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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

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*

The FA Primary Teacher's Award

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 (09:00 - 15:30)

Needham Market FC, Bloomfields Quinton Road Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 8DA

If you’re working or aspiring to work in a primary teacher role with a responsibility for delivering physical education at Key Stage 1 and/or 2, this could be a great course for you.

It has been developed specifically to provide primary school teachers (and others delivering PE in primary schools) with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and deliver engaging and inclusive PE and school sport.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop - UK Coaching (Level 2) (10th July 2019)

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

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

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 (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*

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