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Learning Academy

Whether you are a coach, activator, facilitator, instructor, leader, teacher, trainer, staff or volunteer, we offer a range of courses and CPD to suit the varied roles involved in sport and physical activity.  Here you will find courses and information if you are…

We advise you to check whether our courses are accepted by your NGB. Please visit the CPSU website for guidance on which safeguarding course is right for you.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 20/03/2020:

In line with current government advice regarding social distancing, we have taken the decision to postpone all of our workshops scheduled to take place in March, April and May 2020.  Anyone who has booked onto one of these workshops will be contacted by email with further details regarding their booking.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates nearing expiry date, might experience disruption to access to requalification training as a result of events or circumstances generated by the coronavirus pandemic. HSE’s current guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf and the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l123.pdf is that those holding an OM, OFA, FAW or EFAW qualification should undertake retraining before their original certificate expires and HSE strongly recommends that  employers, and individuals holding those qualifications should plan for requalification training well in advance of expiry dates.     

If however requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months.  Anyone taking advantage of this extension should be able to describe clearly their reasons for delaying requalification training, and demonstrate steps they have taken to undertake the training, if required.  This guidance comes into effect for certificates expiring on or after 16th March 2020. HSE will review this matter over the coming months and will issue further statements as necessary. This extension does not currently apply to those holding an Emergency First Respone certificate.  If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please email joy@wiltssport.org with a photo of your surrent certificate.

The Department for Education supports the HSE statement regarding the extension of first aid certificates during coronavirus emergency and that it can be applied to paediatric first aid certificates held by staff in early years provision.

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