One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime therefore it is very likely that a considerable number of clients in private gyms and leisure centres will have had a cancer diagnosis.
This Core Training Course, developed and piloted by Professor Anna Campbell MBE, is designed to help most gym staff to become “cancer friendly”.
This training is to ensure that if any clients at reception or in the gym or at a specific class mention that they had or have cancer – the trained staff will be equipped with sufficient knowledge and communication skills to ensure that the client is safe to continue with their proposed exercise programme. Equally important, participants on this course will learn when they are NOT appropriately trained to work with particular cancer patients and when they need to contact a CanRehab qualified specialist exercise instructor for advice and / or should refer clients to the appropriate health professional.
This is a tutor led synchronous live online or face to face one day course. Totally learning hours including revision and preparation time is 14 hours, seven of which are face-to-face with tutor.
Endorsed with 10 CIMSPA Points
This is course is designed for all staff at a leisure centres or gyms who may engage with clients who have been diagnosed with cancer.
One day of live teaching either online or face to face.
- If delivered as a commissioned course in the workplace as face to face training, a suitable lecture room with audio-visual equipment is required.
- Live tutor led online training: to fully interact in this course when delivered live online, students should have access to stable internet connection and be reasonably competent with working with online documents and have ZOOM installed. You are expected to attend every session and interact with the group.
This Core Cancer Support Course is designed
- To provide information and skills to ensure that if any clients (at reception, the spa, in the gym or at a specific exercise class) mention that they had or have cancer – your staff will be equipped with sufficient knowledge to ask the basic and appropriate questions to ensure that the client is safe to start or continue with their proposed exercise/treatment.
- Participants on the course will also learn when they are NOT appropriately trained to work with particular cancer patients and when they need to contact a Level 4 CanRehab qualified instructor for advice and / or they should refer clients to the appropriate health professional.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Describe in basic terms how does a cell become cancerous
List the main causes of cancer
List the most common cancers for men and women
List the cancers with highest and lowest survival rates
Understand the five main cancer treatments?
Comprehend the relevant side effects of cancer treatments with reference to exercise
Confidently and sensitively discuss issues related to exercise and cancer with clients
Judge if is it safe for them to attend a gym/class/ spa session or treatment
Determine when I client should be referred to CanRehab Specialist Instructor in Cancer and Exercise?
When should a client be referred to a health professional?
Assessment is by an online MCQ to be completed within a specified timescale from the end of the course.
This course can be commissioned as in house training and cost will be dependent on number of attendees.