Healthy Towns Gym

Ref: C3126004

This course is for everyone wishing to require knowledge about the theory and practical of how to lead a healthy active lifestyle and improve their health and also how to engage within community and how we can play our role in a wider society. The course is based at Huntingtree Park in Halesowen and utilises a range of indoor and outdoor exercise equipment. The theory aspect will cover oesteoporosis

Course aim

The main aim of this course is to promote health and well-being and community engagement through the provision of a physical activity and health education course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is open to Unison members only
  • This course is for all regardless of ability and beyond

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain what Osteoporosis is
  • Describe 3 risk factors associated with Osteoporosis
  • Name 3 ways to reduce the risk of Osteoporosis
  • Explain how physical activity can help to reduce risk of Osteoporosis
  • How to be proactive in society and play your role

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Healthy Towns Gym

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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