The Kent Sports Development Team offers a
wide and varied programme for all local coaches to develop and
expand their knowledge and skills, through workshops and programmes
which are relevant to all sport. For further information visit the
Kent Sport website.
Register As A Coach With Kent Sport
Support your development with relevant
and up to date information about training and development
Share ideas and celebrate your coaching achievements.
Develop a coaching community across sports throughout Kent.
Provide information to organisations and clubs that are seeking
coaches for voluntary and paid work,
Please register by visiting Kent Sport
The Maidstone Borough Council’s Community
Development Team has some limited funding to offer support to
people wishing to further their sports coaching education. To see
if you're eligible download
an application form.
The Community Sports Leader Award (CSLA)
builds on the skills gained through the JSLA to equip people over
the age of 16 to lead specific community groups such as older
people, people with disabilities and primary/secondary school
children. The award includes unit in event management, first aid,
sports development and obtaining a coaching award. The course also
helps to develop vital life skills such as managing oneself.
Both courses are practical qualification,
where students learn through doing. The JSLA is on offer to Year 10
and 11 Students and the CSLA is on offer to Year 12 and 13
For more information about how you can get
involved please contact your PE Department within your school.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh programme is a real adventure from
beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are
from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise
there’s more to life than sitting on the sofa.
You can do programmes at three levels, Bronze,
Silver or Gold which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh Award. You achieve
an award by completing a personal programme of activities. You’ll
find yourself helping people in the community, getting fitter,
developing skills and going on an expedition.
For more information please contact Mr Norry
Barber, Kent County Council, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Sports Leader Award (JSLA) is a
nationally recognised award that helps young people over the age of
14 to develop their leadership skills. It’s a fun course and offers
an insight into the enjoyment one can gain through sports
leadership. The JSLA develops a young person’s skills in organising
activities, planning, communicating and motivating.
Duke of Edinburgh