Do I need any experience or qualifications before doing the course?
It is preferable to be Level 2 gym qualified or have at least two years of experience teaching boxing/martial arts. There is a pre-requisite online course exam to complete to show you have an understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology, all of this information is covered in the Boxology® book you receive prior to the course, so it’s necessary to read the book before you attend. You must receive a 60% pass before you attend the course. You will also need to fill out online forms for registration, PAR Q and informed consent forms.
Where and when will the courses take place?
Are Boxology® Academy courses recognised?
Yes, they a recognised by Active IQ; one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector. Active IQ is recognised and regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCE. Active IQ certifications act as a benchmark for quality and credibility for Boxology® and students of Boxology® (https://www.activeiq.co.uk), Chartered Institute for the Management for Sport and Physical Activity: CIMSPA, a professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector (https://www.cimspa.co.uk) and the British Boxing Board of Control (http://www.bbbofc.com), the UK’s only Professional boxing governing body. You will receive CPD points for your Professional membership when passing each course to use with your professional membership for Active IQ, Cimspa and REPS.
How much are the courses?
Please click on ‘book a course’ to see prices for each module. If you purchase Boxology® Beginner and Intermediate courses at the same time, a discount will be applied.
How much is the book?
The book will be given free when you book on to each course. There are two books available at present: Boxology® Beginner and Boxology® Intermediate. Boxology® Advanced will be available at a later date to run alongside the advanced course. However, you can buy the book separately soon!
How do I access the Boxology® boxing technical videos?
The videos will be available on the Boxology® App. When you purchase a Boxology® course you will be given a free access code for these videos. These videos will complement the course and the book. However, you can buy the videos within the Boxology® app separately too.
What do I need for the course?
The courses are practical only so you need to wear training clothes and trainers. Water is available within the gym and there are many nearby places to eat as it is in the heart of London. It’s advisable to bring a notebook and pen for notes. All equipment will be provided for use on the course but if you would like to bring your own gloves and pads then that’s ok. You will receive a free pair of boxing wraps from Boxology®.
I was taught how to teach boxing as part of my fitness/gym course, why should I do Boxology® Academy courses?
Most providers will include a basic class or a ‘bolt on’ on how to hold pads. But, if you want to hold boxing pads effectively and teach your client to box like a Pro, you need to invest in learning the art of boxing comprehensively. You have to invest time in continuous personal development and correct boxing coaching cannot be learned in a few hours of basic pad work, boxing is a complex art with many skills and techniques involved. Boxology® also teaches you to teach boxing safely so you do not injure your client/boxer. If you are going to coach boxing, you should have as many skills up your sleeve as possible, Boxology® offers this extensive training.
Does the Boxology® Academy teach you to only teach one on one personal training?
No, Boxology® Intermediate teaches you how to teach a group class and how to get the best out of varying levels that may attend.
Are the courses just about boxing technique?
No, Boxology® Academy has written books that complement the courses with extensive information on anatomy and physiology, joint strength, central nervous system, energy system, warm up and cool downs, learning styles of individuals, how to be a good coach, mental exercises and the history of boxing. Before you attend the courses, you will be required to read the book, so the two day courses will concentrate on the practical elements only, to hone your skills as a coach as best as possible.
How long are the courses?
Boxology® Beginner, Boxology® Intermediate and Boxology® Advanced are all two days courses. Each day will be eight hours and that will give you CPD points. There will be a maximum of 10 on each course with two instructors, Boxology® prefers small groups as a more personal and individual style, in our opinion is more effective.
Is there a practical exam?
Yes: On the Boxology® Beginner course, there is a pre-requisite exam, you will be assessed during the course and a final practical assessment at the end of the course to see if you demonstrate the Boxology® Academy standards expected. There will be a pass or referred mark given to each individual based on their ability to coach boxing skills, communicate effectively and show a basic understanding of designing a session. A certificate will be received for all students who pass. If you are referred, you will have to attend another assessment after going away to practice what you have been taught.
On the Boxology® Intermediate course, there will be a pre-requisite exam, you will be assessed during the course and a final practical assessment at the end of the course to see if you demonstrate the Boxology® Academy standards expected. You will also be expected to log teaching hours after the course to demonstrate experience teaching both groups and one on one sessions. Once, you have logged ten hours of class hours and ten hours of one on one sessions, a certificate will be received. There will be a pass or referred mark given to each individual based on their ability to coach boxing skills and communicate effectively.
Is there a theory exam?
There is a boxing theory exam and session plan homework to do after day one, there will be a pass or referred mark given which will be assessed on day two but you will be given an opportunity during day two to discuss any issues or problems you may encounter. A certificate will be received for all students who pass. If you are referred, you will have to attend another assessment.
On the Boxology® Intermediate course you will be assessed during the course and a final practical assessment at the end of the course to see if you demonstrate the Boxology® Academy standards expected. There will be a pass or referred mark given to each individual based on their ability to coach boxing skills and communicate effectively. You will also be expected to log teaching hours after the course to demonstrate experience teaching both groups and one on one sessions. Once, you have logged ten hours of class hours and ten hours of one on one sessions, a certificate will be received.
What if I need to re-sit?
You will be given guidance from one of our instructors of what you need to improve on and exactly where you went wrong, so it is absolutely clear, you will have also been spoken with during the course and given help on anything you were struggling with. Boxology® prides itself on quality and that is where we have received such a good reputation and quality assurance within the industry from Active IQ, Cimsa and BBBof C. You will be charged £30 for a re-sit and it must be taken within 4 weeks of your attendance on the course, if you need further re-sits the same cost applies and must be taken within 4 weeks of the previous re-sit. You will be given a one on one assessment.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on the member’s area within 8 weeks of successfully passing and completing the courses. They will have Active IQ, Cimspa and BBBofC stamps of recognition and CPD points awarded along with your name. Please make sure that your name is how you would like it to appear on the certificate on your application form.
What is the pre-requisite exam?
This is an ten question online exam to show you have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology on the Beginner course as this is not covered on the courses and a boxing skill based exam on the Intermediate course. This allows us to concentrate on teaching practical skills on the two day course. All information needed for the answers for the questions is detailed in the online book provided when you sign up to a course and you will get a chance to resit this online before attending the course. You must receive a 60% pass mark before being allowed to attend the course.
What is the member’s area?
Once you have signed up to a course, you can create an account with Boxology® Academy which will allow you access to the book, video codes, comprehensive details of what you will be doing on each course and what you will be assessed on. Your certificate will also be available in the member’s area when you pass. You will also have access to the pre-requisite exam and forms, which need to be filled out before you attend the course.