Walking Leader Training

Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training, a follow up 4 week walking programme and a leader forum meeting with your local sports partnership to try out your new walking leader’s skills.
***Please Note: Before committing to the training, it is important to remember that the aim of each course is to have a panel of trained leaders ready to implement their skills in their own communities. We will therefore expect all participants to organise walks on a regular basis after the course has ended. ***
The Training Weekend
Course content

  1. Current recommendations for health-enhancing physical activity for adults, and how they relate to walking
  2. The main elements of a health-enhancing walking session
  3. Prescribing walking programmes suitable for people of different fitness levels
  4. Advice on issues such as posture, technique, stretching, intensity, clothing, etc.
  5. Safety issues
  6. Planning walking sessions and programmes
  7. Developing a Slí na Sláinte route
  8. How to start your own walking group
  9. Practical Walking Sessions

If you have any further questions about the course please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing
tcurran@irishheart.ie or calling Tara Curran at 01-6685001.
Irish Heart Foundation and Sport Ireland are subsidising the Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50. The course fee will cover your tutor costs and materials. It will also include 2 lunches and tea/coffee breaks throughout the weekend.

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