Nordic Walk Leader

A Nordic Walk Leader leads walks for people who have already been taught to Nordic Walk by an instructor qualified in the INWA 10 Step Method. If you want to qualify to teach people how to Nordic Walk, you need our Instructor Course instead. 


Walk Leaders often act as assistants to a Nordic Walking Instructor as their groups and classes grow. Nordic Walk Leaders will need their own insurance, separate from that of any Nordic Walking Instructor that they work alongside, and specially designed insurance is available through our insurance scheme.

Many Nordic Walking community projects, for example those run by Age UK and Age Cymru, use Nordic Walk Leaders. People new to Nordic Walking complete a course of Nordic Walking lessons with a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor and then go on to join regular led walks by a Nordic Walk Leader. 

The INWA Certified Nordic Walking Leader course is a fun and interactive  course where you will:

  • Learn to plan group Nordic Walks in a safe environment, do risk assessments and deal with emergency situations.
  • Learn to lead and motivate a group of Nordic Walkers, to set the correct pace for your group and ensure everyone has a positive experience.
  • Learn to lead a safe warm up and cool down. 

***  New updated blended learning course ***

1 x 4 hour online session with our National Trainer 

Online videos to study in your own time. 


What do you need to do before joining the course?

  • Be a competent and experienced Nordic Walker.
  • Be supervised by a local INWA Instructor who is also a current member of British Nordic Walking.
  • A computer, laptop or tablet, with a camera so we can see you.

  • A pair of Nordic Walking poles.

  • Your manual (which will have been sent to you in the post) and some paper and a pen

     Cost: £140

*This includes: full INWA manual, assessment, certification, your first year’s annual membership (worth £32, which covers both British Nordic Walking and INWA).


    Any questions? Call us on 01332 504949 or email


    Saturday 1st June 2024 - 9am to 1:30 Book here 


    Terms & Conditions

    Cancellation policy:

    Within 30 days prior to the course commencement date: 50% charge

    Within 14 days prior to the course commencement date: 100% charge

    Should you wish to transfer your booking to a different date British Nordic Walking will charge an administration fee of £15. This applies to a date change made within 30 days prior to the start of your original course.  

    Refund Policy:   BNW reserve the right to cancel or rearrange any BNW course. In the event of cancellation we will aim to transfer your booking to another course or offer a full refund if a suitable course cannot be found. BNW may need to cancel the course owing to government restrictions in place in relation to coronavirus, or owing to other unforeseen circumstances. BNW require a minimum number of attendees for the course to take place.


    IMPORTANT: By attending this course you agree not to record any of the content on another device.

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