.g. monitoring of blood pressure

u     give gentle advice and guidance concerning changes required for a more healthy lifestyle

By doing this, countless numbers of older people will be assisted to live life to the full, maintaining health strength and independence and avoiding falls, injuries and other health problems.       

 

Syllabus

This is a very practical course, however it is vitally important that the skills gained are founded upon a good understanding of sound, evidence based theory, both are therefore included in the course syllabus.

Module 1 - Anatomy & Physiology

u     the human body & how it works

u     basic human needs

 

Module 2 - Ageing & Disease

u     the effects of ageing

u     diseases & conditions associated with ageing

u     relevant medications

u     promoting safety in the home & the prevention of accidents 

 

Module 3 - Evidence Based Exercise

u     promoting an active lifestyle

u     principles of exercise

u     evidence based exercise for people with ongoing health conditions & diseases including frequent falls, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, includes the FaME and Otago programmes and an introduction to Tai Chi exercises

u     planning to teach a range of safe & simple exercises to older people

u     teaching a range of safe & simple exercises to older people

u     evaluating the session and own performance

 

Module 4 - The Tool Kit

u     communication skills

u     equality & diversity

u     data protection

u     health, safety & risk assessment

u     basic first aid

u     CPR skills

u     manual handling

u     business awareness - staying within the law 

  

Qualifications

This qualification is divided into two parts.    Students may opt to study part 1 only in order to meet their educational and professional needs.   However, students are encouraged to progress to part 2 and so gain the knowledge and skills required to give advice and guidance to older people with a wide range of health and fitness needs.    

 

Part 1

This focuses on the needs of the frail, less active and mobile older person and the prevention of falls and injuries. 

 

Students who study part 1 only will gain the Certificate in Teaching Evidence Based Exercise to Older People and will be qualified to teach a range of safe, suitable and evidence based exercises in a chair based exercise session:

u     that will help improve / maintain muscular strength and endurance, mobility, independence, balance and co-ordination and prevent falls and injuries

u     to frail older people

u     to people who have suffered a stroke  

 

Part 2

This focuses on the needs of the more active and able older person with particular reference to cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.

Students who progress to part two will gain the full Diploma in Teaching Evidence Based Exercise to Older People and will also be qualified to prescribe and teach a range of safe, suitable and evidence based exercises:

u     suitable for Phase lV Cardiac Rehabilitation

u     designed specifically to meet the needs of people suffering with high risk diseases and conditions associated with ageing, for example, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity

u     that will help reduce intermittent claudication

u     that will help reduce risk factors associated with ill health by improving general health, strength mobility and independence

u     suitable for active older people suffering with low risk conditions and diseases associated with ageing

 

Assessments

Ongoing Assessments:

These will be made throughout the course to ensure that all students gain knowledge, understanding and competence - pass or fail will not be an issue. 

u     quizzes

u     group activities

u     problem solving

u     case studies

u     assessing a persons level of health and fitness

u     multi choice question tests

 

Final Assessments:

There are no final assessments for applicants wishing to attend for personal interest only and who do not require a formal qualification. 

Students requiring a formal qualification will be required to pass the following assessments:

 

At the end of Part 1:

u     preparation of a 1 hour seated exercise session for less active and able older people which includes exercises to prevent falls and injuries

u     teaching part of the prepared session

u     multiple choice question paper

 

At the end of Part 2:

u     preparation of a 1 hour exercise to music / circuit training session which is suitable for Phase lV Cardiac Rehabilitation

u     teaching part of the prepared session

u     multiple choice question paper

 

Additional assessments where required:

u     first aid & CPR

u     healthier food and special diets

 

Cost & Dates

Bournemouth Course Dates

(Fully taught course - particularly suitable for applicants with little or no up-to-date knowledge of the subjects to be covered)

 

Tuesday 28th September 2010 - Tuesday 19th July 2011

 

Venue

St Swithun's Centre

Gervis Road

Bournemouth

BH1 3ED

(Just 5 minutes walk from Bournemouth train & bus stations)

(Map)

 

Hours

9.00 - 4.00

 

Cost

The course fees and methods of payment for this course & venue are as follows:

u     one payment of £750

or

u     two payments of £400

or

u     two payments of £205 to be paid before the commencement of the course + 4 monthly payments of £100 to be paid during the first term

or

u     two payments of £205 to be paid before the commencement of the course + 10 weekly payments of £40 to be paid during the first term

 

These includes all tuition fees, course materials and Younger 4 Longer Assessment fee.

 

Some funding may be available to help towards the cost of the training.

 

Life Enrichment Facilitator for Older People Diploma

This short professional course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing Accreditation Unit and is ideal for anyone who works with, or plans to work with, older people in a range of community based settings.

 

Course Aims

This course will give caring people the knowledge, competence and confidence required to:

u     set up and run new community groups for older people in their church, village or community hall, including new luncheon clubs & new exercise groups

u     ensure that they meet the requirements of the law

u     develop the provision of existing community groups

u     assess a persons levels of general health, fitness and lifestyle

 

And to offer some or all of the following:

u     safe, simple yet effective evidence based exercise advice to older people that will help to prevent falls and injuries and help improve and maintain the health, strength, mobility and independence

u     fun and social interaction, e.g. 'Holiday in the Hall', day trips, tea dances

u     lifelong learning opportunities, e.g. through participation in the 'Dark Horse Project' and the 'Younger for Longer Award'

u     simple health checks, e.g. monitoring of blood pressure

u     gentle advice and guidance concerning changes required for a more healthy lifestyle

u     pastoral care

u     opportunities for older people to help enrich the lives of others

 

By doing this, countless numbers of older people will be assisted to live life to the full and avoid the loneliness, isolation, low self esteem, ill health, falls, injuries, loss of mobility and independence that might otherwise be theirs.  They will know that they are valued, loved and cared for, and will have the opportunity to show that they still have an important role to play in the community.

 

Syllabus

This is a very practical course, however it is vitally important that the skills gained are founded upon a good understanding of sound, evidence based theory, both are therefore included in the course syllabus.

 

Module 1 - Anatomy & Physiology

u     the human body & how it works

u     basic human needs

u     introduction to good nutrition & healthy eating 

 

Module 2 - Ageing & Disease

u     the effects of ageing

u     diseases & conditions associated with ageing

u     relevant medications

u     promoting safety in the home & the prevention of accidents

 

Module 3 - Promoting Health, Strength & Independence

u     promoting an active lifestyle

u     principles of exercise

u     evidence based exercise for people with ongoing health conditions & diseases including frequent falls, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, includes the FaME and Otago programmes and an introduction to Tai Chi exercises

u     planning to teach a range of safe & simple exercises to older people

u     teaching a range of safe & simple exercises to older people

u     evaluating the session and own performance

 

 Module 4 - Promoting Lifelong Learning

u     can older people really learn new things?

u     promoting lifelong learning

u     overcoming barriers to learning

u     learning styles

u     identifying interests

u     teaching / learning strategies

u     providing suitable and worthwhile learning opportunities

 

Module 5 - Promoting Spiritual,  Social & Emotional Well-being

u     providing opportunities to express spiritual beliefs

u     providing opportunities for pastoral care & counselling

u     dying, bereavement and the grieving process

u     providing opportunities for exciting and fun packed social interaction

u     providing opportunities to promote feelings of belonging, worth and having a role in life

 

Module 6 - The Tool Kit

u     communication skills

u     equality & diversity

u     data protection

u     health, safety & risk assessment

u     basic first aid

u     CPR skills

u     essential food hygiene

u     manual handling

u     business awareness - staying within the law

 

Qualifications

Life Enrichment Facilitator for Older People Diploma

This will be awarded to students who successfully complete all units of Parts 1 & 2, take part in all course activities and complete the ongoing and practical assessments to a satisfactory standard.

The full Life Enrichment Facilitator Diploma includes the opportunity to gain the following qualifications which will be useful in a wide range of settings:

 

Complete Emergency Life Support, CPR & First Aid

This qualification is a must for anyone working with older people in the community.   It enables student to gain good life-saving skills along with a good working knowledge of first aid treatment for a wide range of serious and minor illnesses, conditions and accidents.

 

Level 2 Award in Health Promotion

This qualification is ideal for anyone who is involved in health-related occupations and for carers, community workers, fitness trainers.   It provides a good understanding and skills required to promote a healthy lifestyle.

 

Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets

This qualification is ideal for anyone involved in catering, food and health-related occupations, and also to carers, community workers, fitness trainers and other individuals that have a role in the promotion of health.   It provides a good understanding of the role of nutrition in the maintenance of good health, along with the basic principles of nutrition which underpin the production of healthy food and the preparation of special diets.

 

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

This qualification is ideal for anyone who handles any type of food which is to be eaten by others.   It provides a knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems.

 

Assessments

Ongoing Assessments:

These will be made throughout the course to ensure that all students gain knowledge, understanding and competence - pass or fail will not be an issue. 

u     quizzes

u     group activities

u     problem solving

u     case studies

u     assessing a persons level of health and fitness

u     preparing and giving a short presentation

u     multi choice question tests

u     preparing and providing an opportunity for older people to help enrich the lives of others - this may be an individual or group project

u     organising and supervising a day trip to a place of interest or a social activity of your choice for local older people - this may be an individual or group project

u     organising a learning opportunity for older people in your locality - this may be an individual or group project

 

Final Assessments:

There are no final assessments for applicants wishing to attend for personal interest only and who do not require a formal qualification. 

Students requiring a formal qualification will be required to pass the following assessments:

 

At the end of Part 1:

u     preparation of a 1 hour seated exercise session for less active and able older people which includes exercises to prevent falls and injuries

u     teaching part of the prepared session

u     multiple choice question paper

 

At the end of Part 2:

u     preparation of a 1 hour exercise to music / circuit training session which is suitable for Phase lV Cardiac Rehabilitation

u     teaching part of the prepared session

u     multiple choice question paper

 

Additional assessments where required:

u     first aid & CPR

u     level 2 health & safety in the workplace

u     level 2 food safety in catering 

u     level 2 healthier food and special diets

u     level 2 health promotion

 

Cost & Dates

Bournemouth Course Dates

(Fully taught course - particularly suitable for applicants with little or no up-to-date knowledge of the subjects to be covered)

 Tuesday 28th September 2010 - Tuesday 19th July 2011

 

Venue

St Swithun's Centre

Gervis Road

Bournemouth

BH1 3ED

(Just 5 minutes walk from Bournemouth train & bus stations)

(Map)

 

Hours

9.00 - 5.00

 

Cost

The course fees and methods of payment for this course & venue are as follows:

u     one payment of £799

or

u     two payments of £425

or

u     two payments of £220 to be paid before the commencement of the course + 4 monthly payments of £100 to be paid during the first term

 or

u     two payments of £220 to be paid before the commencement of the course + 10 weekly payments of £40 to be paid during the first term

 

These includes all tuition fees, course materials and Younger 4 Longer Assessment fee.

Some funding may be available to help towards the cost of the training.

Plus additional assessment fees for external examinations (as & when required)

 

u     Level 2 Award in Healthier Food & Special Diets                  -   £12.50

               

u     Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering                              -   £11.50

 

u     Level 2 Award in Health Promotion                                         -   £60.00

                           

u     Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Work Place            -   £12.50

 

Complete First Aid

This course is suitable for all people wishing to gain the knowledge, competence and confidence required to provide emergency life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid.  

The course is based on the most recent edition of the First Aid Manual (currently the 9th edition) and will cover the following:

u     duties of a first aider

u     the first aid kit and other resources

u     maintaining accurate records

u     managing an incident

u     assessing a casualty

u     the unconscious casualty

u     medical emergencies

u     conditions affecting the respiratory system

u     conditions affecting the circulatory system

u     conditions affecting the nervous system

u     injuries to bones, joints & muscles

u     burns & scalds

u     the effects of heat & cold

u     foreign objects, poisoning, bites & stings

u     techniques and equipment

 

Duration of the Course

The course will last for 20 hours

 

Assessments

As well as the ongoing assessment of knowledge and skills gained, you will be required to take part in incident role plays in order to demonstrate an active knowledge of current recommendations concerning CPR, emergency life support and first aid treatment.   There will be three parts to the assessment:

u     cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin - the assessor will act as a willing bystander

u     the management of an unconscious but breathing casualty - no help will be available

u     the correct treatment of a casualty suffering with one or more of the following:

P     medical emergency

P     severe bleeding

P     shock

P     severe burn

P     choking

P     sprain or strain

A first aid box will be available and the assessor will be a willing bystander

 

Cost   £60

 

Royal Society for Public Health Courses

These are embedded into the Life Enrichment course but additional RSPH courses are run according to local demand.  

If you would like to attend one of the following courses please contact Younger 4 Longer Training to discuss your requirements.           

 

u     R.S.P.H. Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

This qualification is ideal for anyone who handles any type of food which is to be eaten by others.   It provides a knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems.    

Cost - £55.00 this includes tuition fees, course materials and assessment fees.

 

u     R.S.P.H.  Level 2 Award in Healthier Food & Special Diets

This qualification is ideal for anyone involved in catering, food and health-related occupations, and also to carers, community workers, fitness trainers and other individuals that have a role in the promotion of health.   It provides a good understanding of the basic principles of nutrition which underpin the production of healthy food and preparation of special diets, and the key role of nutrition in health.

Cost - £55.00 this includes tuition fees, course materials and assessment fees.

 

u     R.S.P.H. Level 2 Award in Health Promotion

This qualification is ideal for anyone who is involved in health-related occupations and for carers, community workers, fitness trainers.   It provides a good understanding and skills required to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Cost - £280.00 this includes tuition fees, course materials and assessment fees.

 

u     R.S.P.H.  Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Work Place

This qualification will provide the knowledge and understanding required to identify potential hazards to health and safety in the workplace.   It will enable a person to maintain the safety of themselves and others.

Cost - £55.00 this includes tuition fees, course materials and assessment fees.              

 

Partners

Younger 4 Longer Training has been delighted to receive support and encouragement from several organisations, we thank them all most sincerely for their expertise, support and generosity.  

Our partners include:

Help the Aged

The Royal College of Nursing

The Royal Society for Public Health

Poole Adult Learning

Citygate Church, Bournemouth

The Co-operative Foundation

The Anchor Foundation

East Dorset District Council

The Seedbed Trust - an anonymous group who kindly donated £5,000 to be used as required in the training of volunteers.    

 

About Us

Younger 4 Longer Training is a 'Not-for-Profit' training provider which grew out of the successful community based 'Younger 4 Longer' © exercise programme.   Our courses are designed specifically for caring people who work, or plan to work with, older people in a variety of settings: paid employment, voluntary work or family carers.   In the event of income exceeding expenditure the excess is sent to charities working with disadvantaged children and older people un the UK and overseas

The Younger 4 Longer Exercise Programme was set up in Wimborne, Dorset, in January 2000 by a Registered Nurse who is also a specialist exercise instructor and personal trainer.   The number of classes in the programme rapidly increased to 16, totalling 321 participants, 88% of whom have continued attending long term.   There were also requests to run several additional classes within a 30 mile radius indicating the need to train more teachers.  

The Y4L programme offers a variety of exercise classes:  

u     seated classes for less active older people

u     exercise to prevent falls and injuries  

u     cardiac rehabilitation classes

u     circuit training sessions

u     exercise to music for active older people

 

In addition a variety of other opportunities are provided, for example:

u     learning new things, e.g. a number of older people have recently gained the OCN 'Learning Champions' certificate and two older people recently gained a certificate in Complete First Aid, Emergency Life Support & CPR

u     helping to enrich the lives of others, e.g., taking part in the 'Operation Christmas Child' appeal

u     day trips to parks, houses and places of interest

u     'bring & share' lunches and teas

u     'Carols by Candlelight' services at Christmas

 

 The sessions take place in a variety of venues:

u     private homes

u     retirement flats

u     sheltered accommodation

u     church and community halls 

u     luncheon clubs

 

The Increasing Need

It is well known that many older people in the UK live alone (Census 2001), and we are aware that our local programme is only reaching the tip of the iceberg.   As in many other countries, the average age of the population in the UK is increasing, in fact The World Health Organisation estimates that by the year 2020 there will be two billion people who are 60 years of age or more.   It is estimated that by the year 2050, for the first time in history, there will be more older people than children living on the earth (Laurence, 2006).

 

Research has shown that:

u     many older people in the UK today experience social isolation and an unnecessary decline in health and wellbeing. 25% of older people report that they have no close friends; 33% see the supermarket as being the best place to socialise; 1 in 5 older people eat their meals in the supermarket rather than eating alone at home (Age Concern, 2005)

u     studies by Help the Aged, 2007 revealed that one and a half million older people feel socially isolated, nearly 300,000 stating that they can go for a whole month without speaking to a member of the family or to a neighbour

 

Research has also shown that:

u     regular physical activity decreases the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity and also has a role in preventing falls among older people (Department of Health, 2007)

 

And evidence suggests that:

u     it is never too late for older people to learn (Age Concern, 2007)

 

However

Many older people in the UK lack the encouragement, motivation, transport or finances required to enjoy their lives to the full, for opportunities that are affordable, beneficial and of interest to older people are becoming more and more difficult to find.  

Younger 4 Longer Training has been established in order to help address this ever growing need.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to see an abundance of community groups, day centres and luncheon clubs across the UK where a wide range of needs are being met - physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual; where at least one member of staff has the knowledge, confidence and skills required to provide a range of activities that will enrich the lives of those in their care, improving health, quality of life and feelings of self worth. 

We will seek to realise this vision by:

u     offering good quality, evidence based training which has been designed specifically for those working with older people and which provides the knowledge, skills and confidence required to deliver this much needed service

u     adapting the training in order to meet the specific needs and requirements of individual applicants and care providers

u     seeking to attract funding which will help to keep the costs low

u     working in partnership with other organisations in order to maintain quality assurance

u     keeping our tutors and students up to date with the results of relevant research

 

Our Mission

We are passionate in our desire to train dedicated individuals who share our vision to promote the health and well-being of this valuable group in our society.   We believe that by working together, we will be able to guarantee easy access to opportunities that will help to maintain health, strength and independence, enhance feelings of self worth and enrich the lives of countless older people, thereby ensuring that no older person is forced to live a lonely, isolated life which is devoid of meaningful relationships.  

 

Our Values

Honesty - We found all of our activities on openness and honesty, believing that by cultivating honesty, each individual is given the strength to make difficult choices and to accept responsibility for the consequences of their own actions.

 

Trust - We believe that total honesty will encourage mutual trust to flourish, trust between tutors, students and the older people we serve; between Younger 4 Longer, employers and partnership organisations.    

 

Fairness - We are committed to ensuring that every individual, whether staff or student, is treated fairly at all times.

 

Respect - We believe that all students and staff must be treated with equal respect at all times; equality and diversity will be recognised, valued and promoted.   

 

Responsibility - We believe that all students and staff should take responsibility for their own behaviour and should seek to discourage all acts of bad behaviour or dishonesty.               

 

Our Policies

Equal Opportunities Statement

u     Younger 4 Longer welcomes people from all sections of the community, including adults of all ages, abilities, genders, colours, marital or parental status, faiths, political standing, social, economic or ethnic groups

u     Younger 4 Longer is based on Christian principles.   We are committed to recognising, valuing and promoting equality and diversity amongst all staff and students.   All staff and students will be treated with equal respect at all times   

u     Younger 4 Longer will not give preferential treatment to any person at any stage of the course, from the initial enquiry, through to the completion of the course.   It must be noted however that students with disabilities will only be able to receive the attendance certificate, as good health, strength and mental abilities are a requirement for all Life Enrichment Facilitators

u     Tutors will be employed according to subject qualifications, experience and ability to teach to an excellent standard; gender, colour, marital or parental status, political standing, social, economic or ethnic group will be of no concern

u     Personal harassment will not be tolerated at any time.   Sexist or racist behaviour or attitudes will be actively discouraged.   Any one displaying such unacceptable behaviour will be excluded from the course

 

Quality Assurance Statement

u     Younger 4 Longer is committed to providing an excellent training for voluntary and care workers that will benefit the student, the employer and the community

u     All course tutors will have, or be studying to gain, the Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, must register with the Institute for Learning and maintain their continuing professional development programme. 

u     All course tutors will have a high standard of achievement, demonstrated by their qualifications, experience and expertise

u     Nurse tutors will have good experience of, and be currently employed in, the care of older people

u     Exercise instructors will have good experience of, and be currently employed in teaching exercise to older people and will be entered at Level 4 on the Register of Exercise Professionals

u     First aid & CPR instructors will have an up to date First Aid at Work Certificate

u     All tutors will be required to maintain their own continuing professional development programme in teaching, exercise instruction and care skills in order to stay up to date with current advice and practice; evidence of this will be recorded in their personal files

u     All tutors will be observed while teaching by both internal and external assessors.  The giving of effective feed back will ensure that teaching remains at a high standard

 

Our Vacancies

We are currently working to expand our team of trainers in order to offer the course in other areas of the UK    Do you share our vision, mission and values?    Do you have one or more of the following qualifications?  

u     general nursing

u     health and social care

u     exercise to music instructor

u     fitness instructor

u     Extend teacher (or similar)

u     BACR phase lV exercise instructor

u     postural stability instructor

u     GP referral consultant

u     first aid at work

u     assessor

u     verifier

u     anatomy & physiology level 3 or above

u     human nutrition level 3 or above

u     supervising food safety level 3 or above

u     health & safety level 3 or above

u     pastoral care/counselling level 3 or above                                                                                                                                           

 

If yes, would you like to join our team of part time, freelance tutors?

All of our tutors must either hold, or be willing to study and gain the Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong. Learning Sector, must register with the Institute for Learning and maintain their continuing professional development programme. 

All of our tutors must have good experience of working with older people and be currently working with older people.

All of our tutors must be highly organised, self motivated and have a desire to teach others to serve older people.

All of our tutors must have their own insurance cover and professional indemnity.  

If you have the relevant qualifications and experience and are interested in joining our team of trainers. please email your CV to younger4longer@btinternet.com

 

Contact Us 

For more information, or to apply to join a course near you, please contact Younger 4 Longer Training by Email at:  younger4longer@btinternet.com  

 

Younger 4 Longer Training is ideal for anyone working with older people and provides good quality training courses: Evidence based exercise teacher training course for the prevention of falls, Evidence based exercise teacher training course for ageing for older populations, for elderly, Evidence based exercise teacher training course for phase lV cardiac rehabilitation, Evidence based exercise teacher training course for obesity and diabetes: Evidence based exercise to prevent falls and injuries for healthcare workers, Evidence based exercise to prevent falls and injuries for volunteers, Continuing professional development (CPD) courses for Exercise professionals, Continuing professional development (CPD) courses for fitness instructors, Continuing professional development (CPD) courses for healthcare professionals Continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses, Continuing professional development (CPD) for healthcare assistants.  Exercise Teacher Training for Care workers working with elderly people, giving care in the community, Exercise Teacher Training for Healthcare Professionals who work with older people, Exercise Teacher Training for Exercise Instructors needing to study for Continuing Professional Development, Exercise Teacher Training for Voluntary workers who work with older people in the community, Teaching Exercises to Prevent Falls and Injuries (ideal for nurses, healthcare assistants, other healthcare professionals, care workers, voluntary workers, exercise instructors, fitness instructors who work with older people in the home, in the community, in retirement or care homes), Teaching Exercises to Prevent Heart Attacks (ideal for nurses, healthcare assistants, other healthcare professionals, care workers, voluntary workers, exercise instructors, fitness instructors who work with older people in the home, in the community, in retirement or care homes), Teaching Exercises to Prevent Calf Pain (ideal for nurses, healthcare assistants, other healthcare professionals, care workers, voluntary workers, exercise instructors, fitness instructors who work with older people in the home, in the community, in retirement or care homes) Teaching Exercises to people with chronic health conditions and diseases associated with ageing (ideal for nurses, healthcare assistants, other healthcare professionals, care workers, voluntary workers, exercise instructors, fitness instructors who work with older people in the home, in the community, in retirement or care homes) Exercise Teacher Training for Individuals wanting to maintain their own health and fitness, Training for Churches wanting to serve older people in their community, Courses help care works to promote health, strength and mobility, promoting active lifestyle, independent living in the community, to reducing social isolation and promoting inclusiveness.  Find out more about our exercise teacher training course and the life enrichment facilitator course at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Congress and Exhibition 2010, taking place in the BIC, Bournemouth, Dorset

http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/congress/2010/exhibition/a-z