Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training followed by a 4 walk task to try out your new Walking Leader skills. Irish Heart Foundation, the HSE and Kildare Sports Partnership subsidise 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 lunch on both days.
All courses take place over a Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 9am - 1pm.
Once you complete the training you will be set the challenge of leading 4 walks within your community to practice your new skills. You will be provided with a logbook to record your progress for the challenge. Once we receive your completed logbook you will be certified as an Irish Heart Foundation Walking Leader.
All courses are subject to demand and will only proceed if the minimum participant number is reached.