LEVEL 5 COACHING PROFESSIONAL

The Level 5 Sports Coach apprenticeship is for high performing, community sport and school sports coaches, providing meaningful and high-quality learning, development and performance experiences.

During this apprenticeship programme, your staff will develop extensive technical and tactical sports knowledge and skills to design and deliver coaching programmes that engage, motivate and evolve participants’ skills and performance.

Duration: 14 months

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Coaching is a way of treating people, a way of thinking and a way of being which is seen as vital to supporting individuals and organisations in increasingly volatile and ever-changing environments. Coaching Professionals will demonstrate, among others, the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:

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KNOWLEDGE

Theories of learning and reflective practice, and basic schools of psychology and neuroscience, including linguistic interpretation and application

The importance of coaching contracting and recontracting, and models enabling its effectiveness

The theory of organisational culture (and values) and leadership styles, and the impact these can have on individuals and their behaviour

Coaching theory, including maintaining good practice coaching protocols and a code of conduct within the coaching process

Evaluation: theories of return on investment and delivery of value

The differences and similarities between coaching, mentoring, training, counselling and consulting

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SKILLS

Time management, including scheduling coaching sessions, and self-leadership to resolve conflicting priorities and ensure sufficient time for record keeping and other role activities

Stakeholder management, including a range of challenging and senior people, and focus on their agenda and outcomes throughout

Deliver feedback in a style that is useful, acceptable, non-judgemental and meaningful to those receiving coaching

Identification of patterns of thinking and limiting/enabling beliefs and actions

Application of coaching theories, models and tools, techniques and ideas beyond the core communication skills in order to bring about insight and learning

Demonstrates awareness of own values, beliefs and behaviours

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BEHAVIOURS

Committed to self-development, gathering information on the effectiveness of their own practice, producing personal development plans and receiving coach supervision

Self-awareness and attending to their own wellbeing, resilience and maintaining mental capacity

Act as an ambassador for a coaching mindset and positive approach to personal development

Spontaneous, open and flexible, demonstrating respect and engendering trust

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