Free Online Anti-Doping Advisor Course

UK Anti-Doping offer a free online course that leads to Accredited Advisor status, which will be a very useful qualification for anyone competing, coaching or providing athlete support. The course takes about 90 minutes and is highly recommended.

You will need to register at the UKAD website and then access the course via the Learning Zone. The website contains a lot more information about the organisation along with useful resources for anyone involved in sport.

UKAD, anti-doping in sport

Level 3 Sports Massage Course – Call For Interest

A course is currently being arranged for School of Sport & Exercise Science students interested in gaining a sports massage qualification that is recognised nationally by a Government-approved awarding body (Vocational Training Charitable Trust, VTCT).

The content of this Level 3 qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist (including the practical application of anatomical and physiologal knowledge, key elements of professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments). Following successful completion of the course, the Level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes. Indeed, those students who completed the course last year have since gained valuable experience working in a range of sporting environments, including mass participation ultra-endurance events and professional football clubs.

The cost of the course will be £600, with all formal material expected to be delivered over 7 days (which may be split into two separate 3/4 day periods) and all assignments and case study hours needing to be submitted before the final assessment can be completed (including an online anatomy and physiology exam). Dates are to be finalised, but due to the intensive nature of the course it is likely that it will be scheduled in the week immediately following the exam period so as not to clash with your existing studies (i.e. week beginning 25/5/2015).

If you are interested in attending this course then please get in touch with Danny Taylor ( to ask any further questions, register your details and to be updated with further information. Be aware that the number of places available may be limited, so the sooner you can get in touch the better.


Lincolnshire Sport Talented Coaches Scheme (Deadline: 16th Feb)

Lincolnshire Sport have launched their Talented Coaches Scheme, which looks to support coaches through a tailored support programme and informative, needs-led personal development workshops.

Coaches will be supported over a twelve month period to develop knowledge, experience and skills specific to their current roles and in support of future coaching goals.

There will be a core programme of workshops and training delivered by expert tutors and coaches from different sporting organisations around the county.

Coaches will also have the opportunity to pair with a mentor and potentially view live coaching sessions. Through the programme coaches will also have the opportunity to be supported towards their next level of coaching qualification.

For more details about the scheme, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please go to the scheme website:

The closing date for applications is Monday, 16th February 2015.

Please note: the first workshop will be held on 2nd March at University of Lincoln and candidates must be available to attend.

Lincolnshire Sport

Basketball Level 2 Course (March, May, June 2015)

The University Sports Centre will be running an England Basketball Level 2 course between March and June, as follows:

Dates: 30th & 31st March, 29th May & 3rd June. 9am – 5pm on all four days.

Price: £145

Booking deadline: 9th March, 8pm

Note: As a Level 2 course, a qualification indicating that the coach is proficient to go out and lead a team by themselves, it will involve more ‘extra-curricular’ work. The course does require candidates to coach a team for one session and coach a game (the game does not have to set fixture it can be a training match); these two sessions must be over seen by either another Level 2 qualified coach or a P.E. teacher.

The course can be paid for at the Sports Centre reception; please feel free to contact Jenny Arroud ( or Dan Bishop ( if you have any questions about the course.


Level 1 Netball Course (April/May 2015)

The University Sports Centre will be running a UKCC Netball Level 1 course in April and May, as follows:

Dates: 26th April & 31st May. 9am – 6pm on both days.

Price: £150 (England Netball affiliated members) or £180 (Non-members).

Booking deadline: 9th March, 8pm

The course can be paid for at the Sports Centre reception; please feel free to contact Jenny Arroud ( if you require any further assistance.