We would like to take the opportunity to update our members with the virtual training that is currently available online and continues to be delivered during this unprecedented period.
Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport and Child Wellbeing Officer virtual training courses have been developed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required for their role as a coach in their sport. The training will provide you with the knowledge on child wellbeing and protection that will give you the confidence to deal with issues that may arise in your role working with children. The certification lasts three years.
This is an opportunistic time to either complete the training or update training.
Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport workshop (Coaches)
16 years + who are in regulated work, delivering or leading sporting activities.
Module 1 must be completed before attending the Virtual workshop
eLearning module introducing you to the basic theory, knowledge and practice which underpins child wellbeing and protection in sport. On average it should take around 30 minutes to complete the module and you MUST complete this module before attending Module 2.
By the end of module 1 learners will be able to:
- Understand what is meant by ‘child wellbeing and protection’
- Recognise the value of a child-centred approach to child wellbeing and protection
- Identify good practice in relation to child wellbeing and protection and how this impacts the sports environment
- Recognise the legislative and policy framework around child wellbeing and protection
- Identify and respond to possible child wellbeing or protection concerns
- Identify the limits of your safeguarding role and know when to get support
An interactive face-to-face virtual training course lead by one of sportscotland’s approved tutors. Learners must complete both modules to gain the qualification and receive their certificate.
By the end of module 2 learners will:
- Be introduced to the Spectrum of Practice and use it to consider, evaluate and respond to common coaching scenarios
- Receive an introduction to the factors that create a culture of poor practice
- Identify barriers to disclosure
- Cover the process for responding to concerns
- Put the responding to concerns process into practice to deal with complex cases
The next virtual training dates are listed below;
Club Child Protection Officers
No pre-course training needs to be completed prior to attending the Child Protection Officer training. However, it is strongly recommended that CPWS is completed before completing the CPO training.
Further virtual dates can be found at the following link.
Costs may vary per workshop provider: i.e from £10-£20
The course organiser is responsible for issuing certificates to learners. Organisers must provide a list of attendees to sportscotland to enable the generation of the certificate. Please note certificates will only be generated when learner have completed Module 1 and 2.
If you have not received your certificate within 4 weeks, in the first instance check with the course organiser.