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Free Online Learning

Free Online Learning

UK Coaching have temporarily made their most valuable subscriber resources available to everyone who registers for free on UK Coaching. These will equip coaches with the knowledge and skills to operate confidently and competently so that they can meet the wants, needs and dreams of the people they coach. Find an online classroom at a time that suits you, enrol on an eLearning course or listen to a webinar on-the-go. 

Current online courses include:

  • Coaching people with a visual impairment
  • Keeping deaf and disabled children safe in sport
  • How to coach: Plan, Do, Review
  • Inspiring positive behaviour in sport
  • Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Mental health awareness for sport and physical activity
  • Understand, Connect, Thrive: Knowing Your People (Adapted from Coaching The Person in Front of You)
  • Understand, Connect, Thrive: Developing Your Practice (focussing on person centred coaching and differentiation of skills, drills and activities – using STEP and AIM)
  • Promoting Behaviour Change
  • Coaching Children Online Classroom

Why not also join the UK Coaching Connected Coaches network and access their forum and resource suite.

Introduction to Orienteering Course Available in eLearning - This course will support all Teachers and Assistants, Outdoor Centre Staff, Youth Leaders and Uniformed Group Leaders to understand what Orienteering is and how to introduce activity sessions in a fun and exciting way to young people.

StreetGames training develops the workforce to activate change by building skills and knowledge in the areas of sport, physical activity, community safety, mental and physical well-being. We work with organisations to build on talent and develop new areas of expertise. We deliver training to staff, students, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young leaders.

The FA – have produced a number of online courses through their website which include leadership, mentoring as well as CPD courses. You need to register as an FA Fan to access the courses but this is free. You can do this here and start accessing the content.

The Open University – Exploring sport coaching and psychology. In this free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, you will explore the influence of coaching and psychology through the lens of sports people and teams who have been successful. You will focus on coaching practices used with young people and adults, including research and advice of leaders in their fields.

UK Coaching – Curious Coaches Club - What are the things that separate good coaches from great coaches? Well, we know that one of those elements is curiosity; it is the urge you feel to know more about something. Alongside this is the knowledge that the more we learn and find out, the more we realise we don’t actually know as much as we thought! This is where the ‘Curious Coaches Club’ comes in!

Each week UK Coaching will be holding a conversation about a particular coaching topic that they know is important to coaches and one that many would like to learn more about. You see, we are all coaches as well and are fascinated by the process and art of coaching, helping people to learn and grow whilst using sport and activity as the vehicle to achieve this. Sometimes this might be helping another person get better at a specific technical or tactical outcome or it could be to support someone else to increase their confidence or communication skills.

The ‘Curious Coaches Club’ will have three parts to it:

Watch ‘A Conversation About…’ between expert coaches live on a Monday or on-demand via UKCoaching.org or their You Tube channel.

Engage and take part in a more in-depth conversation about the topic on Wednesday or Thursday via smaller informal gatherings of coaches hosted by one of the UK Coaching team.
Continue the conversation via the community aspect of ‘Connected Coaches’ hosted on their website.

CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) – have created a hub where they have brought together advice and guidance to support those working in the sector – click here to access.

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