Herts Year of Physical Activity 2018

HertsYOPA2018: Workforce Development Month

Herts Sports Partnership
February is the HSP's Workforce Development programme and includes the 10th annual Herts Coach Education Week.

To support HertsYOPA18 Workforce Development Month, Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) has organised an extensive Workforce Development programme to complement the 10th annual Herts Coach Education Week.

Both programmes offer excellent learning and development opportunities for those already involved or looking to get involved in delivering sports and physical activity. Many courses and workshops are free or low cost and there’s a bursary programme available. Follow the links below for more information.

Coach Education Week

Coach Education Week takes place every February half term and is a firm fixture of the National Coaching Development calendar. The programme is the biggest of its kind in the UK and since its inception has provided development opportunities for over 8,000 practicing and prospective sports coaches.

Supported by national Governing Bodies of Sport, Sport England, UK Coaching, the University of Hertfordshire and many other training and development providers, the programme has improved the quality of sports coaching in Hertfordshire and brought together groups of like-minded coaches from different communities to share ideas, challenge each other and explore collaborative solutions.

View the Coach Education Week Programme

Workforce Development Programme

Driven by the Sport England Strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’, HSP recognises the need to work more closely with a wider range of partners, including those from the voluntary and community sector, to reach our inactive populations. Developing soft skills, embedding behaviour change techniques and motivational interviewing will be critical to success.The Workforce Development Month programme will help achieve this.

HSP Chair, Grahame Bowles said:

“It is imperative that Hertfordshire continues to lead the way in improving our local sport and physical activity infrastructure, and in meeting head on the significant challenge that we face in tackling inactivity levels in the county.

“These programmes, being delivered in support of the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity 2018 are key foundation stones in helping us achieve this.”

View the Workforce Development Programme