In the quest for a holistic coach education system, we are also investing in e-learning for coach education as part of the MEDAL Programme, allowing coaches opportunities to further their knowledge and understanding of areas of coaching related to their own practice. The strength of this approach is that coaches can complete this learning activity in the comfort of their own home at a time that is convenient to them. The learning activities have been designed to be visually engaging and completed in short bite-sized chunks to make them achievable and useful for coaches with the topics largely theoretical areas that should support and inform the practical coaching delivery.
The topics for the modules have been developed in response to areas identified following the Coaching register research in 2013, and will largely be more theoretical areas that should support and inform the practical coaching delivery.
The e-learning modules form an integral part of the Coach Licence scheme, with coaches being able to earn one point towards their licence on successful completion of the modules. There will also be some modules that will be pre-requisites for coaches to complete in order for them to achieve points from some of the informal routes. For example coaches will be expected to have completed the mentoring module before they can gain points from a mentoring relationship and likewise the tournament coaching module (which will be released later this year).
E-Learning Module of the Month:
Mentoring Coaches in Badminton - Silver Module
Overall aims & focus:
To provide coaches with an overview of the mentoring process, and how they can develop and maintain an effective mentoring relationship with the coaches they work with.
Level 2 & 3 coaches that support the development of other coaches
• Understand what mentoring involves and the varied roles that a mentor performs
• Appreciate the skills that an effective mentor would need
• Understand the mentoring process to enable effectiveness
• Key content linked to Outcomes:
- Understand what mentoring involves and the varied roles that a mentor performs
o Role model
o Building confidence
o Being a resource
o Challenge & question
- Appreciate the skills that an effective mentor would need
o Giving feedback
- Understand the mentoring process to enable effectiveness
o Learning process
o Self reflection
o Coach profiling
o Managing expectations
Online assessment as part of the e-learning module
Mentorship resources held within the module
How do you purchase e-learning modules?
In order to purchase one of our e-learning modules please download, complete and return the application form below. Each e-learning module is £10 and once a payment has been made a link to our Moodle page which host modules will be issued via email.
If you have any questions on e-learning modules or the Coach Licence scheme please contact the Education & Training team on 01908 269400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.