This innovative qualification, the first of its kind in the UK active leisure sector, has been designed to address government priorities around improving the health of the nation. It does this by facilitating increased levels of physical activity in sedentary populations using a community based approach.

The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to become community activators and support members of their community adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles.

Moreover, it empowers learners to support behaviour change at an individual level in the adoption and maintenance of a more active lifestyle and signposting them to further opportunities and support.


By the end of the course the learners will know:

– how to profile and establish the needs of a target community
– how to identify the opportunities for physical activity in their community
– how to engage individuals and groups in physical activity coaching and supporting change
– what factors affect health and in relation to physical activity
– how to assess an individual’s suitability to participate in physical activity
– how to prepare, deliver and evaluate physical activity sessions
– how to lead physical activity sessions

The course will be delivered using a mixture of lesson based learning, research tasks, group presentations, physical activity workshops and much more.

This is an exciting course that could be the stepping stone in to a community based role, an opportunity in which to up-skill within the leisure industry or a chance to get involved in local community initiatives.


The course fee is £250.00 but discounts on the course are available via a Volunteer Bursary Scheme (V.B.S.) linked through our community groups. If you would like to become a volunteer please call the number below as we do have funding for people that have the passion for community engagement but don’t have the funding to pay for the course.

If you are based in Exeter, we have been funded by various Devon County Councillors to train volunteers in their specific wards. Please contact us if you would like to find out if your councillor has supported us.

Course Dates: 17th & 18th October 

  • Coursework – completed as part of your studies
  • Practical examination- completed as part of your voluntary placement delivering in the community


St Thomas Methodist Church

To Apply

Application form.

For information on booking your place or registering for block booking please  email: freemoovement@hotmail.com or call 07709300765.

If you would like to talk to the course tutor please also call the number above.