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Update on Walking for Health training services
Published: 9th May 2012
Latest information on Walking for Health training services following the handover from Natural England.
The administration of Volunteer Walk Leader training has now been partially reinstated after being suspended late in 2011 as part of the handover from Natural England. Please consult the relevant section below to see how this may affect you. Regarding all other services, we are aiming to reintroduce them as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during the handover.
Information for Cascade Trainers
The key change to the training administration is that we are now able to receive and process training documentation. If you have trained new Volunteer Walk Leaders since the training administration was suspended, but have not submitted the documentation, now is the time to do so. If you arrange any training days from now on please send us the relevant documents. The new address for sending documentation can be found here.
For more details please consult the training section of the website. There you will find updated versions of the training documentation and updated training slides. We are aware that some documentation still includes Natural England branding but these materials can still be used for the time being if necessary.
Please note we are not currently able to provide training materials such as the VWL training handbook and certificates. These still need to be downloaded from the training section of the website.
Information for potential Volunteer Walk Leaders
If you wish to become a Volunteer Walk Leader please check the training calendar. If you cannot find any events there, please contact us. We are currently contacting all Walking for Health Cascade Trainers so we may now be better placed to match interested walkers with trainers, but in some cases it may still be necessary to contact local schemes. This can be done by using the walk finder.
Information for Scheme Co-ordinators
If you are looking for a Cascade Trainer to train walker leaders for your scheme, please check the training calendar. If you cannot find any events there, please contact us. We are currently re-establishing contact with the cascade trainer network, but in some cases it may be necessary to find trainers by contacting other local schemes.
Information for potential Cascade Trainers
The training for new Cascade Trainers will remain suspended for the time being. It is our aim to reintroduce this service as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in cascade training and please continue to check the website for future developments.