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About the course

If you have an interest in running for fitness and you’d like to lead a group, then this is the course for you. The course is designed to prepare you as a Leader to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for people over 12 years of age of any level of ability, age, size and shape.

As a leader you may set up your own group and register with the Run England network. Your qualification as a Leader in Running Fitness will provide you with insurance to lead a group within the limits of the course content.

Course pre-requisites:

You must be aged 16 years or older to take part in this course.

DBS requirement: England Athletics take their responsibilities towards the welfare of young people in athletics very seriously and require everyone in athletics who has significant contact with children to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (which has replaced the CRB check). 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete the DBS process and pay for your DBS check.

Duration of the course:

8 hours.

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

Standard price: £160 + DBS
Student price: £140 + DBS

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What you'll study

Course content:

The course will focus on the safe organisation of running activity and how to lead a group of inexperienced runners. Topics covered include:

  • The barriers that stop people from taking up running.
  • What you could do as a leader to make a difference for them.
  • How to deliver a safe and fun warm up and a cool down.
  • The different types of running activity that can make running varied and enjoyable.
  • How to deliver sessions that are safe and fun.
Course exam/certificate:

You must, in order to gain a certificate:

  • Attend all course hours
  • Complete and pay for the DBS check. 

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