Activator™ Community Instructors & Leaders (In House Delivery)

The Activator™ Community Instructor training focuses on strapless Nordic poles, often more suitable for those with mobility or stability issues, and with a much easier learning journey for the customer than using strapped Nordic poles. This simplified Nordic walking technique encourages almost immediate uptake, minimising the customer concerns of “I can’t get this technique”.

The training can include the optional Activator™ Community Walk Leader Training programme, enabling organisations to train volunteer walk leaders and so more rapidly engage communities.*

*Staff members put forward to cascade train Activator™ Community Walk Leader are expected to have current experience of delivering physical activity. Staff members who do not have this experience currently will be trained as Activator™ Community Instructors, and may return at a later date to gain the skills to safely and effectively cascade train Activator™ Community Walk Leaders.

Activator™ Community Instructor
Online pre-learning (for those without a Fitness or Medical Qualification)

  • Theories of Exercise – basics of anatomy and physiology, and principles of exercise
  • 10 units of video learning plus end-of-unit quiz
  • Learn in your own time – approximately 10 hours of learning total
  • This module does not need to be completed by those who already hold a recognised fitness or medical qualification. The module must be completed by those wishing to complete the NWUK Community Instructor training; it is not required by those only attending the Nordic Explorers training.

Practical training Day 1: 9am – 4pm

  • Welcome + registration
  • Course aims
  • Equipment set up
  • Pole walking techniques – for able and less able walkers
  • Aerobic theory, session structure and route planning
  • Warm up: mobility exercises
  • Teaching beginners – practice
  • Stretches
  • Health and safety: risk assessment
  • Homework: designing a route, basic risk assessment plan

Day 2: 9am – 4pm

  • Homework review
  • Teaching beginners – assessment
  • Equipment: strapless poles
  • Leading an effective Nordic walk: group management
  • Correcting basic faults
  • Stretches
  • Practical Assessment throughout by qualified Tutor/Assessor
  • Activator™ Community Walk Leader cascade training programme*

Certificate gained: ACTIVATOR™ COMMUNITY INSTRUCTOR

*Staff members put forward to cascade train Activator™ Community Walk Leader are expected to have current experience of delivering physical activity. Staff members who do not have this experience currently will be trained as Activator™ Community Instructors, and may return at a later date to gain the skills to safely and effectively cascade train Activator™ Community Walk Leaders.

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