This is without doubt the most comprehensive Nordic walking instructor qualification available, combining in-depth knowledge of both fitness walking and Nordic walking techniques with a structured delivery plan which gives you the skills to set up, promote and maintain an outdoor health and fitness class programme suitable for all levels. All graduates leave with the training, systems and tools required to launch and deliver the award-winning NWUK FREEDOM programme straight away!
Developed by the team who brought Nordic walking to the UK in 2003, wrote the YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking and devised the methods published in the best-selling ‘Complete Guide to Nordic Walking’ (Bloomsbury Press), the Diploma programme combines professional industry qualifications with proven client and small-business management skills, delivered by tutors who are successful in their own Nordic walking businesses.
At Nordic Walking UK, we recognise that simply teaching a ‘technique’ does not provide the skills required to build successful outdoor classes that will attracts customers and keep them coming back. Our complete training programme encompasses a range of methods, equipment/pole types and an open approach to walking for results.
Uniquely to Nordic Walking UK, upon completion of the Diploma instructors are in a position to set up their own business as a NWUK Brand Ambassador with an enhanced listing on our amazing on line search and booking portal where their classes can be viewed, booked and promoted by NWUK. You will be part of an exciting fitness network that is growing rapidly across the UK with over 2,000 walks a week.
The Exercise Anywhere Diploma in Fitness and Nordic Walking is not just a training course, it is a complete package to ensure you’re successful with Nordic walking!
Diploma face-to-face course content
Planning and teaching a NWUK session to include:
Technique variation and progression
Fault correction drills
Route planning, group management and leadership
Pole sizing, types and personalised advice
NWUK FREEDOM programme to include:
Understanding every client’s goals and needs, and matching your delivery accordingly
Running a successful Nordic Walking Taster Session and technique course with structured lesson plans as part of a national scheme
How to launch and maintain an inspirational schedule which will keep clients coming back (includes promotion and pricing)
On line learning content
If you do not currently hold a recognised fitness qualification, you will be provided with on line tutorials that will provide you with the base knowledge we feel is essential to help you deliver effectively. The Exercise Anywhere academy learning programme includes:
Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health
Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
Understanding of how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
Health, safety and welfare in an outdoor fitness environment
Practical assessment teaching a full NWUK session and client programming. The practical assessment is completed over the course duration
All other units are assessed throughout course (Non fitness qualified students only)
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Principles of exercise intensity, fitness and health
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
Health, safety and welfare whilst delivering outdoor fitness
Diploma graduates will represent Nordic Walking UK in their area as part of our nationwide network.
All NWUK Diploma graduates receive:
A NWUK Instructor card which provides discount in retail stores nationwide (including Cotswold Outdoors, Blacks, Rohan, Hi-Tec and more) plus up to 30% discount in the NWUK store
Mentoring from established local NWUK instructors (if required)
A full editable page listing on the NWUK website
Listing on Exercise Anywhere class search and booking portal which will enable people to view, book and pay for your classes on line*
Credit card and Direct Debit payment systems**
Personalised websites available at low cost monthly plan
Inclusion in NWUK promotional campaigns, PR and central contracts
Basic client management and communication software (and training via webinars)
Discounted Marketing packs
Discounted branded clothing
Discounted equipment pack, and commission on retail sales
All NWUK Diploma graduates deliver NWUK programmes under licence and are required to remain up to date and demonstrate compliance with GDPR and the outdoor code of practice.
**Admin/commission charges apply for all transactions
This Diploma is a licensed programme deliverable only by outdoor code of practice compliant Instructors who deliver in accordance with the terms of NWUK Brand Ambassador or Delivery Partner agreements. Cancellations/transfers must be made in writing and the following charges apply.
If cancellation is made within 30 days of the course date a charge of 50% of course fee is applied or the booking held for future module. If cancellation is made at short notice (within 14 days) or in the event of non attendance, the full course fee is non refundable. Transfers at short notice (within 14 days) will result in a re-booking charge of £25.
DURATION: 3 days
Diploma (including Anatomy physiology and principles of fitness for those who are not fitness qualified) £750
Monthly payment plans for training available (£150 deposit and 12 payments of £50 a month)
PRE-REQUISITES: None. Experience of basic Nordic walking is beneficial but not essential. Those with medical, coaching or similar qualifications may qualify for exemption from fitness theory assessment. All ages and fitness levels welcome; we pride ourselves on having instructors who represent the actual population!
ASSESSMENT: ongoing practical assessment throughout the course.
WALX Master (launching January 2020 (comprehensive fitness walking)
Additional learning modules are available Brand Ambassadors to deliver to special populations and specific markets – see CPD modules
SERIOUS ABOUT LAUNCHING A FITNESS WALKING BUSINESS?
Why not upgrade to our highly successful business start- up option and become a full WALX Master?
NWUK Diploma students can now hit the ground ‘walking’ with our proven complete business solution which includes all of the above plus a management system, a Marketing tool kit with pre prepared campaigns, social media support and access to business mentoring and support from our experts. WALX Masters can deliver a wider range of walking based fitness modules and be part of an exciting new launch.
This option includes strategies for growing a programme with walk leaders and/ or other Instructors and being part of the NWUK delivery Partner network (read more – Business Support)
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