Chair-based Exercise Instructor Course

Did you know Amac have recently launched more chair-based fitness course options as part of their AllActive Range? AllActive courses are face-to-face training or e-learning qualifications developed to meet the training needs of the health, care or voluntary sectors as well as those working in the fitness industry.

See AllActive Website

Chair Based Exercise

Get the skills, knowledge and confidence to improve the quality of life for older adults with chair-based exercise classes. Start learning straight away using Amac’s specialised online resources. The ideal certification if you would like to plan and deliver group classes in your community.

You might already be a fitness instructor looking to adapt exercises to help older clients and build your REPs points. Perhaps you do not have any existing fitness qualifications but already work with older or frailer individuals. There are no formal prerequisites for this course but you do need to be over 16.

Amac have been running an online Chair-based Exercise Course for several years and worked with lots of organisations including: Corby Borough Council; Bury Council; The Stroke Association; Hastings Borough Council; and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Quick Overview

This Chair-based Exercise Instructor course can be completed online in approximately 6-10 hours. Alternatively, if you would prefer face-to-face training we can offer in-house training on request and discounts are available on group bookings.

Although there are no formal qualification prerequisites it is recommended that you understand the structure and function of body systems before undertaking this CBE course. If you have not studied this area before, or you need a refresher, you can browse the free resources on the Amac website.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
  • Understand the value of chair-based exercise with frailer, older adults
  • Plan and deliver chair-based exercise for frailer older adults

Delivery Format

Online Course

You can complete your CBE Instructor qualification online through AllActive’s interactive e-learning resources. You will find explanations, photographs and videos detailing how each component of your chair-based exercise session should be carried out, how each seated exercise should be performed and how to link all this knowledge together.

In-house training

If you are interested in a making group booking we can provide the CBE Instructor qualification as an in-house course and create bespoke training to meet your needs. We can offer discounts on group bookings.

Face-to-face Open Courses

Upcoming face-to-face open courses are running on the following dates 9.30am to 5.30pm:
Wednesday 4th December 2019 at London South Bank University, London
Wednesday 12th February 2020 at London South Bank University, London
Wednesday 11th March 2020 at Amac, Canterbury, Kent
Wednesday 29th April 2020 at London South Bank University, London
Wednesday 11th March 2020 at Amac, Canterbury, Kent
Wednesday 20th May 2020 at London South Bank University, London
Wednesday 24th June 2020 at London South Bank University, London


There is information available that can be used to help your organisation make a business case for this AllActive’s course. See Training Business Case for Chair-based Exercise Instructor.

‘This CBE course provided me with an exercise programme which I felt confident to start using the very next day with the older adults I work with. For me, our trainer role-modeled how best to work with people; inclusively, with warmth and humour, safely and knowledgeably.  One of the best training courses I’ve been on.’
Melissa, December 2018

Course Details

  • Amac Certificate in Chair-based Exercise Instructor
  • Entry requirements: Over 18.
  • Endorsed by Skills for Care and PD Approval (for REPs)
  • (Members of the Register of Exercise Professionals with Level 3 Older Adult can use these points towards their annual CPD requirement)

  • Online quiz that you will need to gain 18 marks out of 25 marks (70%) you may reattempt the quiz as many times as necessary if required
  • Online access will be provided for 90 days, this will allow you time to complete the course and revisit the training material even when you have passed the assessment and downloaded the certificate

The online course is assessed and automatically certified so a certificate can be downloaded. Amac can deliver this as an in-house course option for employers. Please enquire for further details.

Discounts available on group bookings – Request a quote today!

Chair-based Exercise Course- Book your place now!

£ Description Link to Payment
£228 Online course Book Now
£25 Hard-copy manual to accompany the online course (optional) Book Now
£264 Face-to-face course Book Now