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A fun, self-paced course that will open your eyes to the world of coaching. Being able to connect with people is the most important skill for a coach - an increasing challenge in today’s digital world. That's why this course will enhance not only your coaching knowledge but also your people skills. By completing this course, you’ll nurture qualities that will serve you well. Skills that will stand you in good stead to bring out the best in people – in both your personal and professional life. As coaches, we believe we learn most when we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone. So if you are willing to embrace the optional course challenges, you too will push yourself to develop. Whether you are aspiring to become a coach or simply want to gain a greater insight into the fascinating role of coaching, join in for an entertaining exploration of coaching today. iframe.noScrolling {overflow:hidden;width:620px;height:575px;} In this course, you'll: Discover what different people want from their physical activity experience. It’s not always what you think. Have a go at coaching in our online decision-making games. First, you’ll coach at an after-school club and then, a hockey match.  Observe coaches in action. Answer a questionnaire to explore what coaching journey might best suit you - your beliefs, your motivations and your lifestyle. Then be inspired to go and get that first role. Hear about the shortcomings real-life coaches encountered when they started out and discover how to avoid them in a decision-making game. Connect with like-minded individuals and engage with a deeper learning experience by completing the course challenges. Full Details Who is it for? This is an introductory course. Anyone – parents, players and aspiring coaches - can enjoy it without any prior expertise or knowledge of either coaching or online learning. That said, if you have already started on your coaching journey there is plenty in here to enjoy and learn.  How long does it take? The course can take as long as you want it to - anything from 2- 7 hours. The more you immerse yourself in the learning experience, the more you will benefit. But it’s entirely up to you. No-one will be watching over your shoulder so you are free to go backwards and forward as many times as you want. When do I need to complete the course? You have access to the course for 12-months after enrollment.  Where do I get help? Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course. What should I use to complete the course on? This course is designed to work on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. However, for the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop. Accessibility If you have a visual impairment, we have design the course to work with screen readers. There are some videos in the course that feature audio. We haven't yet put in transcripts for audio content to aid people with hearing impairments. We are working on that.  Who wrote the course? The team at UK Coaching combined their expertise on coaching, digital and learning design to create this entertaining course. Melanie Mallinson, Paul Randle, Dave Turner Read More

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Give yourself peace of mind and take the guesswork out of employing coaches Are you responsible for employing coaches in your club or organisation? We understand that employment law can be quite daunting. There are many things you need to consider that you might not be aware of. This interactive module will demystify some of the challenges and questions you may face when using both employed and self-employed coaches. The module also provides direct access to tools that can help you, such as an example contract for services, for use with self-employed coaches. Who is it for? This course is for individuals at organisations responsible for employing coaches, such as: sports clubs universities colleges governing bodies of sport county sports partnerships local authorities schools coaching agencies county associations. Additional resources Within the eLearning, you’ll be signposted to numerous useful links, and be able to download professional resources, such as a sample contracts and employee rights information. Plus, you will be able to print out a certificate confirming you have completed the course. Please note: ‘Employing Coaches’ is Flash-based and therefore doesn’t currently work on smartphones and tablets. Disclaimer: This eLearning is not legal advice, merely guidance and a summary of best practice. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this module is correct at the time of publication, this eLearning has only been created to provide basic guidance on the employment issues associated with employing or hiring coaches. This guidance does not constitute formal legal or employment law advice, and you should not rely on any information contained within this eLearning without first consulting a qualified solicitor or seeking appropriate advice. UK Coaching accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage (howsoever caused) arising out of the use or reliance upon any of the information or guidance contained within this eLearning.  Read More

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Coach with confidence: Learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions effectively The ‘How to Coach: Plan, Do, Review’ eLearning module helps you understand the principles behind well organised coaching sessions. Learning about the principles of planning, delivering and evaluating coaching sessions will help you become a more effective coach and always enable your participants to progress and meet their goals. Within the eLearning, you’ll be able to: download a session planning template download an action planning template, which can help you reflect on your coaching practice and set goals for the future print out all the notes you make on the course, to support you in your future coaching. Plus, you will be able to print out a certificate confirming you have completed the course. Who is it for? The course is aimed at both Level 1 and Level 2 coaches who need to understand the principles of the coaching process (plan, do, review). It is also a good introductory course if you are thinking of becoming a coach as you’ll get a good idea of what’s involved in coaching. Read More

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Pick up vital skills and confidence to encourage better behaviour Is lateness an issue with the participants you coach? Or perhaps you have someone who’s constantly distracting others, and their behaviour is becoming a challenge. There will always be times when the behaviour of participants makes demands on your coaching skills, and this can have a negative impact on your coaching session. The ‘Inspiring Positive Behaviour in Sport’ eLearning module helps you develop your skills in managing disruptive behaviour. It will also challenge you to think about what you deem acceptable behaviour from your participants. Within the eLearning, you’ll be able to print out all the notes you make in the module, to support you in your future coaching. Plus, you will be able to print out a certificate confirming you have completed the course. Who is it for? This course is the perfect continuing personal development (CPD) opportunity for UKCC Level 1 and 2 coaches, activators, leaders and College Sport Makers. Read More

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Refresh and update your understanding of safeguarding at your convenience Developed in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), the ‘Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport’ eLearning course is a convenient way for you to refresh, consolidate and update your understanding of safeguarding at a time to suit you. An alternative to attending a face-to-face workshop, you can complete this fantastic course from the comfort of your own home – on a tablet or PC – so you can dip in and out to suit your lifestyle, while still keeping track of your progress. What’s more, the course includes two modules that cover two new topics: Positive Sports Parent - Ever witnessed a parent of one of your players heckle or make comments that are not helpful? Includes guidance for parents and coaches. By the end of this module, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to empower parents to contribute to enjoyable sporting experiences for all children and young people. Safe Communication with Digital Kids - Imagine you discover one of your team has left threatening messages on a young person's social networking page after a poor performance. Would you know what to do? This module will increase your confidence when it comes to communicating with children about sports sessions. You’ll learn how to take steps to keep children safe and protect yourself online, with information on: the risks and benefits of using social media how to use social media responsibly online grooming and entrapment online bullying online racism. Who is it for? The eLearning is suitable for you if you’re a coach, student, sports official, sport leader, parent or volunteer, aged 18 or over and have already attended the ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ (SPC1) workshop. As it is a refresher course, it is not appropriate if you have not had previous safeguarding training or are under 18. Most governing bodies of sport recommend coaches refresh their safeguarding training at regular intervals (eg every three years)*. * Check with your governing body of sport for further information, and to ascertain whether or not it recognises completing the eLearning as an appropriate way to renew your safeguarding training. Read More

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