Coaching Professional Standards

Last updated: 09 May 2019 Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type: News article

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and UK Coaching have developed a set of Professional Standards for coaches and coaching assistants.

These coaching standards are a first for the sector and provide an agreed level of the knowledge, skills and behaviours coaches and coaching assistants should possess. 

They've been developed by employers and supported by CIMSPA, UK Coaching, Association for Physical Education, Youth Sport Trust and ukactive KIDS, who form part of the sector’s Community Sport Professional Development Committee.

The Standards will help to inform future coaching qualifications and training as well as supporting the effective recruitment of coaches.

You can download and read the Professional Coaching Standards on CIMSPA website. 

Emma Atkins, Director of Coaching at UK Coaching said:

“UK Coaching welcomes the launch of the first coaching professional standards. This is the start of a new era for coach development, qualifications and training that will give coaches clearer career pathways, a broader range of skills and help create an active nation inspired through great coaching.'

Further Information

Other courses and workshops

Visit the NSPCC Training pages for training courses and resources for anyone working to safeguard children and young people in the UK. These include the Child protection in sport course, an online introductory safeguarding course.