When you achieve a coaching award it is the start of the journey to develop sport-specific knowledge and expertise. Take the opportunities when they arise to talk with more experienced coaches and with participants, both will become a source of knowledge and good practice. Our programme of education and support will continue to help you develop, with additional opportunities to learn and update/refresh knowledge always in development. Part of your journey may well include acting as a mentor – someone who helps, advises and supports developing coaches. Click here to let us know you are interested in being a mentor coach.
CPD is how we as coaches maintain, update and develop our knowledge and skills in relation to being a coach. Bear in mind that not all CPD will be orienteering-specific. There are aspects of being a coach that require education outside of coaching skills and techniques. For example, maintaining recognised Safeguarding training, holding an appropriate first aid qualification, or attending a sportscoachUK workshop on Planning & Periodisation.
Examples of CPD:
We are committed to developing CPD opportunities for coaches at all levels to ensure our coaches remain current, technically sound and safe to practice.
More information about CPD is contained in the CPD log template.