Activities & Exercise

This comprehensive training resource highlights the importance of activities and exercise to general wellbeing.

Everyone has different capabilities, needs, likes and dislikes. It’s important that you understand how to identify these and use them to help inform your choice of activities and exercise for those in your care. This maximises the benefits and, most importantly, provides a positive, person-centred approach.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 80 to 90 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • The benefits of an active lifestyle
  • Reasons for not exercising
  • Signs that someone is unfit
  • Increasing activity levels
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Activities assessment
  • Medical conditions & exercise
  • Types of exercise
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Isometric exercise
  • Isotonic exercise
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strength exercises
  • Weight training
  • Balance training
  • Considerations when planning
  • Equipment
  • Pain when exercising
  • Warming up & cooling down
  • Walking & running
  • Cycling
  • Yoga & pilates
  • Swimming & water aerobics
  • Range of Motion exercises
  • Chair exercises
  • Games
  • Encouraging exercise
  • Benefits of regular exercise
  • Purpose of activities
  • Types of activities
  • Themes for activities
  • Benefits of activities
  • Sensory rooms
  • Reminiscence
  • Pets as Therapy
  • Reviewing activities