With the current ongoing situation, we at British Wrestling have been looking to support our clubs as best we can but also preparing for the eventuality that we will come out the other side of this pandemic. This in mind we have also been preparing our back-office systems to allow for a much more up to date user experience for our members.
After reviewing feedback from our membership base, key volunteers, coaches and tutors, British Wrestling (BWA) have been working on streamlining our Coach Education Pathway. Looking at condensing courses, updating material and modernising what we are doing in the sector, BWA has revamped the coaching course specification and has been approved by OfQual, the Government Department for Qualifications Standards.
BWA has been working closely with our Education Partner, 1st4Sport, to revamp our Coach Education Pathway and finish the BWA Online Learner Portal. This will allow our learners to complete any theory work online and lessen the workload on our tutor workforce to allow for more practical time during courses. The courses themselves have also been condensed to:
Upon completing your learner portfolio online, attending both days and passing your practical assessments you will have completed your course. We have removed the additional workdays (which were plus two days per course) and the post-course video recording assessment, making this a much more user-friendly experience for both wresting members and new people looking to join our sport.
We hope this will encourage more individuals to come to our sport and learn how to coach within their local areas and engage with the inactive communities.
Unfortunately, our courses are still postponed until further notice until the lockdown is lifted.