The 2019 Education and Training Programme

SASSOT work in partnership with Sport Structures and Newcastle Under Lyme College to deliver a countywide education and training programme for sports volunteers. Sport Structures is a successful sports education and management consultancy based in Birmingham and Newcastle Under Lyme College is one of the leading Further Education providers in Staffordshire.  SASSOT will be working with both organisations to develop and deliver a comprehensive programme of workshops for volunteers, coaches and officials which will include Safeguarding, Equity and First Aid. Newcastle Under Lyme College provide opportunities in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle Under Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands, while Sport Structures operate a programme of workshops in all other Staffordshire districts. All workshops will be jointly promoted and bookings will be managed online through the websites of Newcastle Under Lyme College and Sport Structures.
Bookings are now live for the following workshops:

UK Coaching (formerly Sports Coach UK) Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Thursday 13th June 2019.
Stafford Borough Council Civic Offices from 18:30 – 21:30.
Cost is £45 per person and you can book your place here.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019.
Newcastle-Under-Lyme College from 18:00 – 21:00.
Cost is £38 per person and bookings will be open soon.

Thursday 18th July 2019.
The Chase Golf Club, Penkridge from 18:30 – 21:30.
Cost is £45 per person and you can book your place here.

Emergency First Aid

Thursday 27th June 2019.
Stafford Borough Council Civic Offices from 18:30 – 21:30.
Cost is £35 per person and you can book your place here.

Time to Listen for Club Welfare Officers

Wednesday 19th June 2019 (in partnership with Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin).
Harper Adams University, Telford from 18:00 – 21:00.
Cost is £30 per person and you can book your place here.

Further workshops will be announced over the year. In the meantime if you would like to request a specific closed workshop in Newcastle, Stoke or Staffordshire Moorlands then please contact John Prescott, Assistant Principle at Newcastle Under Lyme College, at For closed workshop requests for all other areas of Staffordshire please contact Kath Robinson, Sport Structures Director at
For further information, please contact Lee Booth, Workforce Manager on or 01785 619730.

Support Staffordshire Training

There are a number of other training opportunities in subjects such as adult safeguarding, volunteer management and event management on the Support Staffordshire website here.

Club Matters Workshops

Free workshop – Understanding the options for club structures

This evening workshop will help you understand what structure is right for your club to enable success and stability.

Date and time: Wednesday 1st May 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Meadowside Leisure Centre, Meadowside Drive, Burton-upon-Trent, DE14 1TL

For more information and to book on contact David Richards at


Club Structure Workshop poster