BOLSOVER: Places up for grabs on coaching academy

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Bolsover District Council is offering local people the chance to further their leisure career and get new qualifications by opening up a further twenty-four places on its popular Bolsover Leadership and Coaching Academy.

BLACA helps leaders, coaches and volunteers in sport, leisure and active recreation develop their skills, knowledge and confidence to become qualified in the leisure industry.

For just £50, participants are able to undertake a number of courses and workshops worth £200, so they are saving a massive £150 by being a part of the academy.

The courses include Emergency Aid, Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Equity in Your Coaching, Introduction to FUNdamentals of Movement and the Sports Leaders UK Day Certificate.

In order to access the courses and workshops members have to complete a minimum of 10 voluntary hours within the fields of sport, leisure and active recreation, and the council will even help them find the perfect placement.

All of the above workshops make up the minimum operating standards a coach must have along with a qualification in their sport to make them employable within the Leisure Industry.

Each successful candidate will also have the opportunity to attend a Coaching Conference where individuals will be able to complete the ScUK First Steps into Coaching workshop

Complete a DBS check (formerly CRB check)

Register on to the Coaching Derbyshire website which enables individuals to access the Coaching Derbyshire Bursary Fund.

The Bolsover Leadership & Coaching Academy is now open for applications from males and females aged 16 years or above. Individuals should preferably reside in the Bolsover District (please note individuals from outside of the District can apply, however they must complete their voluntary hours within the Bolsover District). Courses and workshops will commence in September.

To apply please complete an application form by going to or telephone 01246 242363.