• Walk Leader Training Course

    The Wellbeing Service has organised their next Walk Leader Trainig Course on Thursday 25th June from 9.30am – 4.00pm, at Aston Pavilion, grounds of Aston Hall, Aston, B6 6JD.
    As the course will be free of charge to participants there is an expectation that walks will be delivered by them as part of the Wellbeing / Park Lives programme with a minimum of 3 walks delivered as a volunteer before payment is made – please do not hesitate to contact Gaynor Roberts at the Wellbeing Service if there are any queries.
    Please let Gaynor Roberts know if you are interested in the course by Thursday 19 June, as there is a maximum of 20 spaces available. Email address is [email protected]
    The course will cover the following:
    Session 1

    • Welcome and introductions
    • Background/ information on local projects
    • What is health?
    • The ‘Benefits of Exercise’
    • A demonstration ‘health walk’

    Session 2

    • Initial impressions of the health walk
    • Component parts of a health walk session

    Session 3

    • Physical Activity needs and special conditions
    • Health walk questionnaire
    • Leaders’ Role – route planning/ checklist/ essential paperwork/ safety/ recognising hazards
    • Leading a walk – practice
    • What makes a good leader?

    Session 4

    • Where do we go from here?

    Learning Outcomes

    • Identify the key components of a health walk and the main benefits to be gained from becoming more active.
    • Understand current physical activity guidance and explore physical activity requirements for different age groups
    • Increase your understanding of active ageing including why strength and balance is important
    • Explore the issue of pace – have you got it right for your walkers? If not, work out how to better manage pace on Health Walks
    • Identify the range of roles and responsibilities of Volunteer Walk Leaders within an established project

    Volunteers will go outside for a 30 minute demonstration walk as part of the day, so should come suitably dressed for the weather.

    Posted on 5th June 2015