Become a Steady and Strong Instructor

Do you have a passion to support older people in your community?

As a freelance Steady and Strong instructor, you will receive:

  • A contribution towards your training qualification
  • A financial contribution to setting up your classes
  • Marketing and promotional support with free posters, flyers and social media advertising
  • A community of practice with two annual professional development workshops
  • Networking opportunities between NHS and community instructors.

The programme offers three routes to join our workforce of freelance Steady and Strong instructors across the county. The three options have been designed to reach older people in Hampshire and ensure they are supported by the right professional, in the right programme, at the right time for them.

My class members love the fact that they are learning evidence-based movements whilst dancing to their favourite music. They enjoy practising at home and telling me about their little weekly wins in strength and balance.
Steady and Strong Dance instructor
Become a Steady and Strong Instructor

The next Steady and Strong Otago Exercise Leader Award training course with Later Life Training is now open for booking and will be held in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Key dates:

  • Online training will open from Friday 9 February 2024 (8 to 12 hours of work).
  • Face-to-face course dates are Friday 8 March AND Saturday 9 March 2024.
  • Face-to-face assessment day will be on either Saturday 6 April OR Sunday 7 April 2024. All face-to-face days will run from 8:55am to 5:15pm.

For further information and to book, please email [email protected].

To be eligible you will:

Become a Steady and Strong Dance Instructor

To be eligible you will:

Become a Steady and Strong Music Instructor

To be eligible you will be:

  • A qualified Exercise Instructor (Level 2 or above) or meet the criteria outlined on the Later Life Training Otago Exercise Programme eligibility website.
  • Hold a Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification.
  • Hold appropriate and current insurance to run Steady and Strong with Music classes in community settings for older people.
  • Hold an appropriate Performing Right Society (PRS) music license.

To find out more about becoming an instructor, please email [email protected].

List of Steady and Strong classes.

Steady and Strong dance programme