Thursday 13 August 2020

Aerial Hoop instructor training - Pole Passion Bognor

Pole Passion Aerial Hoop Instructor Training  Beginner to Intermediate Course - Online and in person

  • The most extensive Beginner to Intermediate Aerial Hoop Instructor Training course on the market
  • Over 100 moves explained with teaching instructions, regressions, progressions, adaptations and safety tips
  • Detailed information about starting your own classes, including aspects such as rigging, equipment, health and safety & legal requirements
  • Ideas and templates to assist you, including risk assessments and lesson plans
  • Flexible in-person options available at additional cost

Pole Passion Aerial Hoop Instructor Training, Beginner to Intermediate course covers all the fundamentals of becoming an aerial hoop instructor. Beginner to intermediate moves are covered, as well as the essential knowledge required for setting up an aerial hoop business. 

Start your instructing career the right way with a qualification that gives you all the essential knowledge and skills to be a safe and effective instructor.

Over 100 moves on video, with detailed instructions, regressions, progressions, adaptations and safety tips!

Course Overview

The Beginner to Intermediate Course is split into 2 parts (theory and practical assessment). 

This course takes approximately 20 hours to complete plus an additional 3-4 hours of assessment time. 



  • We recommend 1 year of experience of doing aerial hoop as a student
  • You must have access to an environment suitable for safely executing all moves covered to complete this training




Theory assessment via online multiple-choice exam. Practical assessment by video submission and email

Course format

  • Online theory and practical learning
  • Online theory assessment
  • Online submission of practical videos and class paperwork 

Course Description

Theory section including online learning that covers essential knowledge for teaching at beginner to intermediate level. This includes set-up aspects such as choosing a venue, choosing equipment and recruiting clients. In addition, the course provides you with the knowledge and skills required for running regular safe and effective lessons, including information on risk assessments, student screening, lesson planning, motivating students, class control, choreography, licences and insurance. 


Practical section including online videos and explanations of over 100 beginner and intermediate level moves, including mounts, poses and dynamic moves. Each move is broken down to allow you to teach it safely and effectively.

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Aerial Hoop ONLINE training now available from Pole Passion Bognor

This detailed & comprehensive course including information on how to teach beginners and intermediate level students, is now online  - Launched in February 2020 with exclusive deals for Miss Pole Dance UK attendees

visit the website for more details 


Feeling stressed or anxious during lockdown? Missing your aerial class?

Are you missing pole, hoop, fitness, boas and laughs, your friends, family and your instructors?

Recent events during the summer of 2020, have changed our lives and turned them upside down. 

‘Normal’ routines as we knew it have gone and many of us could be struggling to adjust to our new reality.

Feeling worried, stressed or anxious is an entirely normal reaction for the uncertainty most of us are in, so its important to understand most if not all of us are feeling this to some degree right now. 

If you live alone, you suddenly face the challenge of not physically seeing or spending time with anyone else for an unknown length of time. 

Both can be difficult situations to cope with. 

So, what do you do to combat stress or anxiety? We have a few suggestions you could try:


  • One of the simplest but most effective things you can do is focus on your breathing. By controlling that, you’re sending a message to your body not to panic.
  • Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, spending longer breathing out than in. Do this for two minutes and you’ll start feeling calmer.
  • Search online for breathing techniques and exercises to find one that works best for you. Your fitness tracker may have a built-in breathing exercise, or you can download apps to help you.

Talk to someone

  • Call a trusted friend or relative to talk about how you’re feeling.
  • Getting things off your chest is healthy, whether you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to listen to your rant.
  • If you can’t reach a friend or family members and really need help, there’s support available from mental health charities and dedicated helplines like the Samaritans or MIND - see our previous posts

Switch off from the world

  • Take a break from social media – it can become overwhelming if you’re constantly checking it.
  • Limit your exposure to the news to short bursts or one bulletin a day. In times like these, there’s a temptation to stay glued to the news, but with everyone focused on the current situation, it could simply fuel your anxiety.
  • Read or listen to a book instead of a newspaper, or watch a film - make it funny, and lose yourself in another world.

Do something with your hands

  • Take your mind off the overall situation by doing something with your hands. It will force you to concentrate on what you’re doing instead.
  • Change your focus by gardening, cooking, baking, drawing, knitting, sewing, mending or building something, writing a letter, or whatever takes your fancy.
  • Concentrating on the task at hand means you’re present in the moment rather than thinking about anything else. This is also known as mindfulness.

Go outside

  • Take advantage of the weather, get some fresh air and feel the sun and breeze on your face. Rain is nice too :)
  • Take a daily walk or ride a bike for exercise in your local area, remembering to keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others.
  • Connect with nature, whether by getting your hands dirty in your garden or simply by observing birds, insects or wildlife

Be kind to yourself

  • Treat yourself to a long soak in the bath, or shower, wear something you love, dance, sing, meditate, exercise, or eat a favourite meal. 
  • Avoid harmful coping mechanisms like alcohol or smoking, which are likely to make you feel worse. 
  • Don’t set yourself unrealistic goals like learning a new language, reading the entire works of Shakespeare or redesigning your whole life. More spare time can be an opportunity to learn new skills or tick things off your bucket list, but don’t put extra pressure on yourself if you’re having difficulty concentrating.

Laugh and dance like no on his watching 

  • Laughter is a brilliant medicine because it releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. In other words, having a giggle makes you feel better.
  • Laughter is also great to help you bond with people. It’s contagious, so once one person starts laughing, other people will join in, whether they know what they’re laughing at or not.
  • Watch funny videos, tell jokes, relive happy memories, do silly walks or voices, do anything that makes you laugh. It will release our natural feel-good chemicals and boost your mood.

Nothing lasts forever…

One important thing to remember if you’re feeling stressed or anxious is, that nothing lasts forever. 

Life will return to normal at some point. And when it does, we may not take for granted the simple things like meeting up with friends and family, going to pole or having a day out. But, don’t forget, you can still use these techniques to help you control your stress and anxiety once normal  life is resumed.

Stay confident, focus on your physiology, language and belief system 

Online certification Pole Fitness Instructor Training with Pole Passion Questions

We were contacted with some questions regarding the online assessment process

If you would like a FaceTime session with a member of the team at any time, with your home pole for an hour , we'll be happy to get one of our experienced training assessors  to do this with you at a time to suit you whereby we can go through a face to face session working on your own personal style of teaching

Email us on - where we will be more than happy to support your further

QUESTION - How best do you recommend learning the transitions/poses/core moves? I've been physically practicing moves but I'm having trouble practicing with the words together. 

- this come with practice but until it comes second nature this process works well for many new instructors 

show the move

describe the move in words including technical points

show the move again

get the student to do the move and make any corrections

show the move again should the student need to visually see the move again (more for kinaesthetic learners)

QUESTION - Am I required to say the exact words given in the online course earning material to successfully pass the exam? Or can the same instruction be given in my own words?

- you may use your own words

QUESTION - Is there any training information on how I should help and give corrections to a student if they are struggling with getting a move? 

- more instructor support can be done on a 121 FaceTime session with us, whereby we can work with your individual  strengths and weaknesses

- always bare in mind you can regress and break down a move or even go back to a previous move which will help build up your participants strength and confidence if they are struggling with one move in particular - remember every move is not going to suit ever participant every time, so have the confidence to adapt your lesson plan at a moments notice :)

QUESTION - At what point in my training do you suggest I press start to find out the information for my practical exam? Will I still be able to see the video and words in order to practice after this point?

- you may click to view all the videos at any time after you have completed the theory test - you can go back and see the videos at any time in the course

- there is a time limit of 4 months to view all the videos, but if you need an extension then let us know - we do this so you keep the momentum going with your learning and not leave it for months on end

QUESTION - When I film my practical exam is 1 student enough and will I be marked down for filming on a home pole? Must it be carried out in a professional studio?

- as long as you adhere to all the requirements, a home pole is fine - Naturally when you have paying customers you must be mindful that your insurance is adequate in any venue or location 

Please find further information below about the  assessment process and please email if you have further questions 

Kay Penney

Trainer / Assessor Pole Fitness - Pole Passion

Information is correct as of August 2020

We do however update our assessment process annually in line with industry standards so please do check before you purchase this course if you are in any doubt of the current process


Below is the online assessment process, which is in two parts, 

1st part is online theory short test and 

2nd part is the practical assessment, which explains how the course works. If you have any questions, please contact us


The theory test consists of 20 questions in the form of multiple choice, fill in the blanks, answering true / false questions. 
There is a time limit of 1 hour for the theory exam. You can start and stop as much as you need to within that hour 

Many of the students have said it takes them  shorter time than one hour

You will only have one attempt at the exam. 

Once you have completed the exam you will find out your score. The pass mark required is 75%. If you pass you can then move on to the practical component of the course. If you do not meet the required score you will be offered the opportunity to review the course content further and to re-sit.


The practical assessment consists of you delivering a mock lesson to include three elements
1. A warm up component
2. Verbally and visually teaching 5 of the moves covered in the course that will be generated at random and cannot be changed. 

3. A cool down component at the end 

Each move is worth 5 marks and 5 additional marks are awarded for instructor presentation, voice, body language, interpersonal skills and use of kinesthetic tuition where necessary.


Video submission of practical exam

  • MAXIMUM One hour (plus additional studio and camera set up time) MINIMUM 20 MINUTES
  • One student to teach, minimum ( You may teach up to three students in one lesson)
  • One static pole to teach from with safety mat for inverts where applicable
  • The video must have clear sound and vision at all times and must flow continually. (no breaks in the filming) please do not have your music up high)
  • You must be facing the camera at all times (not your back to the camera)
  • You may have music playing in the background, this must not obscure your voice, please do not have your music up high)

You will be given 5 moves chosen at random. You CANNOT change the moves chosen at random.

Examiners will be looking for visual and verbal demonstration of the following

  • Appropriate warm-up and cool down components delivered by you the instructor
  • Appropriate and safe execution and linking transitions observed
  • Do you use the pole cleaning cloth appropriately
  • Are you suitably and safely dressed for professional instruction
  •  Instructor presentation - Suitable clothing, no jewellery, hair tied back, suitable make-up if applicable
  • Body language & personality – Appropriate body alignment. strong, confident, balanced & motivational. Open and encouraging, no crossed arms, for example
  • Relaxed and confident teaching manner
  • Your language used during your instruction and motivation skills used. Voice – tone, tempo, engaging, fun and motivational
  • Interpersonal skills - Use of student’s names during instruction, eye contact, spatial awareness to that of your student/s and the pole. Kinaesthetic, hands-on tuition, where appropriate
  • Your correct hand grips during your demonstrations and the student's practice (correcting fully if the student needs correcting)
  • Safe and accurate execution of the moves with added teaching variations and progressions if necessary

Videos can be submitted to via Vimeo, YouTube, Wetransfer, one drive or Dropbox link.

 You can also post a DVD/USB to 

Pole Passion Ltd

283 Dewsbury Road


West Yorkshire


United Kingdom

Please ensure your DVD/USB stick is clearly labeled with your full name and the date. The DVD must be region free. DVD/USBs will not be returned. 

Many thanks and we look forward to supporting you for your online teacher training journey,

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