• Walk Leader Training Courses Winter 2015

    Are you interested in leading walks in your local area?  Then why not come along to a FREE one-day walk leader training course?

    • Friday 16th January (10am-3pm), Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, Acocks Green B27 7NS
    • Monday 9th February (10am-3pm), Holloway Hall, Ley Hill, Northfield B31 1TT
    • Wednesday 25th Feb. (10am-3pm), Aston Pavilion, Aston Hall, Birmingham B6 6JD

    Objective – at the end of the training course, participants are competent enough to lead their own walk, or be a backup leader for a walk in their area.
    The Walk Leader Training course (in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country) is delivered by Health Exchange over one day and can cater for groups of up to 16 people. It aims to:

    • Increase understanding of the benefits of walking and how barriers can be overcome
    • Develop the skills required to safely lead a group of people on a walk
    • Identify ‘good’ or ‘bad’ routes
    • Provide understanding of, and the ability to complete, risk assessment checks on routes
    • Include a demonstration walk to put learning into practice
    • Introduce route mapping and what to include or avoid on a walk route

    The health benefits of walking

    • What is a health walk?
    • The importance of physical activity and health

    Barriers to walking

    • How to overcome barriers
    • Why is walking good for you?

    Roles and responsibilities of a Walk Leader

    • Doing the paperwork
    • Route planning and mapping
    • Risk assessing and recognising potential hazards
    • Suitable clothing and footwear

    For more information or to book a place, please contact:
    [email protected]  or ring 0121 214 7124

    Posted on 19th December 2014