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

First Aid in Sport (24th November 2019)

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 (09:00 - 16:00)

Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5BH

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*

Emergency First Aid for Sport (27th November 2019)

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

East Suffolk Council, East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, 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*

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop - UK Coaching (Level 2) (23rd January 2020)

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 (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*

Active English

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 (13:00 - 16:00)

Roman Hill Primary School, Avondale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2NX

An Opportunity for English leads/class teachers/SLT to Explore how physical activity can impact on children’s love and progress within English. The Course is both Theory and practical and will demonstrate how teaching aspects of sentence, punctuation, text, handwriting, spelling and word work can all be done through move and learn techniques. This course has been written in conjunction with national English consultants and will support schools in the delivery of the primary English curriculum.

First Aid in Sport (16th February 2020)

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 (09:00 - 16:00)

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

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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