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UK Coaching Learning Team

Discover Coaching

A fun, self-paced course that will open your eyes to the world of coaching

Being able to connect with people is the most important skill for a coach - an increasing challenge in today’s digital world. That's why this course will enhance not only your coaching knowledge but also your people skills.

By completing this course, you’ll nurture qualities that will serve you well. Skills that will stand you in good stead to bring out the best in people – in both your personal and professional life.

As coaches, we believe we learn most when we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone. So if you are willing to embrace the optional course challenges, you too will push yourself to develop.

Whether you are aspiring to become a coach or simply want to gain a greater insight into the fascinating role of coaching, join in for an entertaining exploration of coaching today.

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In this Course You Will:

  • Discover what different people want from their physical activity experience. It’s not always what you think.
  • Have a go at coaching in our online decision-making games. First, you’ll coach at an after-school club and then, a hockey match. 
  • Connect with like-minded individuals and engage with a deeper learning experience by completing the course challenges.
  • Answer a questionnaire to explore what coaching journey might best suit you - your beliefs, your motivations and your lifestyle. Then be inspired to go and get that first role.
  • Hear about the shortcomings real-life coaches encountered when they started out and discover how to avoid them in a decision-making game.
  • Observe coaches in action.

Course Details

  • This is an introductory course. Anyone – parents, players and aspiring coaches - can enjoy it without any prior expertise or knowledge of either coaching or online learning.

    That said, if you have already started on your coaching journey there is plenty in here to enjoy and learn.

  • The course can take as long as you want it to - anything from 2- 7 hours.

    The more you immerse yourself in the learning experience, the more you will benefit. But it’s entirely up to you. No-one will be watching over your shoulder so you are free to go backwards and forward as many times as you want.

  • You can complete this course, at your own pace, at a time to suit you.

    You will have access to the course for 12-months after enrolment. 

  • Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through the course.

  • This course is designed to work on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. However, for the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop.

    If you have a visual impairment, we have design the course to work with screen readers.

    There are some videos in the course that feature audio. We haven't yet put in transcripts for audio content to aid people with hearing impairments. We are working on that.

What Other People Think

  • Very informative and easy to run through even with a busy schedule. Lots of helpful tips and insight from others in a similar position.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this course. perfect mix of theory and fun. It has given me some great thoughts and really motivated me to get involved.
  • I found the course really good and the video was very helpful. The subjects are varied which keeps the course interesting throughout. I would like to recommend to anyone who wants to be a coach.
  • An excellently structured course - invaluable in highlighting roles and expectations for getting started in coaching. Now I'm raring to go!
  • Great route into coaching, good pointers, good videos and a good way to find out if its for you!
  • Really good course with lots of reference material to link to and further reading and understanding.
  • Good overview with some thought provoking questions and scenarios, Mainly focused on team sports as opposed to individual sports but most of the guidance was generic enough to be applicable.
  • Well what a great course very useful to read watch and do activities in form of questions and practical activities ,highly recommend it and have much more valuable information to now feel more confidant and knowledgable to pursue a sports coaching role.