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Instructors & Coaches

Instructors and Coaches

It is important coaches and instructors are supported in their development to become the best they can be and deliver engaging sessions to their participants. The Workforce Strategy (2019-2024) is committed to supporting and developing Suffolk's infrastructure of coaches by:

  • Embedding professional standards across the workforce by increasing access to continuous professional development
  • Developing and increasing access to support and development offered to coaches
  • Working with expert partners to develop specialist training courses and support
  • Developing coaches through mentoring and leadership programmes
  • Broadening the diversity of the workforce to better reflect Suffolk's communities

In order to achieve some of the objectives outlined above, Active Suffolk are working in partnership with the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). CIMSPA is the single chartered professional body for the sport, fitness, leisure and physical activity sector. CIMSPA provides professional recognition of your status and qualifications and is developing career pathways for all in the sector – from student to CEO.

CIMSPA has been mandated by government and Sport England as the strategic lead on workforce development for the sector, to achieve the goals of the 2015 Sporting Future and 2016 Towards an Active Nation strategies. Active Suffolk is the first lead employer partner in the Country and also the first Active Partnership to work with CIMSPA in this way. As the regional lead for the East, we will endorse CIMSPA membership – offering a 20% discount when professionals sign up through Active Suffolk.

To find out more and how you can sign up to CIMSPA Membership click here

Active Suffolk is committed to offering a broad range of professional development courses and workshops for coaches and instructors. As such, we have developed a CPD guide for the entire workforce which includes a wide range of courses, seminars, and e-learning.

Courses include but are not limited to First Aid, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Behaviour Change, Time to Listen

Here you can find all upcoming courses, workshops and CPD for coaching professionals

Health Coaching - West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 (09:15 - 17:00)

East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT

Active Suffolk are working with West Suffolk Hospital to offer a Health Coaching training course which provides community practitioners, link workers, activators etc. with new mind-sets, communication skills and behaviour change techniques that transform the practitioner – patient relationship and enable patients to become more active participants in their care.

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 (10:00 - 16:30)

Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3TT

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a qualified swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned learn to swim session.

Badminton England: Racket Pack CPD / Teacher Training Workshop

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 (13:00 - 17:00)

Worlingham Primary School, Garden Lane, Worlingham, Beccles, Suffolk, NE34 7SB

The racket pack is designed to take place within the school setting and the CPD aims to help teachers to feel comfortable in delivering foundation badminton skills to increase children’s ABC’s.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children - UK Coaching (04/11/19)

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Suffolk, IP12 1RT

This workshop 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 should the need ever arise in your coaching career. *We advise all attendees to check that this course is recognised by their NGB*

Your Needs Met - Emotional Needs and Resources

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 (09:30 - 13:00)

East Point Academy, Kirkley Run, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0UQ

A half day course which introduces staff to the emotional needs and resources model, and enables people to help themselves and those around them, while improving understanding about what might be going on with colleagues, friends or family that are struggling. The training also acts as a good way of introducing to senior managers the benefits to the bottom line that come through ensuring people can get their needs met.

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