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Active Norfolk Training Courses

PE and Sport Premium training

Active Norfolk organises and provides a range of training courses across various sectors to inform and educate audiences on how physical activity can be leveraged to impact on a range of outcomes.

Below are some examples of the types of training opportunities we provide.

If you are interested in finding out more, or want to find out about future training dates, please contact the staff member listed.

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Training Courses, Seminars and Lecture Opportunities

Benefits of Physical Activity Training

These free sessions can be adapted in content and length of time (30-120 minutes) depending on the audience & expectations; whether you are frontline primary care staff, Secondary Care or a Community Group.

Content can include but is not limited to:

  • How physical activity compares with other modifiable behaviors, such as smoking and diet, as a risk factor for mortality.
  • Understand how physical activity is important in the prevention and treatment of disease.
  • How physical activity can improve cellular health through mechanisms in the mitochondria.
  • The epidemiology of physical activity in the UK.
  • The current recommendations regarding physical activity.
  • Some of the benefits of physical activity on health.
  • How you can measure a participants level of physical activity.
  • How you can use a brief intervention to encourage participant to become more active.
  • How you can recommend a suitable activity & what is available.

Active Norfolk are available to run sessions and for further information please contact Andy Oakley on andy.oakley@activenorfolk.org or 01603 731564


Introducing Physical Activity Provision within your Service

This awareness seminar is designed to be an interactive session with organisations to examine how physical activity can support their service users, and explore how physical activity can support them with meeting their strategic outcomes and goals.

The sessions can be adapted in content and length of time (1-2 hours) depending on the audience. Content will include:

  • Overview of Active Norfolk, and some of the interventions that have they have delivered.
  • A look into why physical activity is important, with a focus on physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Case studies of partnership work being conducted by Active Norfolk, where building physical activity into an organisational strategy has been done.
  • A look into the barriers and solutions of partnership work, and strategy level change.

Active Norfolk are available to run sessions, and for further information please contact Ryan Hughes on ryan.hughes@activenorfolk.org or 01603 732335


Physical Activity as a Health Intervention Tool

This lecture explores how physical activity can be used to impact upon the health sector, and why it is an important prevenative tool to be used when combating declining helath. As well as exploring the role of an Active Norfolk project officer, and the interventions they deliver.

The sessions can be adapted in content and length of time (1-2 hours) depending on the audience, and contebnt will include:

  • An introduction to the prevalence of health related issues facing society, and the increasing use of preventative tools to address these issues.
  • Overview of Active Norfolk, and some of the health related interventions that have been delivered.
  • How physical activity can effect specific conditions
  • Interactive session on designing an intervention.

Active Norfolk are available to deliver this lecture, and for further information please contact Ryan Hughes on ryan.hughes@activenorfolk.org or 01603 732335


Active Futures / Children and Young People Physical Activity Training

This free training is available to frontline professionals working with children and young people that want to learn more about the benefits of physical activity and opportunities that are available locally.

The sessions can be adapted in content and length of time (30 minutes – 2 hours) depending on the audience. Content will include:

  • Overview of Active Norfolk
  • Importance of physical activity to young people
  • How much physical activity young people should take part in
  • Introduction to Active Future – Cross agency strategy to promote physical activity and get more young people active
  • How to signpost young people to high quality and suitable physical activity provision

If interested in arranging a training session for your organisation please get in touch with George Webster (george.webster@activenorfolk.org) 01603 731567 or Jo Thompson (joanne.thompson@activenorfolk.org) 01603 732381


Maximise your PE and Sport Premium

A number of free courses have been arranged in partnership with Educator Solutions to oversee the increased opportunity, expectation and accountability for all primary schools with regard to the PE and Sport Premium.

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • Be well informed of the purpose of the PE and Sport Premium and how it can impact on pupils
  • Understand the role of the Governor when supporting the school to maximise their funding
  • Be able to challenge and monitor the impact of the spend
  • Understand the accountability measures, statutory duties and the funded support that is available.

Active Norfolk are available to run ssessions for full governing bodies or clusters upon request. Please email Jo Thompson at joanne.thompson@activenorfolk.org


The Benefits of Physical Activity for an Older Person’s Health and Wellbeing

This awareness seminar is available for people working with or supporting older people that want to learn more about the benefits of physical activity as we age, with a particular focus on the impact upon health and wellbeing.

The sessions can be adapted in content and length of time (1 – 2 hours) depending on the audience. Content will include:

  • Overview of Active Norfolk, the Mobile Me project and its findings, as well as other interventions.
  • Importance of the role physical activity has to play as we age.
  • A deeper look into how Physical activity can aid the prevention and support of some age associated conditions.
  • Engaging and delivering activity for older people in different settings. For example, working in the community, compared to working within supported housing and care settings.
  • A look into barriers faced by older people to engage in physical activity, and potential work that can be done to addressing these barriers.

Active Norfolk are available to run sessions, and for further information please contact Ryan Hughes on ryan.hughes@activenorfolk.org or 01603 732335


Active Workplaces Champion Training

This free one day training course is designed to provide workplace champions with valuable information, advice and support to help you improve the lives of your colleagues through physical activity and active travel.

Content will include:

  • Introduction to the Active Workplaces programme
  • The business case for an active workforce
  • The benefits to employees of physical activity and active travel
  • How to develop your own workplace physical activity and active travel programme
  • Identifying and overcoming the barriers to success
  • Opportunity to share good practice with other champions in attendance

If you are interested in joining a training day or offering a training session at your workplace, contact Katie Tierney, 01603 731569 (katie.tierney@activenorfolk.org)