There are a number of coach education workshops available throughout 2009/10, focusing on Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Children First in Safe Hands, First Aid, and Autism Awareness.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

This workshop focuses on helping clubs to put child protection policies into practice. 


Learn about child abuse and how to handle situations if you have concerns to help protect yourself, the young people you are coaching, and your employer, by understanding and following good coaching practice. 


Children First In safe Hands

For child protection officers, this workshop focuses on helping clubs to put child protection policies into practice.


Candidates are required to attend the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop before attending this more in-depth course.


Autism Awareness

This workshop provides advice on how to plan a session or make adjustments to the way you work to make your coaching more effective.


You do not necessarily need special training to coach people affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). What you do need is sound background knowledge of autism and some specific communication skills, coupled with the confidence and understanding to make appropriate adjustments to the ways in which you already work in your own sport.


Practical tips and strategies will also be discussed to allow you to apply your knowledge in coaching sessions.


This workshop will provide the knowledge you need to develop this confidence and become a good coach for people affected by an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for anyone who leads or delivers physical activity programmes, e.g. coaches, leaders, instructors etc.


Course dates are detailed in the pdf document on the right. 


Quality Mark Clubs should contact Lorna at the Regional Office on 01343 540 101, as you will receive the workshops for free.