Safeguarding Training for Sport and Physical Activity

If you are a sports club or activity provider working with Children or Adults this is where you should start with your basic training and introduction to Safeguarding. If you are a Sports club your NGB may have an equivalent Sports Specific Introduction to Safeguarding Course. 

Online Learning Courses

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

Delivered by UK Coaching in partnership with NSPCC, Child Protection in Sport Unit and Sport England, endorsed by CIMSPA. 

This newly updated Online Classroom will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately, and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. 

The course has been awarded 2 CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

The course costs £33 per person, please note this version of the Course is for over 18’s only. 

Safeguarding & Protecting Children 16 – 18 

Delivered by UK Coaching in partnership with NSPCC, Child Protection in Sport Unit and Childline. 

After this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and recognise good practice and the implications for your coaching
  • Recognise the duty of care you have for the welfare of players/participants
  • Take appropriate actions if you have concerns about a child (or an adult)

The course costs £33 per person. 

This online classroom is for young coaches aged 16-18 years old only.

Safeguarding Adults 

Delivered by UK Coaching in partnership with Ann Craft Trust. This course has been Endorsed by CIMSPA against their Safeguarding Adults and Adults at Risk Technical Specialism and has been awarded 3 CPD points.

Safeguarding adults is everyone’s responsibility. 

This course is suitable for everyone who delivers coaching in clubs, community sports and physical activity, such as coaches, activators, sports administrators, front of house staff and volunteers.  

The cost of this course is £16.99 per person. 

Looking for Further Training?


Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children (e-learning) 

Refresh and update your understanding of safeguarding at your convenience 

Delivered by UK Coaching in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU). An alternative to attending a face-to-face workshop, you can complete this fantastic course from the comfort of your own home – on a tablet or PC – so you can dip in and out to suit your lifestyle, while still keeping track of your progress. £16.99 per person 



Keeping Deaf and Disabled Children Safe in Sport (E-learning) 

Delivered by UK Coaching in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU). 

Online learning offers you the opportunity to learn by doing, making online decisions based on real-life stories and scenarios of disabled children in sports so that you can see the consequences of those decisions in a safe environment. Cost per person £16.99 



Time to Listen for Club Welfare Officers 

Welfare officers should complete a NSPCC Time to Listen course, if you are looking for a course contact your NGB, or speak to us at Living Sport. More information about the course is on the NSPCC website  



The Ann Craft Trust, provide all levels of training for Safeguarding adults in sport and has a mix of online learning and blended programmes. 


Welfare officers should complete up to the Essential level for Adults in Sport.  

Non-sport and Physical Activity courses locally

For more training available on wider safeguarding issues and themes, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Safeguarding Board offer a wide range of training, check out their training pages  

If you are looking for basic training that is not sport or physical activity related look at Support Cambridgeshire’s Training programme for dates  


If you have any specific training needs or requests please contact us and we will signpost you to the right Agency