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It is important that your club workforce and volunteers stay up to date.  Active Cumbria provide a range of CPD opportunities including:

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Time to Listen
  • Inclusive Activity Programme
  • Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity
  • Behaviour Change Tactics
  • Coaching the Person in Front of You

In addition, we work with a wide range of partners to advertise workshops and courses for different activity providers, sports coaches and clubs. Whether you are looking for a course in a specific sport or a more generic workshop, scroll down to see a full list of courses and workshops.

Depending on your setting and organisation, you may wish to have a closed course delivered in-house at the location of your choice. 

If you would like further information on any of the courses, or if you would like to promote your workshops, training or courses on this website, please Contact Us

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC)

Cost £35 per person or price on application for closed course.

This workshop - developed in partnership with the NSPCC and Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) - will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively.

It will help you recognise poor practice and the red flags of abuse, while also prompting a review of your coaching practice to ensure that you provide a positive and enriching experience for all children.

The guidance and scenarios provided are designed to counteract the latest threats to emerge that could impact on the physical or mental health of children in modern Britain, including being able to:

  • Identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching
  • Explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response
  • Recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse
  • Take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

You will receive a copy of Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching. Packed full of practical guidance it will help you to deal sensitively and effectively with any issues that arise.

It is recommended that this course is renewed every three years or an online refresher course is available through UK Coaching.  Get  in touch to enquire about future courses.

NSPCC Online

An online course for safeguarding children and young people in sport. As the UK’s experts on safeguarding, the NSPCC’s Child protection in sport elearning course will help you to gain an understanding of your role in protecting children from abuse or harm and what to do when concerns arise. Cost £22.50 

More details here

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Time to Listen (TTL)

Cost: £20 per person or price on application for closed course.

Time to Listen is a training programme developed by the CPSU specifically for people who have a designated role in safeguarding within a sports setting. Time to Listen is a three hour workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO) and Club Safeguarding Officers (CSO).

CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) workshop previously and will need to bring their own club/ NGB reporting procedures to the workshop. Please ensure that your National Governing Body accepts the multi-sport version of this Time to Listen course before booking*.

The workshop will:

·       Describe how a club welfare officer works with others to create a child centred environment

·       Explain how the club welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment

·       Apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practice

The course is interactive with group activities and discussions and helps Club Welfare Officers to understand their role and be most effective.  It gives the opportunity to share experiences and reflect on how to make Safeguarding in the Club ‘live’.

Inclusive Activity programme (IAP)

Cost: £20 per person or price on application for closed course.

This 3-hour workshop, developed in partnership with Activity Alliance, will equip you with the skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more effectively in activities

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn about practical tools to support inclusive delivery
  • Learn about Activity Alliance’s 10 Principles and how these can be applied to increase participation 
  • Explore creative ideas to support disabled people to take part in physical activity and sport
  • Access a range of resources to support delivery of activity sessions beyond the workshop
  • Learn about local opportunities, organisations and further training both for yourself and the disabled people they support.

You will receive a copy of the 40-page Inclusive Activity Programme workbook to accompany your learning which will

  • remind you how to adapt activity using the AIM and STEP models
  • introduce you to Activity Alliance’s ‘Talk to Me’ Principles to help you drive participation and make your sessions more accessible
  • provide you with further contacts for ongoing help and information.

Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity (MHASPA)

Cost: £30 per person or price on application for closed course.

This three-hour workshop is designed to give coaches, volunteers, sport administrators and front-of-house staff the confidence to support people with experience of mental health problems to be more active.

It has been developed with the support of UK Coaching, and input from people living with mental health problems and colleagues working in the sport and physical activity sectors. This practical workshop will help you:  

  • Understand common misconceptions about mental health and the impact of stigma and discrimination
  • Identify the positive impact that being active has on physical and mental health
  • Appreciate the barriers that stop people getting active
  • Talk confidently about mental health
  • Know where to signpost people to if they need support
  • Identify practical actions to make your service more accessible for everyone

You will also get access to an extensive bank of resources.

After completing the course you will receive your certificate of completion.

The course has been awarded 3 Developmental CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Behaviour Change Tactics (BCT)

Cost: Price on application (closed course only)

Behaviour change is a series of small steps taken over time as part of a journey. The goal of that journey may be to reverse unhealthy patterns of behaviour, such as an inactive lifestyle.

This workshop will provide you with the tools and tactics to ensure your participants develop and maintain the incentive to create lasting change in their lives.

On the workshop you will:

·       Learn Useful strategies to help people get active, and innovative nudge techniques to ensure they stay active.

  • Master simple strategies that can influence behaviour and ensure participants keep coming back to sessions and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Identify the individual needs, motivations and goals of participants, and how to tailor your coaching methods to suit them.

Every coach needs to be a good people person, and learning behaviour change tactics in this two-hour workshop package – which includes pre and post-learning activities – will help you significantly hone those softer skills.

You will receive a copy of the Behaviour Change Tactics booklet at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching. The 24-page resource explains what behaviour change is and why it is so important.

Coaching the Person in Front of You (CPFY)

Cost: From £160 Price on application (closed course only)

Coaching is all about people. Discover how to be truly person-centred, putting participants’ feelings, thoughts, ambitions and motivations at the heart of everything you do.

This newly-launched workshop will give you a deeper awareness of why great people skills are an intrinsic part of being an effective coach. Ultimately, the more coaches understand and connect with people they coach – by observing, noticing and communicating – the more they will be able to support them and help them thrive.

 During the workshop you will learn:

  • How to develop and model a person-centred philosophy and hone your soft skills to enable you to have the greatest possible impact with your participants.

  • Strategies and tactics to help you identify a person’s individual needs, motivations and goals using the UNDERSTAND + CONNECT = THRIVE framework.

  • to become an expert in people so that whatever your objective, you can provide the most engaging experiences for your participants

You will receive a copy of the 'Coaching the Person in Front of You' booklet at the workshop to guide you in your future coaching. The 40-page resource pulls together research and insight on how to better engage people taking part in sport and physical activity.

Please contact Active Cumbria for more information about the courses listed above.  You can use the form here

Other Opportunities: 

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Club Matters - Return To Activity

We know that there are a lot of questions around when people can safely return to activity and this can cause lots of concern for clubs and organisations.

In order to support you, and the people that you work with, Club Matters is developing a suite of new resources that are focused on preparing for this return. Find out more


ReActivate is a new, free, online training platform, designed to equip anyone working or volunteering in the sport, fitness, leisure and physical activity sector in England with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently return to work or restart their coaching activity. 

Become a Rambler's Wellbeing Walks Leader

This one day course will help you on your way to lead a Wellbeing Walk in your local area. Wellbeing Walks are short, free, organised group walks lasting a minimum of 10-30 minutes and never longer than 90 minutes. Walks are open to all but particularly suitable for those who have do little or no structured walking and wish to improve their health and wellbeing.

There are expectations of a walk leader and support will be provided, see Overview of the programme

Physical activity in the treatment of long term conditions

Understand how physical activity is important in the prevention and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Osteoarthritis and lower back pain
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • COPD and asthma
  • Mental health (depression and anxiety)

The Open University has a number of free courses themed around Health, Sport and Fitness including: 

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) from the NSPCC has a number of webinars and opportunities for e-learning.Including: 

A free online course about the benefits of physical activity for older adults and in particular those who are beginning to experience a decline in their physical function, referred to as those who are ‘in transition’.

Emergency First Aid in a Sport/Activity Setting 

A comprehensive first aid course delivered over 6 hours and designed to provide training to enable the first aider to reduce the effects of illness and injury suffered by those in a sport setting.  Assessment is continual over the duration of the course by the Instructor and is HSE certified.  Certification is valid for 3 years.

Please contact us for more information.