By Gill Stewart at
Because our qualification sits on the UK qualification credit framework (QCF – see OFQUAL website ) and is vocational, it’s easy to map to those of other Nations too. In fact it is simple to map to many European qualifications see EURPOEAN CREDIT FRAMEWORK .
CYQ, our awarding body is recognised in many countries across the world as the leading provider of fitness instructor training and our course is the first full fitness instructor qualification to include Nordic and Fitness walking. This enables those who train with us to go on and gain their DIPLOMA IN EXERCISE REFERRAL which means they can deliver wellbeing sessions for those with medical conditions.
These standards and the fact that we support our Instructors with initiatives like the FREEDOM card and other innovative programmes means that the NWUK approach to Nordic Walking is attracting those from afar! It’s also great for UK based Instructors thinking of working abroad in the future – it’s easy to be fooled by claims of International recognition by Nordic Walking ‘bodies’…. but we recommend that it’s wise to check that skills are actually recognised by the actual Education establishment of any country you may wish to work in.
We now have Instructors working all over the world and are delighted to also have INSTRUCTOR TRAINING acadamies in other countries too. We are currently looking for International representatives to set up training schools and our bespoke programmes around the world. Using our proven model and standards, they will be able to replicate what we do in the UK – call us or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We also link up with other professional nordic walking organisations in order to share best practice, work together and spread the word about this amazing activity!