Inspiring an active nation through great coaching

People that’ve improved by sport or activity, talk about individuals supporting them to grow, or to live the life they wanted. That’s great coaching. That’s why we're here. We want everyone to experience great coaching.

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This version of the Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport renewal course includes the core refresher module plus the Safeguarding Deaf and Disabled Children module. Developed in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) the Deaf and Disabled Children in Sport pathway, is a convenient way for you to refresh, consolidate and update your understanding of safeguarding with a focus on how you can make sport safe for children with a condition or impairment - at a time to suit you*. Practice overcoming challenges faced by disabled children in sport For £13.99 (ex vat) our new style of online learning offers you the opportunity to learn-by-doing, making online decisions based on real-life stories and scenarios of disabled children in sport, so that you can see the consequences of those decisions in a safe environment. By putting you at the heart of the action, letting you practice your decision-making skills in a virtual environment and giving you the space to try again – as many times as you want - without fear of anyone looking over your shoulder, it will help you gain a deeper, longer-lasting understanding. You'll also get access to a bank of tools, tips and resources that you can start using straight away. After completing the Safeguarding Deaf and Disabled Children in Sport module you’ll then get access the refresher module, where on completion you will be able to download your certificate of completion. *Important Reminder Most governing bodies of sport recommend coaches refresh their safeguarding training at regular intervals (eg every three years). Please check with your governing body for clarification.  Read More

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This version of the renewal course includes the core refresher module plus the Safe Communication with Digital Kids module. 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. 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. 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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This version of the renewal course includes the core refresher module plus the Positive Parents module. Have you ever witnessed a parent of one of your players heckle or make comments that are not helpful? This module 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. 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. 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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Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions. Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment. Developed by UK Coaching in partnership with British Blind Sport you will: Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs Understand how to communicate effectively and guide individuals Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment. Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course. Please note: Members of British Blind Sport can enjoy a 33% discount on this course. To get your discount code, contact British Blind Sport on 01926 424 247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk * All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible. Who is it for? This course is suitable for anyone looking to support visually impaired people to take part in sport and physical activity. How long does it take? This course is self-paced and lasts approximately 2 hours. You will be able to access it whenever you want, at a time that fits in with your lifestyle. When do I need to complete the course? You have access to the course for 12 months from the point of enrolment. What should I use to complete the course on? This course works on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop using Google Chrome. Where do I get help? Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course. Accessibility If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers: HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version) Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 Before accessing the course please make sure you have turned on your screen reader software or the relevant browser settings that can assist users with visual impairments. The course also has both mouse, keyboard and TAB function. For keyboard functions: Select TAB to progress through the content Select Shift and TAB to review a section Select Enter to select. Read More

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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. 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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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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