Continual professional development

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Developing knowledge and skills does not stop after initial or even specialist training courses.

As research, practice and legislation change and develop, those working with children and young people can build upon their experience through accessing additional training. This is known as continual professional development. 

What this training involves

This training provides enhanced learning at all levels and therefore will be delivered in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences. For example, refresher safeguarding training for coaches may be delivered through a face-to-face or e-learning course, whereas some specialist roles will follow accredited routes with longer courses.

Examples of continual professional development:

  • sport-specific training to consider safeguarding within the context of the sport
  • coaching techniques to encourage positive coaching of the whole child
  • specific-issues training through webinars, online courses and face-to-face training, including:

Where to get training

For more information, keep an eye on the CPSU website for new webinars and resources.

Sports national governing bodies (NGBs) and County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) will also have information about new developments and opportunities.

Refresher courses

The CPSU have worked in partnership with sportscoach UK in the development of its Safeguarding and Protecting Children refresher workshop. This is available directly from sportscoach UK in England in person or as an online course, and through the Welsh Sports Association's online course in Wales.

This course is only available for those who have already attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children face-to-face course.

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