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Leadership in Running Fitness (delivered by trainee tutors)

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This course is being delivered by a group of Trainee Tutors and supported by England Athletics Tutor Developer Team. This is part of the ongoing trainee tutor programme and quality assurance for workforce development. Due to the courses being delivered by Trainee Tutors, there is a chance that some of the delivery of the course may not be a seamless / fluid as other courses. We will endeavour to minimise any disruption as much as we can, and will ensure that the key learning points are covered across all aspects of the course. The Tutor Developers will be on hand to ensure that the expectations of the course are delivered.

In recognition that the courses are being delivered by a team of Trainee Tutors, we are offering these courses at a significantly reduced price.

Cost
England Athletics £70

Course Details

Course Details

Who should go on this course?


Anyone who is 18 years and above and has an interest in running for fitness and would like to lead a group, then this is the course for you.

How many days will it take?


One day, with no assessment.

What will I learn?


The course will focus on the safe organisation of achievable and progressive running activity and how to lead a group of runners of varying ability. Topics covered include: The barriers that stop people from taking up running, and how a leader can make a difference for them. How to plan sessions and deliver a safe and fun warm up and a cool down. Demonstration and supervision of effective stretching. The different types of activity that can make running varied and enjoyable. Helping runners to set and achieve SMARTER goals

Candidates must engage in tasks and activities throughout the course and demonstrate improvement following any discussions with course staff. Candidates not engaging within all aspects of the course are at risk of not gaining the qualification at the end of the process.

What will I be able to do?


The course is designed to prepare you to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for young people over 12 years of age and adults of any ability, size or shape. You may lead a group for your club and register with RunTogether to deliver to new runners. Your qualification will provide you with insurance to lead a group within the limits of the course content. Leadership in Running Fitness will be accepted as a prerequisite course for the Coach in Running Fitness qualification.

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Introduction

Introduction

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE & READ ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE BOOKING

The Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) course will enable you to deliver fun and safe sessions to multi-ability groups and give advice and support to the new runner, as well as developing pathways for those who want to progress. It focuses on understanding and overcoming barriers to participation in running and how to increase participation by those not traditionally attracted to a running club.

Course Duration: 1 day

Assessment: None

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Important Information

Important Information

Minimum Age: The minimum age to attend this course is 18 years old

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative affect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities and we are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity and inclusion within our sport. To ensure the coach qualification process provides equality and fairness it is important that:

we understand the nature of candidates’ disability, so the course tutor is aware and can make reasonable adjustments ahead of the course being undertaken

we support candidates with early interventions where candidates may not be engaging within the course

Candidates must engage in tasks and activities throughout the course and demonstrate improvement following any discussions with course staff. Candidates not engaging within all aspects of the course are at risk of not gaining the qualification at the end of the process.

Welfare and Safeguarding: Following a directive from the Child Protection in Sport Unit, UKA has introduced a mandatory safeguarding module. The module is a short (1-2 hours) bespoke module in partnership with EduCare which is available on the UKA and HCAFS booking platform.

Discounts Available: NO. These courses are run by trainee tutors. The cost of the course is already reduced to reflect this

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Welfare & DBS

Welfare & DBS

To be insured having taken this course it is a legal requirement that you also apply for a disclosure check with the relevant authority in your Home Country (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.

If you live in England or Wales:

As well as taking this course you will have to apply for a DBS check with UK Athletics. For details on how to apply please visit the following link. Please direct all enquiries to the UKA Welfare Office on 0121 713 8450 or by emailing David Brown at dbrown@uka.org.uk.

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Post Course Supporting Material

Post Course Supporting Material

Having taken the course there are several supporting resources which can be found HERE.

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Booking Help

Booking Help

We have created a step by step guide to walk you through the booking process.

uLearn LiRF How To Book V3.0 (PDF File, 572KB)

There are also video walkthroughs under the HELP > LiRF section.

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Before Registering for this Course

Before Registering for this Course

Before you begin registering for this course you need to establish if you already have an account with us. Use the flow chart below to help you.

The HELP section for usernames and passwords can be found here.

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