Important: this course is available to enrol on until the 30th September 2020.
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.
This course covers the following:
- Plan and prepare a walking session
- Lead a walking session
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
Finance options available via Payl8r. View the repayment calculator and find out more here. Simply select Payl8r on the course application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
How Do I Enrol?
You can start your learning anytime from now. Click this link to be taken to the Online Course section where you can create yourself a log on, enrol and pay. You will then receive instant access to the learning resources. You will be asked for your payment in full before receiving instant access.
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.
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