GBA Training and Courses

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Safeguarding & Protecting Children - online course for young coaches (16-18)

Club Matters - bespoke club development workshops

Safeguarding & Protecting Children - online course

Upcoming Workshops and Training

Safeguarding & Protecting Children - for young coaches (16-18)

This online classroom, developed in partnership with the Child Protection Sport Unit (CPSU) of the NSPCC, has been created specifically for coaches aged between 16 & 18 years old. Created by specialists in child welfare and written and delivered with the safety of the young coach in mind throughout, it covers all the appropriate content to support younger coaches to recognise safeguarding and child protection best practice as an important part of their great coaching journey.

Please note: individuals aged 18 or over must attend the standard Safeguarding & Protecting Children - online course.

- Saturday 24th July, 10:00am

For more information and to book on click on the links above.

What's the value of the workshop?

"Good to participate virtually, i think i participated more virtually than i would have face to face. Just talking through things and engaging works really well."

Club Matters

In collaboration with Sport England & Club Matters, Get Berkshire Active is running a series of free bespoke club development workshops (online) for sports organisations in Berkshire.

Planning for your Future - Wednesday 15 September, 19:00 - 21:00

Open for bookings!

Explore the many benefits of attending these workshops: The Club Matters Workshop Experience

Who is it for: sports clubs, committee members, coaches & managers, volunteers, community groups, sport development.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

Our next UK Coaching Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshops are:

- Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 18:30 - 21:00

For more information and to book on click on the links above.

What's the value of the workshop?

"This was a great online course Kam was an incredible teacher to explain all points through and adapted them to make all understand. Super helpful guy and went out his way to help. Course content was very fascinating and informative"

"Brilliant and very interesting and informative. Kam was excellent as host. Very helpful and clear. Would recommend"

"This was a very informative course that challenges perceptions"

Previous Workshops and Training

Berkshire Clubs Forum:

We are hosted our first Online Clubs Forum on the 9th of September, on sharing experiences and planning ahead in our Return to Action.

These events are free for any club colleague or coach working or living in Berkshire.

To express interest in our future forum and networking events, please get in touch with us via our training request form: GBA Training Requests, or email our Workforce Officer:

Boing Virtual Coaching Course

Boing's online coaching course is dedicated to supporting coaches, teachers and volunteers who work with kids to make their sessions more active, more inclusive and more playful than ever!

This blended course has videos to watch and tasks to complete in your own time. It also includes a live online session to explore how you can incorporate the power of play into the great work you do.

- Tuesday 22 July, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Watch the official video: Boing and Get Berkshire Active

Who is this course for?

Anyone that works with 5 to 12 year olds, whether that is at a sports club, primary school or after school club, community group, faith centre, youth group or sport development settings (e.g. teachers, coaches, group leaders, volunteers, physical activity providers).

What's the value of this workshop?

Youth Mental Health First Aid course (2-day)

This Youth Mental Health First Aid 2-day course (accredited by MHFA England) is for everyone who works, lives with, or supports young people (8-18).

Course Cost:
In line with both Connect Mental Health's and Get Berkshire Active's mission, to provide accessible and affordable training to all, we are delighted to offer the course at only £85 per person.

(RRP = £300.00. Discounts on the RRP have been made available as a result of external funding)

Mental Health Training

In collaboration with Get Berkshire Active, Founder of Support in Mind, Jason McMahon is delivering a series of mental health awareness webinars. Designed for the grassroots sport and physical activity sector, we delivered 3 bespoke webinars to develop understanding and awareness of mental health and wellbeing.

Knowledge and skills and best practice were shared with individuals who work in local clubs and organisations around Berkshire.

The webinars have now passed, however if you'd like to enquire into how you can embed mental health and wellbeing support into your club or practice, please do get in touch.

Being 'mental health' aware

Recognising signs & supporting others

Changing club culture

Youth Violence and Gang Awareness Training

In collaboration with Get Berkshire Active, The Centre for Youth Violence Solutions (CYVS) is delivering a fully funded and online bespoke training programme to teach frontline workers about what can be done to tackle youth violence and gangs, and to support young people.

The session will help anyone who is new to this agenda, seeking to gain useful insight on tackling this issue nationally. This training is also a short course refresher for anyone who wants to rebuild some of their learning after spending time in the field.

Who is this training for?
The programme is most suited for those whose job responsibilities lend itself to youth violence reduction, gangs work, knife crime, child criminal exploitation and knife crime.

We expect to see: Club coaches, Housing officers, Educational leads and teachers, Social workers, Family workers, Mental health workers, Youth and charity workers, Public health workers, Safeguarding officers, Councillors, Faith leaders and Probation members.

ACEs & Trauma-informed Practice:

Get Berkshire Active, in partnership with Healthy Stadia, are facilitating a 2 hour online training course that provide sports organisations with new insights into the profound effects of trauma, the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how participation in sport and physical activity can foster resilience and help people heal, recover and improve their social outcomes and long-term physical and mental health.

We ran this workshop on the 24th November. If you are interested in attending a future workshop, please register your interest via:

Training Request

Let us know if you would like to see us organise a new or repeat workshop or training opportunity!

If you or your workforce have any specific or general training needs, please let us know. All feedback and insight that we gain are used to tailor the support that we aim to provide to the Berkshire workforce and sport & physical activity sector.

These forms are completely anonymous, however if you would like us to respond to your request or feedback, pleases do provide us with your email address below.

Please describe your training or workshop request and let us know how this will benefit you or your organisation.

(Limited to 50 words)

Please, let us know if you have any feedback for any of our previous training opportunities or workshops by detailing the workshop name, workshop date (or best estimation), and your comment of feedback, which could include "how you think the workshop could be improved", "what aspects did you find useful", and any other comments about your experience.

Matt Davies

Matt Davies

Workforce Officer

01628 472851 / 07912 178655

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