We work with Partners to advertise workshops and courses for 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.
We work together to run a full programme of workshops for entry level coaches and for clubs working towards Clubmark (or equivalent) accreditation. In addition, we intermittently run a range of other workshops which you will also find listed below. We will list any other courses that we are aware of, for instance coaching award courses and CPD sessions organised by the governing bodies of sport.
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Create a positive sports experience for Young People
This workshop will give you the best practice tools you need recognise and respond appropriately to issues of safeguarding and child protection. this will increase your confidence and help you create a positive sports experience for young people.
By the end of this workshop, you will be 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 the signs of child abuse.
Take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.
To book please select one of the following dates/venues:
The Inclusive Activity Programme provides individuals with access to a tailored three-hour face-to-face practical workshop delivered by inclusion experts and supported by ongoing learning and development opportunities. This support package will enable participants to continually develop their coaching skills and confidence to tailor delivery to a variety of different audiences.
During the practical workshops participants will undertake a range of practical activities which will enable them to:
We will be running a number of these workshops around the county, to book please select/click on the appropriate venue/date below:
New Dates TBC
This one day course will help you on your way to lead a Health Walk in your local area. Health 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
The next course will be:
This course has been developed by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (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). CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to bring their own 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:
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’.
Our next course is taking place on:
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.
Leading Athletics is an exciting new leadership workshop for those looking to lead athletics activities for young athletes. Packed full of useful tips and ideas, this three hour workshop is supported by a Workbook, Support Resource and a series of Game Cards which aid delivery.
Copeland Stadium - 30th June
£50 (Clubs £30)
The course will focus on the safe organisation of achievable and progressive running activity and how to lead a group of runners of varying ability.
Topics covered include: The barriers that stop people from taking up running, and how a leader can make a difference for them. How to plan sessions and deliver a safe and fun warm up and a cool down. Demonstration and supervision of effective stretching. The different types of activity that can make running varied and enjoyable. Helping runners to set and achieve SMARTER goals.
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School - 22nd Sept
£170 (Clubs £140)
The Open University has been awarded £38,500 by Sport England to develop a free online course, launching in July 2019, for those who train, mentor or develop the skills of sports coaches, officials, instructors and activity leaders. More than 2.6 million people in England have coached in the last year – helping over 9 million people develop sports skills and stay active.
Forming part of Sport England’s plan to build a stronger and more supported workforce, the free OU Coaching Others to Coach course will be hosted on its learning website, OpenLearn, and will be a Badged Open Course (BOC), with a final digital badge awarded on completion. Aimed at professional and volunteer coach developers the course includes video, audio and interactive materials involving eight 2-3-hour online learning sessions with digital assessment, covering:
- How adults learn
- The skills and communication behaviours of those coaching coaches
- How to make sense of complex learning environments
- Observing practice and providing feedback to coaches
- Understanding and recognising expertise in coach development
The Open University already has 6,000 people studying two existing sports coaching BOCs, Exploring Sport Coaching and Psychology, and Communication and Working Relationships in Sport and Fitness.
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’.
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) from the NSPCC has a number of webinars and opportunities for e-learning.Including:
Free Online Courses from Future Learn: