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Training & development opportunities in Surrey

We want to ensure everyone engaged in sport and physical activity has the best possible experience by creating a workforce of volunteers and professionals that is diverse, inclusive, empowered and reflective of the community it serves.

For those involved in community clubs, UK Coaching offer a range of development opportunities to supplement those from individual NGBs.

In Surrey, our ‘Activating Your Community’ programme offers training and support specifically for those working with the inactive audiences we target. We also organise separate school teacher CPD and training and training for health professionals.

Safeguarding - of children & adults

First Aid for Sport

(Not suitable for LTA tennis coaches)

Other learning opportunities

Activating your community

Free training for health and activity professionals to help you engage and nudge target audiences into moving more.

Health professionals training

Local courses and national resources that can help support you in advocating for physical activity in your practice.

Teacher & support staff training

View the training options and specialist courses which can boost your school's efforts to get pupils more active and productive


Safeguarding of adults and children

In addition to the training below, check out our own Safeguarding page for free resources.

Coach with kids in a school gym

Safeguarding & protecting children

The NSPCC and CPSU work with UK Coaching to run their online safeguarding training which is suitable for most needs (please check with your own organisation - note the FA only accept their own Safeguarding qualifications ).

It's relevant for anybody involved with the delivery of children’s sport - coaches, leaders, instructors, development officials, committee members, administrators, and volunteers - and covers: 

  • identifying good coaching practice and its implications
  • exploring values and feelings in relation to child abuse and understanding how these may potentially impact on responses
  • recognising and responding to the signs of child abuse and neglect
  • taking appropriate action if you have concerns

Advanced safeguarding training

People who have attended one of our Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops can now access the wide range of specialist safeguarding training available through the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership without needing to attend a SSCP foundation course.

See Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership's training page for the courses they offer including Safeguarding Disabled Children; Managing Allegations Against Staff & Volunteers; Understanding & Working with Children Affected by Sexual Abuse; and many more.

Safeguarding adults (E-Learning)

This workshop will give anyone who wants to access safeguarding learning, the knowledge and confidence to safeguard adults in sport and physical activity sessions.

The online course is also the first to be endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Completing the course will give learners three Developmental CIMSPA CPD points.

Cost: £25 (Oct '23). Find out more and book


Other recommended learning opportunities

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training 

Learn how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue and tackle stigma to support positive wellbeing, through this 4-part evening course.

Recognise the warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening - while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also discover how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms, from useful websites to accessing therapy through their GP, school or place of work or online self-referral and support groups.

Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity (E-learning)

Gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems, and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions.

This course is suitable for anyone who works in sports clubs, community sport and physical activity – such as coaches, activators, sports administrators, front of house staff or volunteers.

Cost: £15 (as at June 2023). Find out more and book

Duty to Care Toolkit and digital badge   [free]

The free UK Coaching Duty to Care Toolkit is a series of knowledge checks and learning resources set across the five distinct pillars that represent the Duty to Care ethos: Safeguarding, Inclusion, Diversity, Well-being and Mental Health

Can't find the workshop you’re looking for?

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