INWA Nordic Walking Instructor

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11/07/2021 - 12/11/2021
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Why become a Nordic Walking Instructor?
As a Nordic Walking Instructor you can kick-start a change in career, complement an existing one, add another string to your bow, or simply extend your own enjoyment of Nordic Walking by teaching others.
Nordic Walking Instructors come from a wide range of backgrounds, including personal trainers, gym instructors, Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, osteopaths, GPs, cardiac rehab specialists, community workers, outward bound instructors, teachers, park rangers, retired people, walk leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, complementary therapists, fell runners, mountain leaders, career changers and people who just love Nordic Walking.

Why train with British Nordic Walking?
You will learn the highly effective INWA 10 Step Teaching Method TM to be able to teach a very wide range of people how to Nordic Walk. This methodology has been used all around the world since its creation by the INWA Educational committee in 2000. It comes with drills and exercises to help people learn and to keep your classes fresh and interesting throughout the year.
An internationally recognised qualification

Ours is the only Nordic Walking Instructor course offered in the UK that meets the standards of the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA). INWA Nordic Walking instructors trained by INWA member country organisations deliver sessions in approximately 40 countries around the world.
All our course tutors are INWA National Trainers whose association with INWA means they are always up-to-date with the latest Nordic Walking practice and theory.

British Nordic Walking is a Community Interest Company, committed to providing the best Nordic Walking training, as well as to developing Nordic Walking as an effective and accessible activity for health, well-being and fitness throughout the UK.

Are there any pre-requisites for the Nordic Walking Instructor Qualification?

There are no additional qualifications required to become a Nordic Walking Instructor.

We recommend that you have had a lesson in Nordic Walking from an INWA qualified instructor before attending your Instructor course.

INWA Nordic Walking Instructor Course
The Nordic Walking Instructor Course is designed for anyone who wishes to become a Nordic Walking Instructor. It provides everything you need to know to teach others to Nordic Walk.
Practical teaching includes video analysis for instant feedback on technique.

Day 1
The history and development of Nordic Walking
How Nordic Walking originated and how it is used for health, well-being and fitness today.
The health benefits of Nordic Walking
How Nordic Walking can improve the health of participants.
Nordic Walking poles
Understanding the design of the poles. How to select the right length for the walker.
Warm up exercises
A practical session teaching a full range of warm up exercises using Nordic Walking poles.
The INWA 10 Step Teaching Method TM
A practical session teaching the series of ten steps. Explanation of how these steps can be taught in manageable sections in a class environment.
Cool down stretches
A practical session teaching a full range of cool down stretches using Nordic Walking poles with variations.
Managing mixed ability classes
Techniques for ensuring everyone enjoys the most from a class whatever their age, ability or fitness level.
Health and Safety
Risk assessment, insurance, emergency management, route planning. How to ensure that participants are working at a safe and appropriate level.

Day 2
The INWA 10 Step Teaching Method TM - recap
Further opportunities to learn about and practice the 10 Step Teaching Method TM.
Helping people to get the technique right
How to assist people who are struggling to learn the technique.
Keeping classes interesting
Tips and techniques for maintaining motivation for the long-term using fun exercises and activities.
Marketing your class
How to successfully launch and maintain your Nordic Walking classes on a budget.
Practical assessment of teaching and demonstrating of Nordic Walking.
British Nordic Walking and INWA
The benefits of maintaining membership of British Nordic Walking and INWA.


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