Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:24 by Adam Warden
Major investment to create new workforce opportunities for sport and physical activity sector
Sport England are investing £1.2 million into the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)Open in a new window over the next two years.
The backing will transform the delivery of sport and physical activity services – and help create a well-trained and highly skilled workforce for the sector.
ONE SECTOR, ONCE... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:15 by Adam Warden
Time is running out to nominate for UK Coaching Awards
With less than two weeks left to nominate for the UK Coaching Awards, members of the public are being urged to nominate as soon as they can to avoid disappointment.
Do you know a coach who goes above and beyond the line of duty? Have they transformed someone's life or had a significant impact on their local community? Now is the time to show your appreciation for all they do and nominate them.
Nominations... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:51 by Adam Warden
Review into UK Coaching Certificate aims to break down the barriers that stop people coaching
The Sport and Recreation Alliance will lead a review into the framework that supports current governing body sport coach-education programmes.
It will look into the current state of coaching and the necessary changes needed to get more people from diverse backgrounds into coaching.
The need to review the current coaching certificate is clear.
More than... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 11:28 by Adam Warden
From today (Monday 22 May) Sports Coach UK is rebranding and will become UK Coaching.
Watch our launch animation here
This rebrand is not just a name change or a redesign of our logo, it is much more.
Our view of coaching has changed, it is no longer solely about the acquiring and honing of sports skills, it is about improving a person's experience of sport and physical activity by providing specialised support and guidance aligned to their individual... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017 16:18 by Adam Warden
As part of the process of developing professional standards for the sector, CIMSPA are now beginning the work covering coaching-related standards in the sector, working in partnership with sports coach UK and the Open University.
In preparation for this and in anticipation of coaching apprenticeship developments we are asking organisations who employ coaches to complete a short, five-question online survey.
This will provide a snapshot of the UK paid... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 May 2017 12:01 by Adam Warden
How do you get started in coaching? Is it planned? Do you know where you want to be in five years and how to get there? Can you actually get there? Is it realistic?
Lots of experiences of being involved in coaching and coach development is based on random opportunity, it can be a case of serendipitous moments that define our coaching.
The concept of "The Coach's Journey" is to provide the opportunity to look at various reference points that would provide... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:24 by Adam Warden
The UK Coaching Summit is the central mechanism to reinforce leadership and direction across all levels of coaching, across the whole of the UK.
Tickets for the UK Coaching Summit are now on sale and sessions are beginning to fill up for our June event in Northern Ireland. The Summit arrives at the Slieve Donard Resort in Newcastle Co. Down from Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 June.
With a theme of Extending our Reach, the event has a programme full of learning... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:17 by Adam Warden
British Blind Sport believes that everyone has the right to participate in a sport of their choice. However, there are many barriers that people with visual impairments can face when trying to be active.
Coaches and volunteers play an important role in developing more recreational activities and British Blind Sport wants to ensure they have the knowledge to provide inclusive and accessible sporting opportunities for people with sight loss. To do this,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:15 by Adam Warden
The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) is looking to assist Coaches and Officials with bursaries.
BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.
Posted: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:35 by Adam Warden
It is hard to believe we are one year on from CSP's being tasked with testing the principles of the new Sport England Coaching Plan for England. It only seems like yesterday that Coaching Leads attended CSP roadshows across the country, but so much has been achieved in the 12 months since.
CSP's were tasked with testing the principles of a Plan that was yet to be officially launched – a unique and challenging task, with CSP's granted the freedom... Read More »