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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

Emergency First Aid for Sport (24th July 2019)

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

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

This workshop is a basic first aid course. It will provide you with knowledge of how to assess an incident, and what to do next, the latest resuscitation techniques and how to deal with sprains and strains. *We advise all attendees to check that this course is recognised by their NGB*

RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 (09:00 - 18:00)

Felixstowe Leisure Centre, 75 Undercliff Road W, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AE

RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Candidates must be 16 and/or over.

Course fee: £199 - includes manual and assessment. Spinal board and AED modules included.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop - UK Coaching (Level 2) (4th September 2019)

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Suffolk Football Association, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ

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*

Emergency First Aid for Sport (10th September 2018)

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Suffolk Football Association, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ

This workshop is a basic first aid course. It will provide you with knowledge of how to assess an incident, and what to do next, the latest resuscitation techniques and how to deal with sprains and strains. *We advise all attendees to check that this course is recognised by their NGB*

Coaching The Person In Front Of You - UK Coaching (16/09/19)

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Suffolk Football Association, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ

In the workshop, coaches will take part in activities designed to make them think about their own coaching and how they currently interact with people on a daily basis. Reflecting on questions such as: • “Do I really understand my participants?” • ”Am I able to connect with them?” and • “How do I enable my participants to thrive in everything they do?”

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