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The main learning outcomes for the courses we offer.

Basic Life Support Training Course (3 hours)

This course will train and certificate persons in accordance with the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines. It is suitable for anyone who may respond to an emergency situation.


  • Course introduction & administration
  • The aims & responsibilities of the first-aider
  • Priorities of treatment
  • Primary Assessment
  • Adult Resuscitation
  • Adult Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Heart Attacks

Emergency First Aid (3 Hour Course)

Awareness raising course for volunteers, provided by an HSE approved provider but not an HSE course (has to be 6 hour course to be HSE approved.)

As this is not part of a set syllabus the trainer can gear the content of the course to best meet the needs of those attending, but will normally cover:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Conscious and unconscious casualties
  • Head Injuries
  • Major Bleeds
  • Fainting
  • Shock
  • Evacuation and reporting procedures
  • Adult CPR

HSE Emergency First Aid (6 hour course).

This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience and is ideal for lower risk businesses/sport, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations. The course is run over 6 hours and includes both theory and practical sessions, in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate's confidence.

The syllabus includes:-

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits
  • Recording and Reporting

Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate that is valid for three years.

Equity in Your Coaching (3 hours)

Everyone should have access to sport, regardless of ability, ethnicity, age, sexuality or gender - this is what equity is all about. But, in reality, disabled people, ethnic minorities, women and girls experience discrimination on a regular basis. Everybody involved in sport has a responsibility to improve this situation.

Endorsed by the English Federation of Disability Sport, Sporting Equals and the Women's Sports Foundation, this course will raise your awareness of equity issues and help you make your sport fair, open and accessible to a more diverse range of people.

The workshop is designed to assist current or future coaches in becoming more aware of the barriers many people face in taking part in sport.

By the end of the workshop coaches will be able to:

  • Explain what sports equity means and why it is important
  • Identify barriers to participation
  • Use appropriate language and terminology
  • Identify and challenge inequitable behaviour
  • Interpret the legal framework that affects coaching
  • Identify how they can become more equitable
  • Establish where to go for further information.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport (3 hours)

The government's 2004 Every Child Matters strategy outlines every organisation's responsibility to ensure the children in its care are healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. Ensure you comply with government guidelines and legislation by following the clear and practical advice given in this course and supporting material. This course is not just for coaches but all those who are involved with children in sport (coaches, leaders, teachers, instructors, development officers, officials, administrators, volunteers, parents).

This workshop aims to increase awareness of safeguarding and protecting children, helping coaches to recognise signs of abuse or poor practice and deal sensitively and effectively with issues that arise. It also prompts a review of coaching practice to ensure that sport provides a positive and enriching experience for children.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for them
  • Explore their values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise how these may potentially impact on their response.
  • Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of child abuse and poor practice
  • Take appropriate action if concerns about a child arises
  • Identify the foundations of safeguarding children, good practice and child protection
  • Describe the different categories of child abuse and the impact of abuse on children
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of each category of abuse
  • Identify the appropriate action to take if abuse is suspected
  • Recognise the roles and responsibilities of relevant statutory agencies.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the content of the course, a separate one is delivered for under 18's.

How to Coach Disabled People in Sport (2 hours)

This workshop aims to answer all the commonly asked questions about disabled participants in sport and how to set up coaching sessions to their needs. It gives advice on how to plan a session or make a minor adjustment to the way you work, to make your coaching more effective. The course is open to all those responsible for organising sport (within governing bodies of sport, local authorities, sports and leisure centres, sports clubs) and those who lead or deliver sports programmes (coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, administrators, volunteers, parents, etc).

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Determine how to include disabled people in sport
  • Select appropriate coaching activities
  • Create effective coaching environments.

An introduction to Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD)(3 hours)

The revolutionary LTAD approach is designed to help athletes reach elite levels and encourage a healthy, lifelong participation in sport. The beauty of this approach is that, because it promotes interesting and varied physical activity from a young age, it not only develops athletes, but helps everyone enjoy a healthier lifestyle and stay fit throughout their lives.

The workshop provides all the essential information on the LTAD model and its practical applications. As well as general theory, it described how to identify talented athletes and maximise your performer's ability, achievements and commitment to sport through integration of the LTAD approach.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the reasons for adopting LTAD
  • Understand the key concepts and principals of LTAD
  • Recognise and respond to the implications for coaches and coaching
  • Identify appropriate action to integrate LTAD into their coaching.

An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Movement (3 hours)

This practical workshop explores the concepts of Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed (ABCs), helping to observe, analyse and coach good movement patterns within multi-skill or sport specific environments.

By the end of this workshop you will have knowledge of:

  • Agility - dynamic stability, starting and stopping, momentum, acceleration and rhythm
  • Balance - establishing a stable core, static ability, exploring centre of gravity and base of support
  • Coordination - in relation to disassociating body parts and the coordination of explosive actions, including jumping, throwing, striking and kicking.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that anyone who wishes to attend this course has previously attended the 'An Introduction to Long Term Athlete Development' workshop or be familiar with the LTAD player pathways in their chosen sport.

A Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches (3 hours)

Mentoring is a powerful tool in the education and development of sports coaches at all levels. This workshop will help you as a mentor to support coaches' learning and focus on how learning occurs. It provides coaches with tools (which are adequately flexible to fit within any mentoring framework) to record the relationships built through mentoring programmes. This course is open to anyone who already mentors as well as those who have an interest in mentoring sports coaches in the future.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify your role as a mentor
  • Develop your mentoring profile
  • Increase the effectiveness of your mentoring relationship by developing practical mentoring skills
  • Design a mentoring programme that best suits the needs of your sport and the level of coaching
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Coach Education Programme

Coach Education Programme

Throughout the year we will be hosing a range of training and development courses to support clubs, coaches and volunteers throughout the county.

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