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An Introduction to Unconscious Bias for Sport and Physical Activity Workshop

An Introduction to Unconscious Bias for Sport and Physical Activity Workshop

Multiple Dates

Online/Virtual

This workshop will help you understand bias, recognise we all have them, and more importantly challenge your reactions to them. This session aims to raise awareness that we all have biases. It is part of being human and was an important element in protecting us back in the cave days. Today, however, as we have evolved, we should be able to recognise our biases, and therefore change our response to them. By doing this we will become more tolerant of, and welcoming to difference.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Multiple Dates

Flitwick Community Football Centre, Ampthill Road, Flitwick, Bedford, MK45 1BA

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to: identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching, explore your values in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response, recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse and take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 - Wed, 06 Jul 2022 (18:00 - 21:00)

Bedford Blues Rugby Club, Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3NF

This Emergency First Aid Level 3 course concentrates on the three principles of First Aid; Preserving Life, Preventing the casualty's condition deteriorating and helping to promote recovery.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet all HSE requirements.

The Emergency First Aid course has been adapted during this period due to the ongoing pandemic and will adopt a blended learning approach with the first day (3 hours) delivered via Zoom and the second day (3 hours) delivered face to face, including the practical element and multiple choice assessment.

Promoting Behaviour Change (Online Workshop)

Promoting Behaviour Change (Online Workshop)

Tue, 19 Jul 2022 (18:00 - 20:00)

This online workshop will help you learn useful strategies to help people get active, and innovative nudge techniques to ensure they stay active. Behaviour change is a series of small steps taken over time as part of a journey. The goal of that journey may be to reverse unhealthy patterns of behaviour, such as an inactive lifestyle. This online workshop will provide you with the tools and tactics to ensure your participants develop and maintain the incentive to create lasting change in their lives.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Multiple Dates

Wootton Community Centre, Harris Way, Bedford, MK43 9AU

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to: identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching, explore your values in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response, recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse and take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Virtual Multi-Sports Time to Listen Course (Club Welfare Officers)

Virtual Multi-Sports Time to Listen Course (Club Welfare Officers)

Multiple Dates

Online via Zoom

Time to Listen is a virtual online workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO). This course will be delivered via Zoom over 3.5 hours and multiple dates are available. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to be familiar with their own NGB or organisation reporting procedures to the workshop. *Please ensure that your National Governing Body accepts the multisport version of this course before booking.

An Introduction to Unconscious Bias for Sport and Physical Activity Workshop

An Introduction to Unconscious Bias for Sport and Physical Activity Workshop

Multiple Dates

Online/Virtual

This workshop will help you understand bias, recognise we all have them, and more importantly challenge your reactions to them. This session aims to raise awareness that we all have biases. It is part of being human and was an important element in protecting us back in the cave days. Today, however, as we have evolved, we should be able to recognise our biases, and therefore change our response to them. By doing this we will become more tolerant of, and welcoming to difference.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Multiple Dates

Bedford Blues Rugby Club, Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3NF

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to: identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching, explore your values in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response, recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse and take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 - Wed, 28 Sep 2022 (18:00 - 21:00)

Lewsey Sports Park, Pastures Way, Luton, LU4 0PF

This Emergency First Aid Level 3 course concentrates on the three principles of First Aid; Preserving Life, Preventing the casualty's condition deteriorating and helping to promote recovery.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet all HSE requirements.

The Emergency First Aid course has been adapted during this period due to the ongoing pandemic and will adopt a blended learning approach with the first day (3 hours) delivered via Zoom and the second day (3 hours) delivered face to face, including the practical element and multiple choice assessment.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Tue, 11 Oct 2022 (17:30 - 20:30)

Lewsey Sports Park Gym, Pastures Way, Luton, LU4 0PF

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to: identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching, explore your values in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response, recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse and take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Tue, 08 Nov 2022 - Wed, 09 Nov 2022 (18:00 - 21:00)

Bedford Blues Rugby Club, Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3NF

This Emergency First Aid Level 3 course concentrates on the three principles of First Aid; Preserving Life, Preventing the casualty's condition deteriorating and helping to promote recovery.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet all HSE requirements.

The Emergency First Aid course has been adapted during this period due to the ongoing pandemic and will adopt a blended learning approach with the first day (3 hours) delivered via Zoom and the second day (3 hours) delivered face to face, including the practical element and multiple choice assessment.

An Introduction to Unconscious Bias for Sport and Physical Activity Workshop

An Introduction to Unconscious Bias for Sport and Physical Activity Workshop

Multiple Dates

Online/Virtual

This workshop will help you understand bias, recognise we all have them, and more importantly challenge your reactions to them. This session aims to raise awareness that we all have biases. It is part of being human and was an important element in protecting us back in the cave days. Today, however, as we have evolved, we should be able to recognise our biases, and therefore change our response to them. By doing this we will become more tolerant of, and welcoming to difference.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Multiple Dates

Flitwick Community Football Centre, Ampthill Road, Flitwick, Bedford, MK45 1BA

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to: identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching, explore your values in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response, recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse and take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Virtual Multi-Sports Time to Listen Course (Club Welfare Officers)

Virtual Multi-Sports Time to Listen Course (Club Welfare Officers)

Multiple Dates

Online via Zoom

Time to Listen is a virtual online workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO). This course will be delivered via Zoom over 3.5 hours and multiple dates are available. CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to be familiar with their own NGB or organisation reporting procedures to the workshop. *Please ensure that your National Governing Body accepts the multisport version of this course before booking.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Multiple Dates

Bedford Blues Rugby Club, Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3NF

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to: identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching, explore your values in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response, recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse and take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Understand Connect, Thrive: Developing Your Practice (Online Classroom)

Understand Connect, Thrive: Developing Your Practice (Online Classroom)

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 (18:00 - 20:00)

This online classroom will help you think about how inclusive you currently are and, even better, how you can make those important adaptations and modifications to your session to enable ALL your people to develop at their own pace and achieve their own personal goals.

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 (09:00 - 16:00)

Inspire Luton Sports Village, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, LU2 8DD

This Emergency First Aid Level 3 course concentrates on the three principles of First Aid; Preserving Life, Preventing the casualty's condition deteriorating and helping to promote recovery.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet all HSE requirements.

The Emergency First Aid course will be delivered in 1 day and will include the practical element and multiple choice assessment.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

Multiple Dates

Flitwick Community Football Centre, Ampthill Road, Flitwick, Bedford, MK45 1BA

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

You will be able to: identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching, explore your values in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response, recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse and take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Emergency First Aid Level 3 Award

Tue, 07 Mar 2023 - Wed, 08 Mar 2023 (18:00 - 21:00)

Flitwick Community Football Centre, Ampthill Road, Flitwick, MK45 1BA

This Emergency First Aid Level 3 course concentrates on the three principles of First Aid; Preserving Life, Preventing the casualty's condition deteriorating and helping to promote recovery.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet all HSE requirements.

The Emergency First Aid course has been adapted during this period due to the ongoing pandemic and will adopt a blended learning approach with the first day (3 hours) delivered via Zoom and the second day (3 hours) delivered face to face, including the practical element and multiple choice assessment.

Other free online courses

OpenLearn is a free service ran by the Open University. Here you will find a range of courses including 'Exploring sport coaching and psychology' and 'Exploring communication & working relationships in sport' that can be started immediately (and indeed at any time)

Courses are updated regularly. Click here to start learning.