A library of fast-track CPD+ courses will also be available completely free of charge. Self-assessment by multiple choice answers will help you move quickly through these, extracting the knowledge they contain.
Experts in the sports industry have spent many years investigating what gives some athletes a competitive advantage. Many sportspeople now use psychology to prepare for events and overcome mental obstacles. Coaches also play a key role in training. The support, advice and encouragement they offer is often an essential factor in a client’s victory.
Sports psychologists work with both individuals and teams to improve their performance. This qualification is designed to benefit coaches and sportspeople, by suggesting a formula for success. Combining mind exercises with case studies, the course provides the information you need to advise clients.
You’ll study a range of modules which consider factors that can affect performance, including environment and experience level. Develop the skills to motivate a client, encourage them to learn from defeat and help them to handle pressure. Units will also explore physical problems such as muscle fatigue and how to identify signs of injury.
Study through distance learning and build the knowledge base to start a career as a sports psychologist. With our flexible course, you can design your own schedule and complete units from home, supported by a personal tutor.
Joseph Pilates developed his exercise regime to connect the body and mind. The Pilates system is designed to improve posture, increase endurance and create a sense of wellbeing. A favourite of gymnasts, dancers and Hollywood stars, it helps participants to build core strength.
This course will train you to become a professional Pilates instructor. Learn how to lead classes and teach complete body conditioning routines. You can work towards a new career from home, without giving up your job. Adding a Pilates qualification to your CV will expand your opportunities in the fitness industry or help you to set up your own business.
A range of units explore the history of Pilates and its benefits. You’ll gain the knowledge you need to integrate over 100 exercises into your classes. The course provides an insight into the physical effects of Pilates, with modules covering basic anatomy and techniques for avoiding injury. Learn how to tailor routines to be safe for older people and pregnant women. The programme will also give you the skills to find clients and control your classes.
The beauty sector is worth £17 billion in the UK and continues to grow. Despite the demand for beauty treatments, most new businesses fail within the first year. Find out how to run a successful salon with a course that explores best practice. The Beauty Salon Management Professional Diploma has been developed with the support of high profile figures in the industry, who have first-hand experience of managing and running a business.
The course considers what it takes to lead both large and small companies, including effective management techniques and knowledge of enterprise. You’ll build the skills to improve the performance of a salon business, giving you the confidence to start or grow your own company. Course content uses National Occupational Standards from SFEDI (Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative), HABIA (Hair and Beauty Industry Association) and MSC (Management Standards Centre), to provide the tools you need to set up a salon.
Study this distance learning qualification from home, to fit around your schedule. Train with the support of a personal tutor, there to help via phone, email and Skype.
Gel nails are the solution to chipped nail polish that the beauty industry has been looking for. Unlike acrylic polishes, nail gel is set under a UV or LED lamp, providing a flawless finish for up to three weeks. This relatively new procedure is already in high demand, so skills in nail art can help you to capture your share of the beauty market.
The Nail Art and Design Diploma is a practical course that provides a step-by-step guide to applying nail gel and adding designs. Find out how to draw delicate patterns with a gel art striper brush, before the nail is set. The course will also give you an introduction to the anatomy of the hand and how to follow health and safety procedures as you work with clients.
This qualification will give you the knowledge you need to be successful as a nail technician. Learn how to put people at ease during a consultation and how communication can keep clients coming back. You’ll also take a module on marketing techniques, so you’re ready to hit the ground running when you start your own business.
Studying through distance learning will give you the flexibility to train for a new career, while you keep working. You’ll benefit from the support of a personal tutor, who will give you advice and encouragement throughout the course.
Many women see nail treatments as an affordable luxury. The rise of tutorial videos on social media channels has only increased the popularity of nail art. Take the opportunity to find your niche in the beauty industry.
This course has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills you need to start a career as a qualified nail technician. The flexible distance learning programme allows you to study from home, without giving up your job. Once the course is complete, you can take out professional indemnity insurance, enabling you to work in a salon, nail bar or from home.
Combining units on acrylic and gel nails with manicure training, the Nail Technician Professional Diploma will give you the confidence to offer a complete range of services. The course contains step-by-step guidance on how to prepare the nail and apply products. You’ll also discover how to advise clients on nail maintenance and how to repair a damaged nail.
As a nail technician, you’ll be working with clients of all ages. You need to understand the structure of skin and nails, which will help you to identify any disorders. The course will also train you to follow health and safety requirements, to avoid the risk of infection.