Training & Development

Training & Development

Training & Development

We run, support and promote a range of learning opportunities across Somerset. Supporting you to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence, and to meet those minimum standards to deliver safe and effective physical activity interventions in your community.


Safeguarding & Protecting Children

If you have never completed this course then you need to complete the first instance via a UK Coaching online classroom which can be booked here.

Once you have completed the course once, every 3 years you will need to renew. You can do this via an eLearning renewal here.

Safeguarding Adults

This online course will give you the knowledge and confidence to safeguard adults at your sessions, including those identified as 'at risk'. You'll learn how to create a safe environment in which all adults can enjoy sport and physical activity.

Time to Listen

Time to Listen is a 3-hour course for Club Welfare Officers (CWO). CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to bring their own reporting procedures to the workshop. You can find a list of online courses here.

First Aid

We are running the following First Aid courses (delivered by Somerset Adventures):

Upcoming Events

If the above courses are not suitable for you, you can find a course through the below providers (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

Other training opportunities:

As well as fantastic free resources, Club Matters also deliver short, FREE, online training sessions that will develop your knowledge and ultimately help you develop your club. They currently run the below courses which can be accessed here.

  • Building back stronger
  • Planning for your future
  • Volunteer experience
  • A club for everyone
  • Financial sustainability
  • Introduction to legal structures
  • Participant experience
  • Engaging your local community
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Leadership teams

UK Coaching courses develop your skills to help you deliver excellent and inspiring coaching sessions to people from all walks of life. Choose from a variety of webinars, eLearning, face-to-face and more, there is a cost to some but a number are free.

Laura Carter (she/her)

Laura Carter (she/her)

Workforce Manager & Safeguarding Lead

01823 653990
07729 073270

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Somerset Partnership
    Somerset County Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    Community Council for Somerset
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
  • EDF
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
  • Somerset FA
    British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Sports Coach UK