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COVID Confident – COVID-19 Recovery Course

Play your part in helping the nation to recover from the effects of COVID-19.

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COVID Confident – COVID-19 Recovery Course

£45.00 £99.00

All you need to do is complete the home study assessments, there's no practical attendance required.

A ground-breaking new programme written and presented by clinical experts, this course has been specifically designed to assist fitness instructors and personal trainers to better support their clients struggling with the effects of COVID-19.

  • Course type

    Online training course

  • Time to qualify

    Approximately 1-week

  • Entry requirements


  • Accreditations

Learn More About This COVID Confident Course


Today’s exercise and fitness professionals will play a crucial role in helping the nation to recover following the COVID-19 pandemic.

This COVID Confident – COVID-19 Recovery Course has been specifically designed by leading epidemiologists and is presented through a combination of eLearning and video lectures. The eLearning will walk you through all of the knowledge and understanding you will need to work effectively in the fitness industry once the sector reopens.

There are also a number of engaging and insightful video lectures presented by a GP and clinical exercise specialist, to explain how to structure and tailor an exercise programme to meet the needs of those clients affected physically, mentally, and emotionally by the effects of COVID-19.

The course also includes specific information about managing risks in the workplace, including the necessary steps you will need to take in order to reduce those risks, for yourself, your clients, and your colleagues.

We understand that currently, information on coronavirus and COVID-19 changes fast and the guidance from Government and other agencies is frequently updated. We have developed this course with this in mind and have ensured that this course content is evidence based. We will however continue to update this programme as things progress further.

What You'll Learn

This COVID Confident – COVID-19 Recovery Course is split into 5 separate units and comprises of eLearning activities, knowledge checks and online quizzes, to test your knowledge along the way.

Unit 1: Introduction to COVID-19

What precisely is coronavirus and COVID-19 | Prevalence and incidence of COVID-19 | Transmission of COVID-19 (How coronavirus is spread) | Protecting yourself and others

Unit 2: Pathophysiology and Treatment of COVID-19

Viral stages and progression | Physiology of long COVID | Common signs and symptoms | Common signs and symptoms | Acute and chronic responses to the virus | Medical complications associated with COVID-19 | Treatment strategies and medical interventions | Risk factors (modifiable and non-modifiable)

Unit 3: Managing COVID-19 in the Workplace

Key roles and responsibilities | Managing risks in the workplace | The importance of ongoing professional development | Staying COVID secure and compliant | Infection prevention and management strategies

Unit 4: Recovering from COVID-19

Physiological, psychological, mental, emotional, and social effects of COVID-19 | Risk stratification approaches to clients affected by COVID-19 | Lifestyle strategies to improve health and wellbeing outcomes post-COVID-19 | Exercise interventions to promote recovery and resilience | Exercise programming guidelines

Unit 5: Staying up to Date on COVID-19 Matters

Credible sources of further information | Recognising fake news and propaganda | References and further reading

How You'll be Assessed

Each of the units presented in this course includes learning checks that are seamlessly embedded into the course content to consolidate your learning and understanding.
When you get to the end of each unit, you’ll be required to take a short online quiz to assess your knowledge and understanding. You’ll be presented with 10 questions in each section and you will need to answer all of these correctly to pass the unit.

Once you get to the end of the course and you have completed all of the assessments, you’ll get instant access to your digital certificate.

Entry Requirements

This course has been written for qualified exercise professionals across a variety of disciplines (gym, exercise to music, Pilates, Yoga).

We therefore strongly advise that you have, as a minimum, a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction to enrol on this course.

Course Timetable

This course is delivered entirely online and you can study and learn at your own pace. The course will take the average learner 6-7 hours to complete, although you can take your time and re-complete elements if you wish to do so.

From the point of enrolment, you’ll automatically receive 6 months to complete this course online. This will give you plenty of time to progress through the online content and assessments.

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