There are plenty of courses for everyone to get involved, from dancing to walking and running.

Courses available

Health and awareness

Kirklees Basic Safeguarding

This course is suitable for anyone working or volunteering with children in the Kirklees area and will provide you with a basic understanding of safeguarding good practices using sporting examples.

Candidates must be a minimum age of 18

Cost

Free for people working or volunteering in the Kirklees area.

More advanced courses

Kirklees Safeguarding Board courses

Just a Nudge

What is 'Just a Nudge'?

Just a nudge is about inspiring others to move more often. Just 10 minutes a day of physical activity has a positive impact on your health and wellbeing and has a role to play in preventing many health conditions such as cancer, heart disease and dementia (Chief Medical Officer).

In this interactive workshop we will cover the benefits of being active including physical, social, emotional and mental health benefits.

We will also consider ways in which we can put this message across to inactive people to influence positive behaviour change.

To register your interest

Contact us

spadt@kirklees.gov.uk
01484 234141

Coaching and leading

Walking for Health Walk Leader training

This one day course will qualify you to lead health walks. These are short group walks of up to 1½ hours for people who have done little or no structured walking and wish to improve their health through walking.

We have volunteering opportunities within Kirklees Walking for new leaders. The course will enable you to plan, deliver and organise a health walk.

Cost

Free to people volunteering or working in the Kirklees area.

Dates and times

Walk Leader training
Date Time Venue Book
24 June 2020 9:30 - 16:00 Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nova Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LF
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27 August 2020 9:30 - 16:00 Dewsbury Customer Service Centre, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EE
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1 October 2020 9:30 - 16:00 Leeds Road Sports Complex, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY
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17 November 2020 9:30 - 16:00 Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nova Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LF
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Running and Jogging Leader training

First steps to be a jog leader

You don't need speed to lead - just a friendly nature, some spare time and a passion to help others.

Attend this 1.5 hour workshop to learn what is involved in being a jog leader.

Cost

Free

Book a jog leader course

Contact us to book a place

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

Book a jog leader course

Leaders in running and fitness (LIRF)

A one day intensive training course which gives candidates the opportunity to develop their skills in leadership within a jogging group.

The course covers all topics including planning and delivering a session; energy systems; common injuries and their prevention.

Once you have completed the course and have received your DBS clearance, you will be issued with your license and insurance to lead!

Register interest in a leader in running and fitness course

Contact us to register interest

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

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Moving more often leader training

Moving More Often is a series of training modules which will provide physical activity leaders with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to deliver inclusive physical activity opportunities in Kirklees particularly for older people, those who are less mobile and people experiencing memory problems.

The programme consists of 2 FREE modules

Leaders need to attend the MMO core and MAGIC module before they can attend the other MMO module.

Core and Movement and Games in Chairs (MAGIC)

The core and MAGIC module covers the essential information in order to deliver safe and inclusive activities for older people and give you ideas of how to deliver activities in chairs for all ages and abilities, particularly older people who are less mobile, experiencing memory problems e.g. dementia and disabilities. It also looks at aspects such as health and safety, motivating individuals to become more active, deliver chair based activities using a range of sensory equipment, being an inclusive group and the potential barriers to being active.

Core and MAGIC
Name Date Venue booking

Core and MAGIC

14 May 2020 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

  • Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
  • Address Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EE
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Chair Based Dance and Movement

This workshop will provide leaders with the skills and knowledge to deliver chair based dance and movement activities in their own settings. We will provide leaders with adaptation ideas for creating new dance steps to music which will be suitable for delivering to all ages and abilities, particularly for older people, those who are less mobile and people experiencing memory problems.

MMO Core Module - Chair Based Dance and Movement
Name Date Venue booking

Movement and Dance in Chairs

18 May 2020 - 1.00pm - 4:00pm

  • Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
  • Address Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EE
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