Swimming Teachers & Lifeguards

Swim England are working to develop further FREE online CPD opportunities and sign posting to helpful resources, including some additional live webinars. Their hope is that this will allow you to keep your staff up-to-date, engage with your swimming lesson parents and provide an opportunity to support teacher development without needing to deliver face to face training.

The existing resources are available for you to access now:

Learn to Swim webinars
Teaching hub
Continuous Professional Development

Swim England have launched a new online CPD course, helping those in the sector to understand the importance of safeguarding. Click HERE for more information.

Primary School PE Leads & Teachers

VisionED have developed their fully accredited, National Qualification in Leadership & Management in Primary PE to complete online. The course is a distance learning programme with video support, conferencing and access to further support materials.

To find out more and how to access click HERE


If you are already a member of CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport & Physical Activity) you will be able to access their eLearning platform, which provides access to over 1300 short courses to aid with your personal and professional development.

To access the academy for the first time, you will need the access key which is learning1 When you are ready to get started click HERE and click on the 'register' button.

For additional support and guidance throughout this challenging time, CIMSPA has also created a hub of information as a place where they can bring together advice and practical assistance, including generous offers of support from many of their partners and supporters. Please take a look frequently as this will be updated regularly.

UK Coaching Resources

UK Coaching offer a number of face-to-face workshops, eLearning courses and webinars designed to equip coaches with the knowledge and skills to operate confidently and competently so that they can meet the wants, needs and dreams of the people they coach.

Discover more by clicking HERE

In addition, UK Coaching's traditional face-to-face safeguarding and protecting children workshops are now being delivered online – this move has been supported by the Child Protection in Sport Unit. The course is also still worth three CPD points as accredited by CIMSPA There's a full statement should you require any more information.

To find out more and to book onto an online course click HERE

Earlier this year, UK Coaching also hosted a Curious Coaches Club where coaches across the country were invited to attend a live online Q&A session, engage in further conversations in a virtual community later in the week and then continue conversations in an online, closed group.

The Curious Coaches Club is currently on a break, however information on when it will return and all webinars previously aired can be watched on demand by clicking HERE

Mental Health Awareness Online Course

UK Coaching are offering their Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity e-learning course at a subsidised rate of £8.99. On completing this course you will receive 3 CIMSPA CPD points.

This course will allow you to gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems, and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions, as well as supporting your own mental health.

For more information on the course and how to book on click here

The Wright Foundation

The Wright Foundation offer training and workshops for those working in the physical activity sector.

Whilst they are unable to deliver their usual training sessions, they are working around the clock to adapt the way they support the sector by providing virtual learning opportunities. Find out more at www.wrightfoundation.com/

Later Life Training

If you are a specialist instructor within the workforce delivering evidence-based Falls Prevention Exercise Programmes, including FaME and Otago, Later Life Training have put a number of reccommendations together that could support you to adapt your practice.

Later Life Training have also teamed up with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Agile to create a resource for volunteers and staff working to discharge patients with mobility issues.

Club Matters Workshops

Club Matters offer workshops are short training sessions, funded by Sport England and will seek to develop your skills, improve your knowledge and ultimately help you develop your club. All workshops last for 2 hours.

For further information, please visit the Club Matters website by clicking HERE

Sport Structures Education in Isolation

Sport Structures launched their Education in Isolation offer at the beginning of April and have already had a steady stream of coaches and governing bodies book onto their upcoming virtual courses:

For more information and to book on, please click HERE

Core Academy Online Training

The Core Academy are providing training for fitness professionals to ensure the industry can support older adults and those at high risk during & after this pandemic.

Core Academy currently have a range of online courses available including a range of fitness qualifications, specialist qualifications and tutor and assessor qualifications.

In addition, Core Academy have also developed a heavily discounted bundle which includes the following:

  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
  • Level 3 Independent Older Adult
  • Level 2 Chair Based Instructor
  • Level 2 Circuits
  • Warm Up Ideas Workshop
  • Otago Balance Workshop
  • Core Ball Workshop
  • Stress Release Workshop
  • Mentoring Package
  • Business Basics & Beyond
  • Website Design

This bundle retails at just under £2750; but they are offering the bundle at a considerably reduced rate - £1750 (payment plans available).

To find out more about any of the online courses being offered and to sign up please email info@thecoreacademyuk.com or contact Michelle on 07725582817 to discuss any further details.

All qualifications are awarded by YMCA Awards, and can be found on CIMSPA.

Child Protection in Sport Unit- Time To Listen Virtual Course

The CPSU have just announced they have made their Time to Listen course (aimed at Club Welfare Officers) available virtually and with a Suffolk trainer ready and waiting to deliver it we can offer this to clubs or anyone needing to complete this course.

For more information on what the course entails please click HERE

If you need to attend this training please contact info@activesuffolk.org

Future Learn

Future Learn are offering a range of free online courses that may support you, your staff and volunteers to feel more confident to deal with situations which may have arisen in response to the latest pandemic.

Courses being offered include the free Public Health England psychological first aid training.

Other courses include:

MIND Charity Mental Health Champion Toolkit

MIND Charity have developed a toolkit for organisations, clubs and groups in the sport and physical activity sector that want to support the mental health of their members, participants, staff and volunteers. It introduces the idea of mental health champions, and provides guidance on establishing a mental health champions scheme.

Click HERE to read the mental health champions toolkit for the sport and physical activity sector