NWUK programmes have been delivered in over 200 community programmes as part of physical activity promotion, exercise referral and Active ageing/Falls prevention initiatives with proven results.
The FREEDOM passport scheme provides a structured system that enables the use of trained Walk Leaders and ensures all health and Safety protocols are in place. It also means participants can be signposted to enjoy being active right across the UK.
Now the optional Exercise Anywhere portal provides a complete management solution with on line booking, financial reports, safety procedures, participation reports and optional physical activity tracking.
Speak to our experts about a completely sustainable programme which includes the training, tools and systems to promote and run an inspirational programme – managed by your team or centrally by NWUK
Whilst we believe the full FREEDOM programme is the key to sustainability we also appreciate that not all projects have the budget or resources to deliver such a comprehensive programme. We have extensive knowledge in the physical activity arena, have contributed to many successful funding applications and are able to tailor our training and support to ensure you get the outcomes you want.
We also appreciate that in some instances the need for fully qualified fitness professionals may not be appropriate or necessary. We have tailored our training for HOSPITALS, CLINCS, HOTELS, COUNTRY PARKS and a host of other scenarios too! Let us ensure your team gain the appropriate skills for your desired outcomes whilst keeping participants both safe and engaged.
We can accommodate Individuals within our pre set course dates OR we can come to you to deliver bespoke training for your team.
Our courses include:-
TECHNIQUE COACH (2 days) – ideal for non fitness trained individuals, volunteers working in a supported environment or exercise referral teams/physios wishing to signpost individuals to a wider NW programme.
How to master NW technique via the NWUK 4 gear system and how to teach it to others.
Warm up, Cool down and session planning
How to identify common technique faults and introduce strategies and drills to correct them
How to plan routes and risk assess them
How to signpost participants to the wider FREEDOM programme via the FREEDOM passport scheme.
COMMUNITY ACTIVATOR (4 days) – Includes Technique Coach as standard but also covers the following:-
- how to profile and establish the needs of a target community
- how to identify the opportunities for physical activity in their community
- engaging individuals and groups in physical activity
- coaching and supporting change
- factors affecting health and its relation to physical activity
- assessing an individual’s suitability to participate in physical activity
- preparing, delivering and evaluating physical activity
- leading a physical activity session
WALK LEADER (1 day) – Can plan and lead walks for those who have mastered basic technique
CASCADE TRAINER – Can train new walk leaders within the project (subject to FREEDOM programme being in place).
We also provide specific training for those working with special populations. From balance conditions and falls prevention to mental health and exercise referral, we have a team of experts with proven experience in these fields.
WORKING WITH DIABILITIES AND STABLE MEDICAL CONDITIONS (1 Day)
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING (1 Day)
CPD MODULES INCLUDE
- Hypertension and Exercise
- Osteoarthritis and Joint Replacement
- Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Asthma and Exercise
- Back Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cholesterol and Exercise