Workforce Development Trainings

A training package developed for London Youth members on sports programmes

We listened to your feedback on how we can support you, and have put together an exciting line up of trainings targeted at developing the Sports Workforce.

Spots are limited, so if you’re interested in registering for any of the trainings above please let us know HERE

What is coming up?

FEBRUARY: Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust Workshop – building digital resilience 

Run through the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) this training provides support to coaches and organisations in London covering the topics of gaming and gambling with young people. The latest report from the Gambling Commission (October 2019) found that 11% of 11 – 16 year olds had spent their own money on a gambling activity in the last seven days (this equate to 350,000), and 55,000 young people were already identified as problematic gamblers. The Children’s Commissioner found that a staggering 93% of young people play video games, a hugely popular activity which carries a range of potential risks. 

The training will look at: 

  • an overview of how young people are increasingly exposed to gaming and gambling and the increasingly blurred lines between the two 
  • the influence of advertising, particularly around sporting events 
  • the role of social media, in game purchases, loot boxes and Esports 
  • the signs to look out for when an individual is at risk and where to seek help 

On completion of the training you will receive: 

  • access to an online platform which is home to over 450 resources, including 70 resources specifically for Primary Schools 
  • A City and Guilds certificate and downloadable digital credential 
  • Commitment of continued support from YGAM 

WHEN: Feb 23, 10am-12:30pm 

MARCH: Risk Assessment Workshop  

Risk Assessment Training is a key Health and Safety requirement for any organisation. The course helps you to understand each of the key steps of a risk assessment, including how to identify risks, manage hazards and determine the likelihood of harm, so that you are confident in carrying out a risk assessment for the activities you deliver and in your own premises. 

WHEN: Mar 11, 9:30am-12:30pm 

APRIL: Youth Mental Health First Aid  

This is training is recommend for frontline youth professionals working directly with young people to give you an in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing. Learning takes place through four live training sessions spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between and qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. All the information can be found here about what’s covered. Youth Mental Health First Aiders after attending the course will gain: 

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress 
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening 
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate 
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive 
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing 

WHEN: 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th April 10-12:30pm 

You need to be available to attend all 4 dates and have some time between each course for the self-learning activities to be able to get the most from the course. If you can’t make any of these dates our membership team will be running lots more so there will be more opportunities to attend. 


For any questions or more information, contact Liona Bravo, Sports Development Officer at, 07736 619596