Education and Training Programmes

Please note, due to the current situation with COVID-19, many courses have been cancelled or postponed. If you are already booked onto a course, the provider should be in touch with you shortly to offer alternative options such as the virtual courses as detailed below.


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 and First Aid.


Closed workshops exclusive to one club or organisation are also available to book.

For further details on this or any other enquiries the contact details are:


Newcastle-under Lyme College provide opportunities in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands and the contact is John Prescott on

Sport Structures operate a programme of workshops in all other Staffordshire districts and the contact is Sue Perkins on Click this link to the Sport Structures website for more information on courses they run.

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


Wednesday 19th August 2020

Virtual Classroom (online workshop) 6:30-9pm

Cost is £30 per person

You can book your place here


Emergency First Aid



Time to Listen



Club Matters Workshops – Free workshops for Clubs

Introduction to Legal Structures

Thursday 10th September, 6.30-8.30pm


Planning for Your Future

Tuesday 15th September, 6.30-8.30pm


Leadership Teams

Thursday 1st October, 6.30-8.30pm


Participant Experience

Thursday 15th October, 6.30-8.30pm


Volunteer Experience

Tuesday 22nd September, 6.30-8.30pm


Develop a Marketing Strategy

Wednesday 7th October, 6.30-8.30pm.


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.