Active Cheshire works with various organisations to provide and offer training opportunities for those working in sport. If you are helping out at a club or group, assisting a coach, you do not need any formal qualification to get started. A Level 1, sport-specific qualification is advisable however. Your club or group may also require you to have knowledge of first aid and safeguarding children as well as a DBS check. Your club should be able to guide you. · Safeguarding and Protecting Children- for information on when courses are taking place click here · First Aid- for information on when courses are taking place click here
To coach independently, clubs and governing bodies of sport usually require you to have a minimum standard of training - often leading to a Level 2 sports-specific coaching qualification. Most will assist on guiding you to obtain this. All sports are now part of the UKCC framework for coaching certificates resulting in a comparable level across sports. To find a sport specific coaching course, visit the National Governing Body website of your chosen sport. Some people look to further develop their skills in their chosen field or look to diversify their current offer. If you are looking to offer additional sessions for a particular groups such as disability, there are workshops which you can attend to develop these skills:
How to coach disabled people in Sport
Suitable for all coaches, this workshop aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and it will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more inclusive and effective. For more information, please click here
Active Kids- Inclusive Community Training
To continue the momentum and create a lasting legacy for disabled people after the London 2012 Games, Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training has been established, supported by £1 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England. This initiative is being delivered through the English Federation of Disability Sport and sports coach UK. I t involves a three hour practical workshop, supported by online resources to improve skills, know-how and confidence in delivering sports based activities to disabled people. To find out more information please click here
The below PFDs are useful resources for coaching those with specific impairements. Simply click on the links under ‘related files’.