As outlined in Suffolk’s Workforce Strategy: Developing a Workforce Fit for the Future (2019-2024), Suffolk’s vision for the future physical activity workforce in Suffolk is to:
A highly skilled, motivated and diverse workforce equipped to meet the physical activity needs of Suffolk communities.
To raise skill levels and competencies across the professional health, sport and physical activity workforce.
To embed professional standards across the workforce by increasing access to continuous professional development.
There are a variety of workshops and seminars available which will aid ongoing professional development of the sector.
There are a number of core face to face workshops available to the workforce delivered by either UK Coaching or Active Suffolk tutors (all of which are CIMSPA accredited courses, earning you invaluable CPD points).
UK Coaching and CIMSPA offer a wide range of eLearning modules, suitable for the entire workforce. Completing CIMSPA Academy eLearning will qualify members for CIMSPA-recognised developmental CPD points – up to half of the annual requirement for most members.
UK Coaching offer a number of eLearning modules that can assist with ongoing professional development:
This online course will give you the knowledge and confidence to safeguard adults at your sessions, including those identified as ‘at risk’. You’ll learn how to create a safe environment in which all adults can enjoy sport and physical activity. This is the first course to be endorsed by CIMSPA against their Safeguarding Adults and Adults at Risk Technical Specialism, and has been awarded 3 Developmental CPD points.
OTHER COURSES AVAILABLE:
There are a large number of other Open University Health, Sport & Psychology courses (a number of them are free) available please refer to their website: Click Here
The CIMSPA Academy provides members with access to over 300 hours of FREE eLearning Developmental CPD courses designed to aid with personal professional development.
Short courses with readable content, exercises and content quizzes.
Short exercise / scenario driven courses to help you apply learning to the workplace.
Longer courses comprising of eBriefings, tutorials and assignments.
Every tutorial and eBreifing successfully completed is worth 0.25 CIMSPA Developmental CPD points. Each month, CPD points gained via the CIMSPA Academy will be uploaded to the CIMSPA MyPage. Certificate Programmes are made up of a varying number of eBriefings and tutorials each worth 0.25 CIMSPA Developmental CPD points.
For example if a certificate programme was made up of 6 eBriefings and 6 tutorials, this would award 3 CIMSPA Developmental CPD points in total.
CIMSPA offer over 1,300 courses in their library, that fall under the following categories: Business Management, Coaching Skills, Conflict Management, Meetings, Personal Development, Finance, IT Skills, Maths, Management Sales & Services and Written English.
Below is an example of some of the courses and the number of certification programmes, tutorials and eBriefings available under these categories. Please refer to the full guide for further course information.
There is a wide range of FREE support available for clubs predominantly via Club Matters.
Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help organisations to develop, grow and become more sustainable and successful.
Club Matters support is split into four topic areas:
They are for groups of at least 4 clubs and build upon the content of the online resources, but also include case studies, topical issues, exercises and a discussion section.
Workshops typically last approximately 2 hours and like all Club Matters support, workshops are open to anyone involved with a community sports club. The topics covered will mostly be relevant to those who have responsibility for, or involvement in running their club, either now or in the future.
Current topics include:
Active Suffolk work with various organisations to offer professional development opportunities for school staff across Suffolk.
On our website we have collated just some of the providers that are out there to support you and your school to ensure high quality delivery of PE, School Sport & Physical Activity, these include:
In a recent survey, 67% of health care workers felt they did not have the confidence to advise or prescribe Physical Activity to their patients & 85% of health care workers had received no training in physical activity.
Here we look to address these gaps with a number of training opportunities outlined below:
Active Suffolk are offering physical activity training sessions for anyone working in or wanting to be involved in a health sector setting including GP receptionists, nurses, doctors as well as anybody who is a key contact in the community who wants to become a Physical Activity champion.
The key objectives of this course are:
To find out more or to register your interest in this training please contact Susannah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical activity in the treatment of long term conditions
After completing this course of modules, you should:
View more on this course and others below:
Courses currently available: