Learn At Home
Learn at Home supports you in your personal and organisational development from the comfort of your own home.
Many organisations host a wide array of online and distance learning courses and workshops. The impact COVID-19 has had on our working lives means more providers than ever are expanding their online content, in addition to increasing accessibility through concessionary rates or free training offers.
National Organisations and Regional Support Networks
Club Matters provide online modules and have adapted their face-to-face workshops to be delivered virtually. Course schedules are updated regularly.
Free online courses from The Open University. OpenLearn gives you access to materials and expert opinion on topical issues including Sport, Health and Psychology through to Education and Development, Business and Leadership.
You can find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit. Choosing from a selection of high quality courses put together in collaboration with experts, find a level and time to study that's right for you.
UK Coaching can support you to continue online and help you to get ready for the future, so that when things return to normal you will be stronger for the experience.
Sport Structures have hosted weekly online Microsoft Teams discussions with individuals from Active Partnerships, NGB's, Local Authorities and other sports organisations. Keep up to date with what's happening in the sector during the Covid-19 period.
If you have a CIMSPA membership you gain FREE access to hundreds of online CPD courses with the CIMSPA Academy. The CPD on offer ranges from quick eBriefings to certificate courses that award multiple CIMSPA CPD points.
Small and medium enterprises in Leicester or Leicestershire can access digital focussed seminars and workshops - including many tailored specifically to the current climate.
Our Events and Campaigns section allows you to find one-off events, courses and workshops in simple chronological order.
National Governing Bodies
The wellbeing of the swimming community is the Institute of Swimming's priority and they want to provide free opportunities for you to focus on your self-development.
The LTA provide a range of online courses and webinars to support tennis coaches in their professional development.
Whatever your level or aspirations as a coach England Athletics have opportunities to help you develop. There are a wide range available to you, including event specific sessions options, that can help you develop.
England Rugby provide a wealth of online materials to support and develop those involved in Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering in the game.
England Hockey's online learning is organised into a range of programmes to target specific areas of knowledge.
Whether taking your first step into coaching, gaining qualifications or have experience, icoachcricket offers features to support your coaching and enhance player experience.
The FA provide professional development opportunities and qualifications online to those working and volunteering in the game.
Local Providers and Independent Companies
Inspired Children are leading national specialists in play, creativity and children's emotional well-being and are now offering five video training packages to organisations which can be remotely accessed from home.
The following guidance is for anyone involved in the physical activity and sport sector, whether you are working professionally in the sector or in a volunteer capacity. We can all look to develop ourselves so we are even more effective in our roles once the recovery process starts and normal service resumes.
Here are some recommendations which can help structure your personal development while working from home:
Create a personal development plan (or review the one you currently have).
With a reduction in front line delivery/service this may create time for you to look at your plan, assessing if it's still applicable and amending it to support you in the future. If creating a plan for the first time, think about the following:
- Consider the skills you already have.
- Identify the skills you think you need now and in the future.
- Work out what you want to achieve and how to achieve it. At this current time, ensure you can access the relevant training resources and that they are in a format that supports you.
Build the learning/ development opportunities into your daily routine.
This will help with structuring your working day so that your development fits in well with your personal and professional life.
Explore ways to plan for the future.
Ask yourself 'how will I take this learning forward and implement it? What can I do differently in my role now this learning has taken place? How can I think creatively?'.
Connect with colleagues and friends.
Discuss your findings and new knowledge with others - it will help you embed your new skills and will no doubt help others too. This is also a great way to prevent a feeling of isolation and can create opportunities to share best practice!