Parkour / Freerunning is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body, principally through running, jumping, climbing and quadrupedal movement. In practice it focuses on developing the fundamental attributes required for such movement, which include functional strength and fitness, balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, precision, control and creative vision.

Learners will cover:
  • anatomy and physiology including:
    – the heart and circulatory system
    – the respiratory system
    – structure and function of the skeleton
    – musculoskeletal system
    – postural and core stability
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • understand the difference between Parkour for fitness and Parkour as a sport
  • understand the functional elements of Parkour fitness
  • understand anatomy and biomechanics in relation to Parkour fitness
  • understand how to plan Parkour fitness sessions
  • be able to plan safe and effective Parkour fitness sessions
  • be able to prepare self, participants and equipment for Parkour fitness sessions
  • be able to instruct and evaluate a  Parkour fitness sessions
  • be able to support participants taking part in Parkour fitness sessions

Learner prerequisites

  • None
Mandatory units Credit GLH
Principles of exercise, fitness and health 4 28
Anatomy and physiology for exercise 6 41
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity 2 13
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment 2 16
The principles of Parkour/Freerunning fitness 3 13
Planning Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions 4 24
Instructing Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions 6 37
  • multiple choice examination
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical demonstration/assignment
Qualification fee
 Certificate In Instructing Parkour/Freerunning Fitness Training £70
Unit fee
 Principles of exercise, fitness and health £15
Anatomy and physiology for exercise £15
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity £15
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment £15
 The principles of Parkour/Freerunning fitness £15
 Planning Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions £15
Instructing Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions £15
Online resources
Mandatory Units eLearning – hosted £59
Mandatory Units eLearning – content only From £1699

There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • A level 3 Diploma in Parkour/Freerunning for Fitness Training is scheduled for development in 2014