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Childhood Obesity Training Course

WMC Certificate in Childhood Obesity
This cutting edge course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and
deliver a first class effective children’s weight management service by promoting sound
nutrition and increasing physical activity through behaviour modification. You will also be
equipped to advise managers, governors and decision makers in the wider community on
policy, planning and the social and environmental causal factors behind childhood obesity; making you a
highly sought after and effective professional.

This 2 day course is designed for anyone working with young people, or working in a role that could impact
the lives of children. Community health providers, school and practice nurses, fitness professionals, teachers
or those involved in planning, design or policy formulation in areas impacting children.

Course Content
The aetiology of obesity and the significant obesogenic forces in the micro/macro environments. What is
driving childhood obesity and what changes are required to halt and reverse the year on year rise in childhood
obesity? What are the special needs of overweight and obese children? What are the critical issues relating
to exercise, activity, psychology, eating habits, peer pressures, environmental influences, parents, role
models and issues of education, and socioeconomic circumstance? What are the keys to successful
intervention in childhood obesity?

How can you make a positive impact on children individually and collectively, and what policies and strategies
are appropriate? What does the evidence indicate in terms of programme design and efficacy? What are the
strategies of prevention, and what are the wider social and environmental issues that need to be challenged.
How can every one of us positively impact the obesogenic environment?

The course includes:
• WMC Certificate in Childhood Obesity
• All tuition including unlimited online and telephone support
• Course manuals and workbooks
• 16 CPD credits on REP’s

Entry Requirements
Level 2 qualification, coaching qualification or work related experience.
Writing and numeracy skills are also required for presentation of course work. Minimum age 16.

This course is for:
All people working with young people on healthy living or weight reduction initiatives.

Course Format:
• Nutrition Precourse reading - Self directed supported distance learning (approx 4 learning hrs)
• Childhood Obesity Component - Taught unit with compulsory attendance on two day training course involving   tutorials and practical workshops.

Workshops and participation on the course

Certification & Qualifications
On successful completion of this course you will receive a WMC Certificate in Childhood Obesity and 16
REPs CDP credits

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