Active learning offers a hub of engaging opportunities to build more workforce capacity to deliver system-wide approaches to physical activity in Scotland. Evidence and learning can influence a wide range of sectors to address some of the systemic barriers to physical activity that people with long-term conditions face. Sectors with the greatest potential include:
Health and social care sector: shifting attitudes, practice and confidence levels through providing pre-service and in-service training opportunities and tools to enhance knowledge and guide practice. Active learning will enable more conversations with those who could benefit most from moving more and signposting to appropriate physical activity pathways in the community.
Sport and physical activity sector: enhancing the skills, knowledge and competencies of the sport and active recreation workforce through workforce development opportunities. Active learning in this context will help engage, motivate and enable the development and delivery of appropriate, inclusive and equitable opportunities to attract and support people with long-term health conditions become active.
Voluntary and community sector: sharing insight about the benefits, enablers and barriers of becoming more physically active and developing skills and competencies to deliver local opportunities. Investing in Active learning will build the capacity of this sector to support people with long-term health conditions to find ways of moving that works with their condition and not against it.
Other sectors, such as Transport, Planning and Design, could benefit from Active learning about how can design and infrastructure can create environments that will increase opportunities for physical activity and influence health enhancing behaviours within communities.