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
The CPSU has worked in partnership with UK Coaching in the development of a refresher course. There are currently 3 versions of the course that include the core refresher module along with an additional specific module.
The courses are available directly from UK Coaching in England in person or as an online course, and through the Welsh Sports Association's online course in Wales.