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Training Courses

Published: December 8, 2018

We provide quality training and education opportunities at local level for coaches and volunteers working to promote sport and physical activity as follows….

All our courses can be booked online on www.eventbrite.ie

Autism in Sport Workshop

Published: October 16, 2018

This course will provide attendees with an understanding of Autism focusing on the delivery of sport. The course will help attendees to recognise and understand key areas of difference as well as looking at practical strategies which will help to include people with autism in sport sessions.
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: €40

For more information please contact Pauline Casey
on 0761 10 2682 or email 
pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

CARA Disability Training

Published: October 15, 2018

Cara coordinates, develops and delivers inclusive training and education workshops across the Sport, Fitness, Adventure and Education sectors. All our workshops are designed to equip participants with the knowledge, competence and skills necessary to include people with disabilities in sport and physical activity, and increase quality provision.

Cara’s Tutor Team currently come from many different disabilities, sporting and physical activity professions and organisations. Our Tutor Team bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to each and every workshop. That, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm and love of what they do, always makes for an enjoyable learning experience.

We run the following CARA Training courses in Waterford . . .

Disability Awareness Training
Disability Inclusion Training
Inclusive Fitness Training
Autism in Sport Workshop

Strength & Conditioning Training

Published: October 12, 2018

FOR COACHES OF 12 to 16 YEAR OLDS
WSP identified improving fundamental movement skills as a key area for development. As a result, in 2018 we piloted a Simple Strength and Conditioning Programme for coaches of teenagers to give them practical examples of how to incorporate simple movements and exercise into their coaching session.

During the sessions, the coaches learned how to do warm-ups/cool downs, mobility, drills, prehabilitation, muscle activations, plyometrics. At the end of the three workshops the coaches were able to go back to their clubs and introduce all of this as a circuit for base training/off season or elements of it into every training session.

We are using the following format for delivery:

Explain WHAT and WHY | Demonstrate | Practice as a group with general feedback |Practise in pairs with coach/athlete.

Feedback was excellent with participants saying ‘This is new S +C knowledge for me but it is something that can be coached easily enough to my group.’ and ‘I have learned about what exercise I can do for a warm up in my training session & muscle activation.’

NOW BOOKING! Strength & Conditioning | West Waterford
We are running a Strength and Conditioning Programme in 2019 for West Waterford Clubs in Cappoquin Community Centre.
The cost for the series of two workshops is €30pp.

The first workshop is on Monday 8th April from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Limited places | Book HERE now! 

2nd Workshop | Monday 20th May from 7.30 to 9.30pm

Safeguarding FAQ’s

Published: October 10, 2018

Safeguarding Training | Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to do this training?
The Safeguarding courses are applicable to ALL adults in sports clubs who deal with children on a regular basis. This includes coaches, committee members and parents.

Who delivers Safeguarding courses?
Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) deliver generic Safeguarding courses on behalf of Sport Ireland which are suitable for members of sporting organisations with the exception of the GAA/Ladies Football/Handball (GAA club members must attend a GAA specific Safeguarding course). It is recommended for individuals to always check with their National Governing Body (NGB) regarding  specific Safeguarding course prior to enrolling on a WSP course.

How many stages of safeguarding training are there?
There are three Safeguarding courses and each is three hours in duration.
Safeguarding 1: Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection.
Safeguarding 2: Club Children’s Officer (CCO) Workshop.
Safeguarding 3: Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop.

Do you have to attend all three?
It is recommended that:

  • all coaches and volunteers working with children attend the Safeguarding 1 course.
  • all clubs appoint a Club Children’s Officer and a Designated Liaison Person.
  • the individuals nominated for these roles attend the appropriate training. A person appointed to Club Children’s Officer position in a club must attend workshop 1 and should also attend workshop 2. A person appointed as the Designated Liaison Person of their club must attend the first workshop and should also attend workshop 3.

What is the duration is each course?
Each course is 3 hours in duration.

How do I register for this course?
All Waterford Sports Partnership Safeguarding courses are available to book online at eventbrite. For National Governing Body training courses, please visit your NGB’s website.

How old must I be to attend this course?
Participants must be over 18 years of age to attend a WSP course. Some NGB’s deliver the course for 16 years and above with parental permissions. If you are aged under 18, you must contact your NGB and register for a place on an NGB course and complete the parental permission slip that they will issue you with.

How much does each course cost?
 WSP charge €15 per person per course.

Do I get certification for the course?
Yes, the courses are certified by Sport Ireland.

How long is my certificate valid for?
The certificate is valid for 3 years.

Do I have to redo the courses after my certificates expire?
You can redo the Safeguarding 1 course online. However there are currently no online refreshers available for Safeguarding 2 and 3.

Must I redo the course if I did the old Club Children’s Officer Training course?
Yes, as the old 6 hour Children’s Officer Training Course has been replaced by two separate three hour courses, Safeguarding 2 and Safeguarding 3.

Can a person be appointed as both Children’s Officer and Designated Liaison person?
Yes, however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.

What is involved in each Safeguarding course?

Safeguarding 1.
The course is a mix of theory and group work. On completion of the course attendees should . . .
(a) Have a basic knowledge of Children First (2011) and relevant legislation
(b) Know how to implement best practice in protecting the welfare of participants in your facility
(c) Know how to recognise child protection and welfare concerns
(d) Be able to list categories of abuse and some indicators associated with abuse
(e) Know how to respond appropriately to child protection and welfare concerns
(f) Understand the importance of agencies having effective child protection policies, procedures and practices

Safeguarding 2.
This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer action planning document as part of the training. On completion of the course attendees should . . .

(a) Be aware of necessary legislation regarding child protection.
(b) Know what is required of their role as a Club Children’s Officer.
(c) Understand the policies and procedures that the club needs to implement for best practice.

Safeguarding 3
The course is a mix of theory and group work. On completion of the course attendees should . . .

(a) Be aware of the role and responsibilities of the Designated Liaison Person in relation to protecting and safeguarding children.
(b) Be aware of their organisation’s responsibilities in relation to keeping children safe.
(c) Have gained appropriate knowledge of the child protection system and its processes.
(d) Be able to ensure that their organisation’s policies and procedures are in-line with Children First.

Must I be Garda vetted before I do this course?
No, but current law dictates that if you are to undertake a position which involves interaction with children e.g. coach, that you must be Garda Vetted before undertaking coaching responsibilities. This can be organised through your NGB via your Club.

Orienteering Teacher Training

Published: October 8, 2018

Fifteen teachers from twelve different primary schools around Waterford City and County took part in our Orienteering Teacher Training last Friday October 5th at WIT Arena. This training was delivered by Mick Farrell from the Irish Orienteering Association.

Even though the day was cold and wet, the teachers weren’t long warming up as they took part in many fun games and team challenges. The teachers learned numerous orienteering games which they could use to introduce their students to the sport. They also got an opportunity to partake in an orienteering course which got very competitive!

After lunch, the group learned how to create their own course on maps using the software ‘purple pen’. All participants left with a resource pack for their school which included kites, control cards and an array of games which can be played anywhere with very little equipment. Schools are also being mapped in the coming weeks, so that they can complete orienteering on-site.

Teachers were present on the day from the following schools: Passage East N.S;  Garranbane N.S; Glor Na Mara, Tramore;  Waterford Educate Together NS, Crehana N.S.; Rathgormack N.S.; Bunscoil Bhothar Na Naomh;  Scoil Mhuuire, Abbeyside; Holy Family Junior N.S.; Scoil Gharbháin; St Joseph’s Special School, Waterford.

A special word of thanks to WIT Arena for providing us with the facility and the Irish Orienteering Association for delivering such a fantastic, informative course.
For more information on Orienteering opportunities in Waterford please contact:
Eadaoin on 0761 102199 or email eloughman@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

Trishaw Pilot Training

Published: October 4, 2018


If you would like to become a volunteer pilot, all your need to do is complete our Trishaw Pilot Training course and be Garda Vetted by Deise Day Centre.

This interactive training takes approximately 2 hours, with a mix of theory and practical aspects. Pilots will engage in group discussions and learn about the origins of Cycling Without Age and how this movement began in Ireland. Each pilot will be given the opportunity to get to know ‘Saoirse’ and  become comfortable and confident taking older adults for spins.

Before undertaking this training, it is important that you are a confident cyclist and have a basic knowledge of road safety.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact:
Peter on 0761 10 2191 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
or Margaret on 058 44556.

Youth Sports Leader Training

Published: October 1, 2018

THIS PROGRAMME IS FOR STUDENTS from 13 – 18 years old

Waterford Sports Partnership, under the direction of Sport Ireland have been successful in securing Dormant Account Funding to support the delivery of a number of Sport Leader Award programmes within schools, community groups and youth organisations.

The Sports Leadership Award provides the ideal starting point for learners who wish to develop their leadership skills and gain a nationally recognised leader qualification. This programme is designed to equip young people with the motivation and confidence to deliver sporting opportunities to others and general leadership skills that will stand to them throughout their life. This qualification is 29 hours in duration, 18 hours of directed learning and 11 hours of self study (completion of learning log and planning sessions).

This programme benefits the students in many ways:

  • It’s a fun and practical course that focuses on leader rather than technical ability.
  • Potential stepping stone into employment, further education and training.
  • Allows everybody to take a full and active role in sport and physical activity.
  • Increased self confidence that comes through taking responsibility for their own and others learning and enjoyment.
  • Develops generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of situations, as well as contributing to the personal development of the learner.

For further information on Sports Leader Training please contact:
Brian O’Neill on 0761 10 2583/086 0201219 or email: boneill@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

Safeguarding 1 Online Refresher

Published: July 24, 2018

Safeguarding 1 Online Refresher Training (launched March 2017) 

Sport Ireland provides an online Safeguarding 1 Refresher, a web based education resource aimed at providing further training to those who have previously attended a Safeguarding workshop or equivalent.

The content contains four modules which will provide persons in roles with regular responsibility for children an opportunity to learn about:

  • best practice procedure;
  • understanding of why safeguarding children and young people in sport is important;
  • recognising the different categories of child abuse and identify the signs of abuse;
  • and the responding, recording and reporting issues of poor practice or abuse.

The refresher course content was developed by Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland in collaboration with welfare officers from a number of National Governing Bodies for Sport.

The web resource was designed in collaboration with Ineqe Group, who specialise in safeguarding and child protection, both in the offline world and in the digital world.

To undertake the online Refresher training clink on the following link below. Following completion of the online training you will be issued with a digital cert.
Please note this digital cert is only valid in conjunction with your original Safeguarding 1 certificate.

https://able.ineqe.com/apps/sportireland/coaches/

Safeguarding 3

Published: July 24, 2018

Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop

The third part of Sport Ireland’s Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme is the Designated Liaison Person workshop. Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochána / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role. The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.

A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection and should complete the NEW Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.

Waterford Sports Partnership facilitates Safeguarding Training courses for people working with young people in sport throughout Waterford. The courses are for the benefit of everyone involved in children’s sport e.g. coaches, parents/guardians, sports leaders.

By following the principles, policy and practical guidelines contained in the Code, sports leaders are playing their part in providing an enjoyable and safe environment in which children can learn and thrive.

The course is a mix of theory and group work. On completion of the course attendees should . . .

(a) Be aware of the role and responsibilities of the Designated Liaison Person in relation to protecting and safeguarding children.
(b) Be aware of their organisation’s responsibilities in relation to keeping children safe.
(c) Have gained appropriate knowledge of the child protection system and its processes.
(d) Be able to ensure that their organisation’s policies and procedures are in-line with Children First.

All courses are 3 hours in duration. Certificates of attendance will be issued on the night of the course. A fee of €15 applies per person. Participants must be over 18 years of age.

Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming Safeguarding Training Courses

For further information please contact:
Peter Jones, Sports Development Officer, Waterford Sports Partnership
Phone: 0761 10 2191 | pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Safeguarding Training

There are three stages of training in the Sport Ireland Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme for Clubs. A must for anyone working with children.

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Active Leadership Training

Active Leadership Training is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, organise and lead the delivery of a safe activity session.

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First Aid Training

A one-day practical course focuses on first response skills. The Level 1 first aider will be certified as a basic responder qualified to deal with a life-threatening incident.

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CARA Disability Training

CARA coordinates, develops and delivers inclusive training and education workshops across the Sport, Fitness, Adventure and Education sectors.

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Sports Leader Training

The Sports Leadership Award provides the ideal starting point for young people who wish to develop their leadership skills and gain a nationally recognised leader qualification.

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WSP | Strength & Conditioning Training

Strength and Conditioning training tailored for coaches of 12 to 16 year olds.

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WSP | Prepare to Coach

Prepare to Coach is a series of three workshops developed by WSP which aim to progressively increase coaches confidence and skills through observing and taking part in coaching sessions.

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WSP Coach Development Programme

A programme developed and run by Waterford Sports Partnership in partnership with Waterford GAA Coaching & Games Development, Camogie Association, Ladies Football and Waterford Institute of Technology.

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Waterford Camogie Participation Initiative

A six week block of training for girls born in 2005, 2006 or 2007!

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Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

 

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Waterford Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
CRO Number: 378713

Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Ireland

 

Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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