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Community Walking Leader Training

Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a training day, a follow up 4 week walking programme to try out your new walking leader’s skills.

The Irish Heart Foundation, Sport Ireland and the HSE are subsidising the Walking Leader Training Day and there is a nominal cost of €30. The course fee will cover your tutor costs and materials. It will also include lunch and refreshments.

***Please Note: Before committing to the training, it is important to remember that the aim of each course is to have a panel of trained leaders ready to implement their skills in their own communities. We will therefore expect all participants to organise walks on a regular basis after the course has ended. ***

The training:

The course will commence at 9.00am on Saturday and finish at 5.00pm.
Course content:
 Current physical activity guidelines for adults and how they relate to walking
 The main elements of a health-enhancing walking session
 Prescribing walking programmes suitable for people of different fitness levels
 Advice on issues such as posture, technique, stretching, intensity, clothing, etc.
 Safety issues and rick assessment
 Planning walking sessions and programmes
 How to start your own walking group
 Practical Walking Sessions

Next Course Dates:

  • Saturday March 23rd (9am - 5pm) @ Sonas Community Complex, Knocknaheeny. Download application form >>HERE<<

  • Saturday April 6th (9am - 5pm) @ The Caha Family Resource Centre, Ardgroom, Beara, West Cork. Download application form >>HERE<<

Cost: €30 (incluces lunches/refreshments and training materials for the day)



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