L2 Award in Walk Leading

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2-3 Weeks

26 hours

Level 2

YMCA Awards

Course Description


During this course, you will learn the skills to be competent and confident in leading safe, effective and enjoyable walking sessions. Walking is a hugely popular form of physical activity and exercise for a large range of ages and abilities because it is enjoyable, scenic, social and versatile. Becoming a fitness walking leader will enable new and existing fitness professionals to expand on their current job roles with the potential to earn more money.

This course is available in a couple of formats:

The L2 Award in Walk Leading is for anyone that would like to lead walks without any the additional learning.  This costs £180.

We also offer the L2 Certificate in Fitness Walking. This is an entry-level course to the fitness industry as a Fitness Walking Instructor. This requires 4 mandatory units being completed as well as the walking units. This costs £350.

For clarity, the remainder of the information on this page relates to the Award in Walk leading. Please contact us for further information on the Certificate in Fitness Walking.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to lead walks in their community and/or join the fitness industry (e.g. sports coaches, wellness professionals or healthcare providers) as a Level 2 physical activity advisor. It is also suitable for existing fitness professionals who may wish to complement their existing sessions or classes with outdoor fitness walking sessions.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this course but learners must be over 16 years of age.

Course Content

This course covers the following:

  1. Plan and prepare a walking session
  2. Lead a walking session

Study Formats

This course is offered as distance online learning with the support of a mentor. You can study at a time and place that is suitable for you, making the course more accessible.

Studying will take place within our Online Learning Environment. The information is taught via a series of video presentations to replicate the classroom experience. Interactive activities and quizzes are used to check on your learning progress as you move through the lessons. The online learning environment is compatible with all modern devices.

You will have a personal mentor who will get in contact with you and they are there for support and guidance throughout the course.

Since this is a practical orientated course, you must complete the recommended activities to develop your planning and leading skills.

Length of Course

The guided learning hours for the Award in Walking Leading course are 26. This time is split between the delivery of theory, practical activities, practice with planning and leading groups as well as the assessment.


For the Award in Walk Leading:

  • Planning a Session
  • Leading a Walk
  • Evaluating Your Performance

You must have access to a minimum of 5 participants to lead for your practical assessment.

You must also have a qualified first aider present during your assessment. 

Cost of Course

Level 2 Award in Walk Leading = £180


How Do I Enrol?

To enrol on the L2 Award in Walk Leading, you can pay online and gain immediate access to the course materials. Just following these steps:

  • Click ‘register to take this course’ and create an online account.
  • Once logged in, navigate back to this page and select ‘Take this course’ to be taken to the payment window.

To complete your official enrolment, you will need to download the application form below (see ‘Helpful Documents’) and then send it to info@puretraininganddevelopment.co.uk

To enrol on the L2 Certificate in Fitness Walking, please complete the application form below and send it to info@puretraininganddevelopment.co.uk

Once your application form has been received, you will be contacted within 24 hours by your personal mentor and an admin member who will confirm your suitability for the course and finalise confirmation. Ensure you read the terms and conditions. By purchasing this course you are agreeing to our Full Terms and Conditions and Online Booking Terms.


L2 Award in Walk Leading: By the end of this course, you will be a fully qualified Walk Leader receiving a L2 YMCA Awards Award in Walk Leading.

L2 Certificate in Fitness Walking: By the end of this course, you will be a fully qualified Fitness Walking Instructor receiving a L2 YMCA Awards Certificate in Fitness Walking.

What will I gain by completing this course? 

You will have gained the knowledge and understanding to lead safe and effective walking sessions, enabling you to provide one of the most popular forms of physical activity and exercise which continue to thrive. You would have a brand new career in fitness and could enhance your potential to earn more money.

The Certificate in Fitness Walking will give you access to a range of further training in the industry such as L3 Exercise Referral , L3 Pre and Postnatal & Nutrition and L3 Older Adults.


Helpful Documents

Application Form for Pure Training (PDF)

If you aren’t sure how to complete or sign your form use the support documents for computers here, iOS here, Android here & OSX here (Mac).

Full Terms and Conditions

Online Booking Terms and Conditions


Course Progress

Course Materials

  • Internet

    Electronic device


    Printer (not essential)

    Pens & Paper


    Adobe Acrobat Reader Software

    Outdoor clothing and footwear

    Access to 5 participants

    Access to outdoor walking space

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