Online Leadership in Running Fitness Qualification

06/11/2020 00:00, In Blog /

We are pleased to announce that the Leadership in Running Fitness qualification has been revamped to meet today’s learner’s needs, and utilising todays’ technologies, so it can be completed fully online. 

The course is designed to prepare you to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for young people aged 12+ and adults of any ability. The course covers risk assessment, warm-ups, cool downs, and how to lead fun running sessions for a mixed ability group of runners.

The course is made up of four on-line self-guided learning modules, remote feedback from a tutor of a supervised session and a 90 minute virtual classroom session.

The online self-guided modules include;

  • Module One: Individual Centred Leading and the Role of the Leader
  • Module Two: Running Fitness Session Content
  • Module Three: Performance Factors, Energy Systems and their application
  • Module Four: The Role of the Leader in Injury Avoidance.

Self-guided means that there is no tutor present and you work through the modules independently. The modules use a variety of learning activities including videos and interactive tasks


As part of the remote feedback from a tutor of a supervised session participant will need to film themselves (complying with UK Athletics safeguarding requirements) leading two supervised running in fitness activities. Participants will be directed to upload these to the learning platform where a tutor will review them and offer you some developmental feedback.

The 90 minute virtual classroom is a teaching and learning environment, where participants can interact, communicate, engage with learning resources, view and discuss presentations, while working in groups all in an online setting.

This session allows the learner to reflect on the content covered in the four online modules, and share and discuss the feedback they have received on their leading practice, in a safe and supportive learning environment, with an experienced Leadership in Running.

If you would like to book onto one of the pilot courses taking please click on the dates/times below. Please note that the dates/times below are linked to the 90 min Virtual classroom.

Date Time  Link
Dec 6th 09:00 – 10:30 https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=db5de77cf8ed06ca48594faf3ba6eff0
Dec 6th 11:00 – 12:30 https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=624d6db3f901b3fcf99a374b723a3892

The ideal learner journey would be;

  1. Complete the self-guided online modules
  2. Record your running in fitness activities
  3. Attend the Virtual Classroom

Once you book on you receive all the information you need to engage with the various platforms to navigate the course successfully. If these dates do not suit your schedule we would still like you to register your interest so we can had you to a direct mailing list. Please complete this survey.


We will be releasing our New Year coach education dates in due course. If you have any queries relating to any qualification please email education@welshathletics.org

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