Workforce Development (Update Jan 24)

Where do we want to be?

(from original Action Plan)

Our aim is to ensure that our workforce, both professional and voluntary, is knowledgeable and feels confident, valued and supported. We want to develop a workforce that exceeds the minimum standards of the UK and is able to play its role in delivering on the SoG Plan for Sport and the outcomes it will generate. We want our workforce to be world leading in its effectiveness.

How far have we got?

The Guernsey Sports Commission is now a recognised centre for 1st4Sport Qualifications and UK Coaching workshops. We have established a basic portfolio of courses that meet the essential requirements of our community and the local sports industry. These qualifications include:

Level 1 Award For Activators (Multi Skills)
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Multi Skills Development In Sport
Level 2 Certificate In Coaching (Sport & Physical Activity)
Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

We offer regular heavily subsidised safeguarding training workshops as well as bespoke whole-sport opportunities and through the work of our Relationship Director we are better able to understand what is required by our member sports and explore how we might be able to provide it.

Our ambition to provide an on-island Sports Science Degree has unfortunately been placed on the back burner as the redevelopment of suitable facilities at The Guernsey Institute remains uncertain.

Volunteer recruitment remains a challenge with many organisations relying on a small but dedicated group of people to help run their sport. The Commission plans to continue supporting volunteers to upskill through providing easily accessible additional training and qualifications on-island wherever possible.

The Commission also works with other professional organisations to identify and recruit experienced volunteers for Board level positions, supporting our drive for good governance in sport.

Active 8 Core Aims Supported
Support the provision of safe and secure club environments
Inspire community engagement through volunteering
Use sport & physical activity to improve health, mental health & wellbeing

Government Work Plan Core Aims Supported
Needs are met and people are safe and secure
Healthier lifestyles
Young people can achieve their potential

You can access the updated Action Plan here