Level 1 » Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator Training Programme

  • What does the training qualify me to do?

    Becoming a Brain Gym Movement Facilitator qualifies you to deliver the 26 Brain Gym activities at a professional level to groups and individuals in any setting you choose. On completion of training as a Movement Facilitator you will know how to:

    • effectively use and adapt the activities for a wide variety of ages, physical, social and cognitive abilities
    • be confident and familiar with the basic concepts of the Brain Gym module of the Educational Kinesiology programme
    • understand the sensory development background and aims of the programme
    • communicate clearly the ethos of the programme, such as the drawing out model, and demonstrate it in their teaching practice

    This experience base is essential in order to understand, respect and carry out the core perspectives of the Brain Gym programme when using the Brain Gym activities. It is equally important that as a Movement Facilitator you have a conceptual understanding of why you are using the activities that can be clearly and knowledgeably communicated to the public. To meet a high professional conceptual and practical standard, the Brain Gym Movement Facilitator training package comprises a mixture of practical and theoretical training, culminating in an accreditation course.

    Comparison of the Brain Gym 101 foundation course and Brain Gym Movement Facilitator training

    Brain Gym 101

    • Open to all – no prior qualification needed
    • A student level training
    • Can use the procedures and activities with family and friends and within your exisiting professional remit
    • Cannot use the Brain Gym trademark or advertise yourself as professionally qualified to use the programme

    Brain Gym Movement Facilitator

    • Training pre-requisites: Brain Gym 101 and Sensory Development module (or equivalent prior learning)
    • Professional Level 1 qualification
    • Can teach the Brain Gym activities in your choice of professional context, outside your immediate work setting
    • Can present yourself as qualified to teach the Brain Gym activities
    Key programme details
    Class hours
    117 hours + adult teaching qualification



    Delivery mode

    Mixed mode:

    • Classroom – practical, experiential

    • Theoretical – case studies

    • Background – home study/online



    Fees

    Contact your chosen Instructor for individual course fees

    General fees and package payment information

    Qualification level
    Brain Gym Movement Facilitator
    Professional Level 1



    Location and dates

    Find course dates and booking details for the UK & Ireland

    Register for Sensory Development Module



    Pathway to:

    Educational Kinesiology Consultant
    Professional Level 2

     

    Key outcomes
    • Teach the movements to a wide audience, confident that you are thoroughly prepared and know what your are doing and why you are doing it
    • An in-depth grounding in the best way to do the movements and how to adapt them for your setting and to a wide range of student abilities
    • Benefit from evaluated practice with experienced Instructors both in the classroom and through case studies
    • Discover the physiological context of the Brain Gym movements and how they relate to motor development
    • Study the sensory background to the movements in your own time and at your own pace and confirm your understanding with an online assessment
    • Become an informed and creative Brain Gym Movement Facilitator, able to customise your skills to benefit many environments
  • What will I learn on the programme?

    On the training to become a Brain Gym Movement Facilitator you will learn how to:

    • Teach the 26 Brain Gym activities to groups or individuals in settings of your choice
    • Deliver the training with a sound grasp of the main concepts underlying and expressed in the Brain Gym programme

    Before attending the course, it is anticipated that you will have a good working knowledge of the Brain Gym activities, as well as ideas and experience of how to adapt them to the abilities and needs of your students.

    Qualification pathway (total 117 hours)

    Courses

    Licence and membership

    • Signature of a Sub-licence with the Educational Kinesiology Trust
    • Professional membership of the Educational Kinesiology Trust
    • Certificate of Professional Insurance

    Additional qualification

    • Adult teaching qualification, eg PTTLS or CTTLS

    Sensory Development Module

    This home study can be completed in your own time and has 4 elements. The module qualifies for prior learning exemption, contact us to find out more.

    • The eye and visual processing
    • The ear and auditory processing
    • Motor development and childhood reflexes
    • Assessment

    Register for the Sensory Development module.

    Do you have any further questions?

    If you have any questions, contact one of the Faculty Members (Kay McCarroll or Niki Honoré) who will be happy to discuss them with you. Alternatively you can phone us on 0845 539 0312 or email us.

    Key information about this course

    56 hours

    Class time

    55%

    Practical

    45%

    Concepts & background

    61 hours

    Home study

    Gateway to:

    Educational Kinesiology Consultant
    Professional Level 2

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