Coach Development

Qualifications

National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications, and workshops provided by other organisations, remain the most accessible and recognized way of developing your capabilities as a coach. NGB qualifications allow coaches to progress and diversify as a coach and are the best way for others to judge the level at which a coach can operate. They are central to coaching development and support the improvement of technical knowledge and delivery skills.

Along with an NGB qualification, to ensure coaching practice is safe, appropriate and that coaches have the skills to deal with all situations that may arise, various organisations offer other workshops, such as Safeguarding and Protecting Children.

Three of these workshops are included in the Minimum Standards for Active Coaches (MSAC) as determined by UK Coaching. Active Suffolk offer these courses, along with First Aid training and workshops for clubs, in the form of the annual Club and Coach Education Programme. These courses and workshops are heavily subsidised by Active Suffolk, with preferential rates offered if you are a CIMSPA Member, or a coach/member of an accredited club.

To compliment the NGB qualification and MSAC workshops, coaches can access a raft of other sessions designed to improve a coaches knowledge and understanding. Active Suffolk have collated these workshops, and are offering to organise as and when enough interest has been received. Please refer to our Workforce CPD Guide below

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. CPD is important because it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. It is an ongoing process and continues throughout your career.

Active Suffolk, in partnership with education partners have developed a CPD guide for the entire workforce which includes a mixture of workshops, seminars, e-learning modules, webinars and tutorials. The guide also includes guidance for clubs via Club Matters support and also includes CPD for the education and health sectors. A number of the core modules are endorsed by CIMSPA therefore members are able to gain invaluable CPD points.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Online First Aid Essentials

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - Fri, 31 Dec 2021

Online

First Aid Essentials, produced with West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, aims to give the confidence needed to react in an incident when someone urgently needs help. Although this isn't sport specific it should give you basic First Aid provision.

Suffolk Needs Met: Mental Health and Wellbeing Training for Active Schools (Available to invited schools only)

Suffolk Needs Met: Mental Health and Wellbeing Training for Active Schools (Available to invited schools only)

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - Wed, 03 Feb 2021 (15:45 - 17:45)

Suffolk Needs Met training for Active Schools as part of Suffolk Mind's Primary School EARLY Minds programme. This training is designed to inform and educate teachers on a number of mental health and wellbeing topics.

*PLEASE NOTE - this course will be delivered by Suffolk Mind trainers over two 2 hour sessions at 3:45-5:45pm on Monday 1st Feb & Wednesday 3rd Feb 2021 via Zoom.

FREE Health Walk Leader Training Course

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 (10:30 - 12:00) + More Dates

One Life Suffolk are offering FREE online Health Walk Leader Training via 2 online Zoom sessions in February/March.

Time to Listen Course - Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Time to Listen Course - Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 (18:00 - 21:30)

*Virtual*

This virtual Time to Listen workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO) will be delivered via Zoom over 3.5 hours by Team Beds & Luton.

FREE Health Walk Leader Training Course

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 (10:30 - 12:00) + More Dates

One Life Suffolk are offering FREE online Health Walk Leader Training via 2 online Zoom sessions in February/March.

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