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

First Aid Awareness

This workshop is suitable for organisations and community groups in Kirklees who may be at higher risks of needing first aid including:

  • People who are homeless or rough sleepers and at risk of injury or sudden illness
  • Adults over 65 who are at more risk of slips, trips and falls

What can you expect from our first aid session?

  • Effective, easy to learn first aid education in a relaxed, fun and informal style
  • Provide relevant first aid skills tailored to the needs of the group
  • Break down the barriers to helping others
  • Participants will receive a pack that covers the skills learned and will be awarded a certificate of learning upon completion
  • Delivered by experienced Red Cross trained educators
Please note this training is awareness only it is not an officially accredited course

Cost

This course is fully subsidised for volunteers operating in the Kirklees area and meet the above criteria.

We also have bespoke courses running throughout the year, to register your interest in attending a course please contact us using the details below.

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
13 Feb 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Huddersfield Fire Station,Outcote Bank, Huddersfield, HD1 2JT
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3 March 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Recovery College, Kirklees, Nettleton Road, Mirfield, WF14 9AQ
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23 April 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Dewsbury Customer Service Centre, Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EE
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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

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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

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Clubs

Inclusive Clubs - Training and officer support

The inclusive club programme is available to Kirklees based sports clubs and physical activity providers, who would like to develop their offers to become more inclusive.

The programme combines workshop learning with club action planning to help clubs and physical activity providers progress their identified developments.

Cost

Free

Inclusive club workshop

An interactive workshop that will question what inclusion is for sports clubs and activity providers. The workshop is then broken into some key areas including: marketing, partnership working, participation and action planning in relation to inclusion.

Officer support

Available if required to support sports clubs and activity providers action their club development planning, as well as provide advice and guidance on the key areas identified in the workshop.

Club development planning

This section will ask that sports clubs and physical activity providers either to work with their existing club development plan to progress an area of inclusion, or create a new development plan reflecting inclusion which useable to them.

Resources

Provided for all clubs and physical activity providers who take part in Inclusive Clubs. The resources are a 'go to guide' outlining local information, services and a range of national organisations that support inclusive offers for different target audiences.

Register interest in an Inclusive Clubs course

Contact us to register interest

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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 module

23 January 2020 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

  • Deighton Sports Arena
  • Address Deighton Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1JP
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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

3 February 2020 - 1.00pm - 4:00pm

  • Deighton Sports Arena
  • Address Deighton Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1JP
Book

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
Book