Coaching, Leading and Activating

Coaches, leaders and activators play a key role in delivering sport and activity, providing time, expertise, commitment and enthusiasm to help develop sport and physical activity at every level.

Research proves again and again that coaching not only improves physical and mental wellbeing but also brings about social and economic benefits.

Thinking of becoming a coach or leader? - many people, without possibly even knowing it, use coaching skills to inspire others. Mum's who nurture their children, managers and leaders who support teams to achieve individually and collectively, kids who comfort their mates in difficult times.

You are a coach? Good coaches never stop learning, examples are: watching other coaches, watching videos, using technology - apps, short workshops or maybe being part of coach development programme.

Sport and physical activity provide a fantastic medium in which to inspire and support people through coaching.

Have a look through our sub-pages below for more information, support and links.

Workforce Education Programme

Our Workforce Education Programme which aims to develop a skilled, motivated and fit for purpose workforce (paid and voluntary) that is representative of our communities.

We are offering a range of workshops for those new to coaching, an experienced coach, or if you are just looking for awareness raising sessions. We have a philosophy of co-development and co-production, with the workshops being delivered by a variety of organisations on a range of topics including:

  • Developing Skills & Knowledge - including Emergency First Aid and Behaviour Change
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Coaching - including Safeguarding & Protecting Children
  • Early Years
  • Later Life
  • Volunteering
  • Online Training

See below for the next available workshops; click on the title to view the full listing of courses available.

Courses - Coaching

Click on this title to view the full list of dates

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching)

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 (18:00 - 21:00)

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DR


This workshop is for Coaches, Team Managers, Club Officers, Teachers, Volunteers.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching)

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3FJ


This workshop is for Coaches, Team Managers, Club Officers, Teachers, Volunteers.

Basic Sports First Aid Dereham

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 (18:00 - 21:30)

Breckland District Council

This course is ideal for anyone working in a sports & physical activity environment and tailored to meet your needs assessment in your chosen field, it covers the emergency first aid at work course covering a broad syllabus including the recognition and treatment of a wider range of conditions but in addition has an emphasis on common sports related injuries.

Coaching Jobs & Funding

Have a look through our Jobs section and Funding Finder for specific opportunities linked to coaching and training.

Key Links

For more information please contact:

Luke Green

Luke Green

Workforce Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

01509 564863


  • Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Active Partnerships


  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Sport England
  • Active Partnerships
  • Active Rutland
    Harborough LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA