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Sussex CPD day – Sunday 10 March 2019

Training opportunity

Our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training day is an established point in the Sussex swimming calendar.

The day is the perfect opportunity for club volunteers to gain a few extra qualifications. Some of the workshops will help volunteers gain CPD points towards the teacher and coach licensing scheme that are required for SwimMark accreditation. Officials can gain points towards their licensing or re-licensing.

Lunch will be available for all candidates who are attending courses in both session

The day provides an opportunity for club volunteers: officials, coaches, teachers, committee members and parents to learn new skills, share good practice and gain qualifications that will help club develop in the future.

The workshops have been selected to provide a range of topics and meet the needs of volunteers with different interests. You can find more information about the contents of the workshops by clicking one the workshop title below. 

To book onto a course simply the booking form below.

Important note: Sessions will start promptly at the advertised time, late arrivals may cause disruption to the course and you may be refused entry. The first session will start with registration, light refreshments and a briefing at 9:00. 

Morning session 9:00 to 12:30 

Overnight stays and travel abroad takes similar themes to a different environment. You learn about vetting host families, what to do on arrival at a hotel or airport, and how to ensure dietary requirements are met, among other issues. You then role play scenarios you may encounter when travelling with athletes.

FINA: This workshop will cover the new FINA Swimming rules that were introduced on 1st October 2017. This will also look at practical situations that arise between coaches and officials. It is a mandatory requirement for all licensing of officials and re-licensing

Mentoring: is for experienced officials (qualified J1 minimum). The training will provide them with the techniques needed to be a good mentor so that our officials in training have a positive experience and develop the skills needed to support our competitions in the future

Protect yourself, the young people you are coaching and your employer by understanding and following good teaching / coaching points.  Learn about child abuse and how to handle situations if you have concerns.  This 3 hour workshop is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved in swimming to learn and understand more about this sensitive and important subject. This workshop needs to be done every 3 years.

Protect yourself, the young people you are coaching and your employer by understanding and following good teaching / coaching points.  Learn about child abuse and how to handle situations if you have concerns.  This 3 hour workshop is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved in swimming to learn and understand more about this sensitive and important subject. This workshop needs to be done every 3 years.

Please note: Candidates for Young Volunteer courses must be pre-registered with the Swim England South East programme.

This workshop is aimed at young people who wish to actively assist on poolside in any aquatic environment. The aim of the course is to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and understanding to assist on poolside. The 3 hour workshop will deliver the theory section of the course, candidates will return to their home club to complete the 3 hour practical.

Candidates will receive certification on completion of both the theory and practical elements of the course.    

Introduction to officiating at swimming galas explaining duties of level 1 Officials including timekeeping, Chief Timekeeper, Inspector of Turns and Chief Inspector of Turns. Discussing the FINA Rules of swimming.

This session will be accepted as the ‘Group Workshop Session 1’ required by the ASA for all those wishing to become Level 1 Officials.

Workbooks will be available for candidates not already signed up for the Level 1 course.

Afternoon session 13:30 to 17:00

Team manager training is a way of clubs showing their commitment to you as a volunteer. The ability to manage teams is a key part of many volunteer roles. Ensuring athletes arrive at and return from sporting activities unharmed is a big responsibility, and clubs like to make sure volunteers have all the necessary skills and knowledge to do it. This first section points out that as a team manager you are a leader, administrator, travel agent, substitute family, disciplinarian, friend and nutritionist among many other things. You will learn and practice risk assessments and role play the issues involved with managing teams.

This Workshop is a mandatory requirement for all licensed officials. It deals with Code of Ethics, Child protection and protection of self, Respecting Diversity, Health and safety, Structure of world swimming.

The ASA has linked up with the NSPCC and is accredited to deliver the ‘Time to Listen’ module that is aimed at Club Welfare Officers (CWO’s). Whilst it is appreciated that some CWO’s will be trained and experienced in child protection issues, the Time to Listen programme provides the opportunity to consider the roles and responsibilities of CWO’s and the action taken should any incident occur.

Protect yourself, the young people you are coaching and your employer by understanding and following good teaching / coaching points.  Learn about child abuse and how to handle situations if you have concerns.  This 3 hour workshop is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved in swimming to learn and understand more about this sensitive and important subject. This workshop needs to be done every 3 years.

Please note: Candidates for Young Volunteer courses must be pre-registered with the Swim England South East programm

This 3 hour first aid training course provides essential knowledge and skills for sporting type injuries and conditions. The workshop covers areas such as; asthma, communication and casualty care, sprains, strains, bleeding, recovery position, primary survey, resuscitation.

Candidates will receive certification on completion of the course.

(For those who have completed Judge Level 1 and Club coaches who wish to update their knowledge of current FINA rules and their application).

Introduction to the Roles of Judges of Stroke, Finish and Chief Finish Judge and FINA rules. Use of technology (radios), protocol of and reporting infringements.

This session will be accepted as the ‘Group Workshop Session 1’ required by the ASA for all those wishing to become Level 2 Officials.

Workbooks will be available for candidates not already signed up for the Level 2 course.

Any qualified J2’s wishing to continue with their training to become a starter are welcome to attend this session.

Course fees

All courses will be free for Sussex Club members with the exception of Safeguarding Courses (workshops 3, 4 &10) which are charged at £10.00 per candidate. This fee covers the costs of resources and certificates. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of booking. 

Fees should be paid by BACS, using the reference CPD to:

Sussex County ASA

sort code: 30-94-38

Account number: 00704402

The day includes a range of workshops from which you can select two maximum and refreshments & lunch are provided.

Non Sussex candidates:

The cost of Safeguarding will be £23.75 per candidate. All other workshops will be £10.

For more information please contact Deedee Pickering.

The venue

Dorothy Stringer High School, Loder Road, Brighton BN1 6PZ. 

If you are arriving by car: there is ample parking on and around the campus. Information about Brighton on one street parking.

If you are arriving by bike: Bike parking is available on site.

If you are travelling by train: the nearest station is Preston Park with a walk of about a mile to the school.

If you are travelling by bus: numbers 5, 5A and 5B pass the school. Find time tables and other service information.