We organise and provide a range of free physical activity training courses suitable for health and community organisations. These training sessions will help you learn how physical activity can be used to impact on a range of health outcomes in various settings.

Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-term Conditions

Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-term Conditions

Delivered by expert Physical Activity Clinical Champions this course covers evidence-based information of the value of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease to increase the knowledge and confidence of healthcare professionals to deliver brief advice on physical activity to patients.

These free, peer to peer 1-3 hours online training sessions can be delivered to groups of healthcare professionals at a date and time to suit local needs e.g. Vocational Training Schemes, Protected Learning Time, lunchtime learning etc.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care.

For more information on this training, or to book a session for your team, please contact Brad: bjones@activedorset.org

Active Dorset Supporting Individuals to Move More

Active Dorset Supporting Individuals to Move More

A condensed half-day course packed with information to help you encourage others to move more, including guidelines for physical activity levels, the health benefits of moving more and influencing others using behaviour change theory.

Key topics covered include:

  • Definitions and guidelines for physical activity levels
  • The health benefits of moving more
  • Supporting others using behaviour change theory
  • Facilitated discussions to identify opportunities to embed physical activity in your working practices, policies and procedures

Face to face course:

Duration: 3 hrs (can be delivered online)
Cost: Free to all organisations

We can arrange a session for a minimum of 6 attendees.

If you are interested in having this training delivered in your place of work, please contact Emma: eforsyth@activedorset.org

On demand course:

Duration: A series of 20 minute modules
Cost: Free to all organisations

Our library of resources is growing, with condition specific courses now available. For more information on accessing these courses please contact Emma: eforsyth@activedorset.org

Level 2 RSPH Award in Encouraging Physical Activity

Level 2 RSPH Award in Encouraging Physical Activity

Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why individuals may not actively participate in physical activity, the health benefits of physical activity and how individuals can be helped and supported to improve their health by increasing their level of physical activity.

To achieve this qualification a candidate must:

1. Understand the health benefits of physical activity

2. Understand factors that affect an individual's participation in physical activity

3. Know how to encourage individuals to increase their level of physical activity

Assessment is through a workbook that can be completed after the one-day course, in the learners own time.

Who should attend?

This qualification is for any individuals who are interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging physical activity. Suitable for community activity providers, local authority workers, social prescribers, and health coaches.

We can arrange a session for a minimum of 6 attendees.

If you are interested in having this training delivered in your place of work, please contact Emma: eforsyth@activedorset.org

Level 2 RSPH Award in Supporting Behaviour Change

Level 2 RSPH Award in Supporting Behaviour Change

This two-day course provides learners with the knowledge, confidence and skills to support individuals who are thinking of making a health behaviour change.

It covers the importance of effective communication in building rapport with individuals, how to work with individuals to increase their motivation to make a behaviour change and the factors that hinder and facilitate that change.

Assessment is through a multiple choice examination delivered at the course venue.

Who should attend?

This qualification is suitable for any individuals who work in a behaviour setting including social prescribers, health coaches, health advisors, and cancer support workers.

If you are interested in having this training delivered in your place of work, please contact Emma: eforsyth@activedorset.org

Please note; this course is delivered in person only.

This Mum Moves Physical Activity Awareness Session

This Mum Moves Physical Activity Awareness Session

A one hour training session designed to help build confidence, knowledge and skills in promoting physical activity to pregnant adults and new parents. The session is delivered by a This Mum Moves Ambassador, in partnership with the Active Pregnancy Foundation and Institute for Health Visiting.

We will cover the evidence base for physical activity during and beyond pregnancy including national guidelines and definitions, as well as tips on how to provide appropriate and timely advice, guidance and signposting to trusted resources.

On completion of the session, participants will gain access to a detailed digital toolkit containing resources to support you in your role.

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone working with pregnant or post-natal parents in health care or community settings, including but not limited to, health visitors, midwives, GPs, nurses, physiotherapists, and community activity providers.

To arrange a bespoke training session for your team or enquire about the next available training date, please contact Katie: kdavies@activedorset.org

Alternatively, book your place online here.


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