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The idea of competition in PE teaching brings out strong feelings both for and against. The National Curriculum states that children should have the opportunity to compete because this helps them build character and embeds values such as fairness and respect.  In this course, you will discover some practical ideas to plan competitive activities that foster co-operation, teamwork and altruism. Who is this for? This module is ideal for primary school teachers that deliver physical education lessons, or coaches working in the curriculum. What will I learn? You will ‘learn by doing’ by making decisions in real-life online scenarios and seeing the consequences of those decisions. At the end of this course you will be more able to give the pupils opportunities to practise competing in team based ways that don't expose the less able. You will also be well prepared to explicitly handle the emotions raised by competition. How long does it take? This engaging and affordable piece of bite-sized learning can easily fit into your busy teaching schedules. This course is self-paced and lasts approximately 40 minutes. You will be able to access it whenever you want, at a time that fits in with your lifestyle. Who wrote the course? We worked with subject expert Rachel Mackinney to combine expertise on physical education, digital and learning design to create this entertaining course. Where do I get help? Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course. Accessibility If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers. Read More


A fun, self-paced course that will open your eyes to the world of coaching. Being able to connect with people is the most important skill for a coach - an increasing challenge in today’s digital world. That's why this course will enhance not only your coaching knowledge but also your people skills. By completing this course, you’ll nurture qualities that will serve you well. Skills that will stand you in good stead to bring out the best in people – not only in coaching but also in life. As coaches, we believe we learn most when we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone. So if you are willing to embrace the optional course challenges, you too will push yourself to develop. Whether you are aspiring to become a coach or simply want to gain a greater insight into the fascinating role of coaching, join in for an entertaining exploration of coaching today. iframe.noScrolling {overflow:hidden;width:600px;height:475px;} In this course, you'll: Discover what different people want from their physical activity experience. It’s not always what you think. Have a go at coaching in our online decision-making games. First, you’ll coach at an after-school club and then, a hockey match.  Observe coaches in action. Answer a questionnaire to explore what type of coaching journey might best suit you - your beliefs, motivations and lifestyle.  Hear about the shortcomings real-life coaches encountered when they started out and discover how to avoid them in a decision-making game. Connect with like-minded individuals and engage with a deeper learning experience by completing the course challenges. Discover how to find your ideal coaching role.  Full Details Who is it for? This is an introductory course. Anyone – parents, players and aspiring coaches - can enjoy it without any prior expertise or knowledge of either coaching or online learning. That said, if you have already started on your coaching journey there is plenty in here to enjoy and learn.  How long does it take? The course can take as long as you want it to - anything from 2- 7 hours. The more you immerse yourself in the learning experience, the more you will benefit. But it’s entirely up to you. No-one will be watching over your shoulder so you are free to go backwards and forward as many times as you want. When do I need to complete the course? You have access to the course for 12-months after enrolment.  Where do I get help? Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course. What should I use to complete the course on? This course is designed to work on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. However, for the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop. Accessibility If you have a visual impairment, we have design the course to work with screen readers. There are some videos in the course that feature audio. We haven't yet put in transcripts for audio content to aid people with hearing impairments. We are working on that.  Who wrote the course? The teams at 1st4sport and UK Coaching combined their expertise on coaching, digital and learning design to create this entertaining course. Melanie Mallinson, Paul Randle, Dave Turner Read More


Coach with confidence: Learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions effectively The ‘How to Coach: Plan, Do, Review’ eLearning module helps you understand the principles behind well organised coaching sessions. Learning about the principles of planning, delivering and evaluating coaching sessions will help you become a more effective coach and always enable your participants to progress and meet their goals. Within the eLearning, you’ll be able to: download a session planning template download an action planning template, which can help you reflect on your coaching practice and set goals for the future print out all the notes you make on the course, to support you in your future coaching. Plus, you will be able to print out a certificate confirming you have completed the course. Who is it for? The course is aimed at both Level 1 and Level 2 coaches who need to understand the principles of the coaching process (plan, do, review). It is also a good introductory course if you are thinking of becoming a coach as you’ll get a good idea of what’s involved in coaching. Read More


Pick up vital skills and confidence to encourage better behaviour Is lateness an issue with the participants you coach? Or perhaps you have someone who’s constantly distracting others, and their behaviour is becoming a challenge. There will always be times when the behaviour of participants makes demands on your coaching skills, and this can have a negative impact on your coaching session. The ‘Inspiring Positive Behaviour in Sport’ eLearning module helps you develop your skills in managing disruptive behaviour. It will also challenge you to think about what you deem acceptable behaviour from your participants. Within the eLearning, you’ll be able to print out all the notes you make in the module, to support you in your future coaching. Plus, you will be able to print out a certificate confirming you have completed the course. Who is it for? This course is the perfect continuing personal development (CPD) opportunity for UKCC Level 1 and 2 coaches, activators, leaders and College Sport Makers. Read More

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