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Volunteer Walk Leader Training, Grove Park, 23rd & 30th September

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The next training course for volunteer walk leaders is on Thursdays 23 and 30 September (9.30 – 1.30) (you need to attend both mornings). 

 At: The Ringway Centre, 268 Baring Rd, Grove Park. SE12 0DS.

 

The Volunteer Walk Leaders training course is designed to establish a group of local adults trained to promote and lead walks on an ongoing basis. It is a recognised and accredited course, established by the National ‘Walking the Way to Health Initiative’ (WHI).

To be recognised as a trained Volunteer Walk Leader and receive the Certificate of Attendance you must attend all parts of the course.

The Leader’s roles are:

To lead safe and enjoyable walking sessions for people of all ages and abilities.

To promote the health benefits of walking and motivate people to take up walking as a form of physical recreation.

To help people adapt health walking to meet their individual needs.

 Leader Competencies

 After the training you will be able to:

  • Outline the main benefits to be gained by regular walking
  • Organise and lead a walking session
  • Outline the role of the leader at the start, during and at the end of a ‘Health Walk’
  • Recognise potential safety hazards
  • Advise on practical issues such as intensity, frequency, posture and clothing
  • Outline the essential qualities of a ‘good’ walk leader

What to bring

A full set of notes will be provided but please bring a pen/pencil and some blank sheets of paper. The training will involve some practical, enjoyable activity sessions and we will go on a demonstration ‘Health Walk’. Please wear suitable shoes and loose, comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather!

To take part please fill in the reply slip and return it to Jenny Budd
 VWL Training reply slip

For more information on the training course:

Tel: 020 3049 3485
health.walks@lewishampct.nhs.uk

You can find more information here about walks in your area here

A poster of the event is also available Volunteer Walk Leader training poster Grove Park

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