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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

Your Needs Met – Emotional Needs and Resources training

Wed, 01 May 2019 (14:00 - 17:30)

East Point Academy, East Point Academy, Kirkley Run, Lowestoft, NR330UQ

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.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop - UK Coaching (Level 2) (9th May 2019)

Thu, 09 May 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

King Edward VI School, Grove Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3BH

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*

Functional Fitness MOT Training Day

Fri, 24 May 2019 (09:00 - 16:15)

Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2DB

The FFMOT is a person-centered brief behaviour change intervention that aims to educate older people about the different components of fitness necessary to maintain independent living, physical and mental health. This one day training course is designed to assist Active Ageing professionals to understand how they can use the Functional Fitness MOT with the groups and individuals they work with.

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching )

Tue, 28 May 2019 - Fri, 31 May 2019 (09:00 - 17:00)

Fore Street Pool, Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1JZ

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.

First Aid in Sport (9th June 2019)

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 (09:00 - 16:00)

Ipswich School Sports Centre, The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 1DE

This course is run by an HSE registered trainer and covers all the requirements for the Appointed Persons qualification and looks at further scenarios more specifically found in the sporting field. This full day course, is for everyone involved in sport. You will learn how to deal with the types of emergencies that can occur in the sporting environment, and how to assess an incident and the latest resuscitation techniques. *We advise all attendees to check that this course is recognised by their NGB*

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