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Jamie French
Coach Developer

Coach Education Tutor: A Great Job

Assisting in the development of coaches requires more than just delivering information. Coach education tutors have an opportunity to inspire continued learning and development among people who are passionate about coach education

As a coach education tutor I consider myself to be very lucky. Every time I deliver I get the opportunity to meet new people who are passionate about coach education and are prepared to give up a day, a weekend or even longer as part of their development.

Therefore, I see that my role as a tutor as far more than just teaching. I am someone who facilitates learning on a course and, hopefully, fires a desire to keep learning long after. I do this by trying to translate complicated principles and their applications using examples from everyday life, examples that people can relate to and understand.  My sessions also need to entertain and engage so that people are happy to be there in what is essentially their spare time.

The essentials of coach education tutoring

It not always an easy balancing act but knowing that what you do will benefit the attendees and those who they coach makes it more than worthwhile.

If I was asked to list three key points I’ve learned in my job they would be:

  • Understand that true learning is a result of far more than just giving people information.
  • Learning is an active process that engages people. This means that you should ask questions and not be afraid if people ask questions of you. 
  • People come to courses from different backgrounds and with different experiences. Listen to them, use their experiences and tailor your delivery to meet their needs.

And one final point, if I’ve not made it already...I love my job!

The Case for Face-to-Face Training

We outline the value of face-to-face training from qualified instructors, with a particular focus on our Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop.


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Jamie French