Project20 – part of Salisbury 2020: A City on the Move

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As part of the Salisbury 2020: City on the Move celebrations we are looking to develop a legacy of a minimum of 20 new coaches who can provide more opportunities for people to get active. Project20 is there to assist coaches to start their coaching journey, either to give something back to the community or to start coaching as a career.

In addition, there is provision for 15 participants to achieve a fully funded level 2 dodgeball qualification, perfect for those who would like to start their coaching journey. Developed in partnership by Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), we are giving local people the chance to apply for coaching courses so that they can attain the minimum standards of deployment, with the cost of these courses being subsidised. These will include Safeguarding and First Aid training.

Level 1 and 2’s and the Minimum Standards of Deployment

The first step is looking at which level of coaching course you would like to do. Most sports will have a National Governing Body (NGB) who is responsible for designing coaching courses to train potential coaches in the best way to deliver that sport. Project20 is giving potential coaches the opportunity to enrol on level 1 and 2 courses.

Level 1 qualifications are open to most people aged 16 and above, meaning you need no prior experience to enter them. These are appropriate for those who are new to coaching, and who will be assisting more qualified coaches in the delivery of their sessions. It is important to note that the vast majority of level 1 courses will not provide you with the tools to lead a session of your own.

Level 2 qualifications are open to most people aged 18 and above (with a few exceptions), and are there to give coaches the tools to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked progressive sessions. These qualifications are appropriate for those who have gained some coaching experience over the last few years and now want to be leading the delivery of their own sessions. It is important to note that most level 2 courses will have required the applicant to have completed the relevant level 1 course prior to attending (although there are a few exceptions where a level 1 is not required).

It is vital that each coach meets the minimum standard of deployment before they go into any coaching environment. This is to protect both the individuals they are working with as well as themselves. This includes ensuring that the coach;

  • Is of the correct age; 16 for Level 1’s assisting sessions, and 18 for Level 2’s leading sessions.
  • Have attained the correct and relevant coaching qualification for the sport that they are delivering.
  • Have undergone an enhanced DBS check
  • Have completed the relevant Safeguarding and First Aid courses.
  • Are covered by appropriate insurance (usually the club, companies or schools).

Each coach is responsible for checking that each of the above criteria is met before they agree to deliver a session in any environment.

Which coaching courses can I attend?

As part of Project20, we have laid on a few specific courses which are as follows;

  • Dodgeball Level 2; date and location to be confirmed.
  • Safeguarding; 12th May 2020 at South Wilts Sports Club, Wilton Road.
  • First Aid; 28th April at South Wilts Sports Club, Wilton Road.

However, if these courses do not appeal to you and you are interested in taking part in another course, then we can accommodate that. The first step would be deciding what coaching course you would like to do and the location of that course. Search for the sport you would like to coach online ensuring, where possible, that the course is in the Salisbury area. If you require assistance in finding a course, please feel free to contact us.

If your course is taking place outside of Salisbury and transport is an issue, then please feel free to contact us. We do have some funding available to help with these costs, however this will be decided on a case by case basis and at the discretion of the Project20 team.

How to apply

Once you have identified which coaching course you would like to attend, then please complete this application form – Project20 Application Form.

Once you have done this, please send the completed application form to;

Wiltshire and Swindon Sport, Richmond House, 1 Goodwood Close, Epsom Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0XE

Or alternatively email the completed form to;

If you require any assistance in completing the form or identifying a coaching course, or have any questions, then please feel free to contact the Community Activity Leaders at Salisbury City Council directly on 01722 417100 or alternatively email