CPD for Coaches

There are plenty of Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses and opportunities to develop your coaching.

CPD Courses

 Sports Coach Links

Sports Coach Links is a free social website for Sports Coaches designed at supporting all levels of coaching from elite to grass roots, using its extensive network of coaches from a variety of different sports. The site also has a resource of blogs and articles relating to coaching. 
For more information visit Sport Coach Links website.

COACH CLEAN - anti-doping education programme for all coaches


What is it?

An interactive e-learning programme designed to give coaches the knowledge and understanding to help guide athletes in clean sport. Coach Clean has been developed by sports coach UK and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and is the only anti-doping course that relates to the coach’s role.

What are the benefits?

Complete Coach Clean and you’ll:

Be able to support clean sport

Improve your understanding of anti-doping and what this means for coaches and athletes
Better prepare athletes for testing
Be able to explain the wide-reaching consequences of an anti-doping rule violation
Have ideas about how to promote clean sport in your own coaching environment
Ideal for your continuing professional development
Cost only £15 -for limited period




GO/FENCE is British Fencing's introduction to fencing intiative, using plastic and foam equipment. The course is designed to teach PE teachers, sports leaders and also registered coaches how to lead fencing sessions using the soft form of the sport. Registered coaches who wish to learn more about GO/FENCE are welcomed to apply for a Leaders course.

For listing of GO/FENCE Leaders courses please click here.

For more information on GO/FENCE please contact Jack Boteler at jack.boteler@britishfencing.com .  

Sports Coach UK

Sports Coach UK run an extensive range of CPD workshops for coaches across the country. These workshops include:

A Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches

An Introduction to FUNdamentals of Movement

An Introduction to Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

Analysing Your Coaching

Coaching Children and Young People

Coaching the Whole Child - Positive Development through Sport

Equity in Your Coaching

FUNdamentals of Movement - Agility

How to Coach Disabled People in Sport

Inclusive Coaching: Disability

Multi-skilled Club Induction

Multi-skill Clubs in Practice

Positive Behaviour Management in Sport

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Safeguarding and Protecting Children 16 -18 Year Olds

Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2: Reflecting on Practice

Dymond Strength

Dymond Strength run several Strength and Conditioning courses aimed at Level 2 NGB qualified courses. Please click here for a list of courses they run.

For more information please visit their website at www.dymondstrength.com

St Mary's University College, Twickenham

St Mary's University College, Twickenham also run a number of short courses for coaches. Please visit their website for more information on what courses they offer and there availability.

Leeds Met Carnegie University

Leeds Met Carnegie University run a several CPD courses for coaches. Please visit their website for more information. 

Mental Health in Sport

Mental Health in Sport is a programme administered by Time to Change, an anti-stigma campaign run by the leading mental charities Mind and Rethink.

Mental Health Awareness in Sport is an introductory course for sports coaches to gain a better understanding of mental health in a sporting context. For more information on this course and for bookings please contact education@time-to-change.org.uk .

Sport Structures

Sport Structures are a sports management consultancy who deliver a number of qualifications, workshops and courses to support sports coaches.

For more information on the courses Sport Structures run and for bookings please visit their website.

County Sport Partnerships

County Sport Partnerships may also offer CPD workshops as well as forums and conferences for local coaches. For more information on what CPD opportunities your County Sport Partnership may have please contact them using the contact details on the Funding for Coaches page.


Coach, Club and Volunteer Conference 2012

British Fencing and England Fencing will be hosting the third Coach, Club and Volunteer Conference at Loughborough University in March 2012.

Provisional information on the 2012 Coach, Club and Volunteer Conference is now available here. Please note that this information may be subject to change.

For more information on the conference and to book your place please contact Katie Dolan at events@britishfencing.com .

There are also conferences dedicated to coaching and elite performance across the country held annually by a number of different organisations. They include:

Hertfordshire Coaching Conference

Oxfordshire Sports Partnership Coaching Conference 

Hampshire and IOW Coaching Conference

UK Sport - World Class Performance Conference

Sheffield Hallum University PE, Sport Development and Coaching Student Conference

International Institute of Coaching

World Coaching Conference

Registered Coaches will be contacted as and when we are informed of upcoming CPD and Conference opportunities.


CSP for Coaches in Guernsey

The Guernsey Sports Commission run a number of coaching workshops & training opportunities throughout the year. These courses are provided for sports coaches, sports leaders, volunteers and anyone with an interest in furthering their sporting ability. These courses are provided to ensure that coaches can remain skilled, and can further their continued professional development (CPD). These courses are also provided to enable all coaches to fulfil the minimum standards for deployment required by a range of National Sporting Governing Bodies. For more information about the workshops visit their website here www.guernseysports.com