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Exercise to music scheme in Sleaford helps promote healthy life

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: October 04, 2012

MUSIC SCHEME: Vitality classes have been accredited.

MUSIC SCHEME: Vitality classes have been accredited.

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AN exercise to music scheme in Sleaford has recently become accredited by a national training body enabling them to train teachers of physical activity for older adults and people with disabilities.

Vocational Training Charitable Trust has been in existence for more than 50 years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.

The trust has now awarded accreditation to Vitality which, endorsed by NHS Lincolnshire and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS), has been offering specially designed programmes of exercise for older people and people of any age with medical conditions for over three years.

Vitality project manager for Lincolnshire, Louise Thompson, said "We are delighted to have been approved as a training provider by VTCT and look forward to training individuals to deliver high quality exercise classes for older adults and adults with disabilities.

"We receive enquiries most days from people who would like us to deliver Vitality classes in their communities, but are unable to deliver everything ourselves, so we decided to train other individuals who will then be able to take classes where they are needed.

"We are grateful to NHS Lincolnshire who are helping individuals who live or work in Lincolnshire attend the courses by meeting 50 per cent of the course cost for 2013 which will make them much more affordable and encourage more delivery within the county."

The courses are ideal for people working within a leisure centre, a nursing or residential home, within a health based team or simply as a volunteer or self employed instructor.

Level 2 and Level 3 awards will provide you with the skills needed to deliver safe, effective and professional sessions making a real difference to the participants who attend them.

As well as the VTCT courses, there will be training days and networking sessions available in order that the professional development will continue and be supported.

Training sessions will take place in March, June, September and November at the Sleaford centre.

There is also the possibility of additional funding for individuals receiving certain benefits to help towards the cost of the course fees.

If you would like to book onto a course, contact the team on 01529 411194 or visit the website www.vitalitylincs.co.uk

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