Participants are being sought for a part-time (2 mornings a week), six week course which will run in Garryduff Sports Centre, Rochestown from Thursday, 8 November. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the basics of developing sports and physical activity programmes and clubs within the community for different ages and levels of ability.
The course is targeted particularly at people who are unemployed or who have been out of work for some time and it will give them the skills necessary to get involved in sports development in their communities.
The course would be very beneficial for anyone who is already involved in a club or team, as it offers the skills, knowledge and qualification opportunities to benefit those in a coaching/mentoring role.
The course will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning between 10am and 1pm. The syllabus consists of modules including, Activity Leadership, Games For All, Code of Ethics in Children’s Sport, Adult Guidance Services, FAI, GAA and Basketball Coaching Modules and practical skills for group and event management and organisation. Participants will also be given the opportunity to organise and co-facilitate a group activity session or event for their local community.
Claire Hurley, Sports Development Officer with the Cork Sports Partnership said that, “this is the perfect opportunity for people who have an interest in sport and or coaching to gain extra knowledge, qualifications and experience in the area. If you are out of work, and looking to up skill in the area of sport and or physical activity, then this is the ideal opportunity to do so”.
For further information about the course and what’s involved please contact the Cork Sports Partnership on 021 4665081 or log on to www.corksports.ie and download an application form, alternatively you can email Claire Hurley firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the course is €25 and it will not affect any benefits or entitlements you may be on. The course is available to people 18 and over.