Employing Coaches

Give yourself peace of mind and take the guesswork out of employing coaches

Are you responsible for employing coaches in your club or organisation? We understand that employment law can be quite daunting. There are many things you need to consider that you might not be aware of. This interactive module will demystify some of the challenges and questions you may face when using both employed and self-employed coaches. The module also provides direct access to tools that can help you, such as an example contract for services, for use with self-employed coaches.

Who is it for?

This course is for individuals at organisations responsible for employing coaches, such as:

  • sports clubs
  • universities
  • colleges
  • governing bodies of sport
  • county sports partnerships
  • local authorities
  • schools
  • coaching agencies
  • county associations.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

What will you learn?

By the end of this online module, which uses case studies and quizzes, you’ll:

  • understand how employment law could affect you when taking on coaches
  • recognise the different types of employment status (employed, self-employed and worker)
  • explore which type of contractual relationship is best for your coaches
  • know where to go for more help
  • know when to seek professional advice.

Additional resources

Within the eLearning, you’ll be signposted to numerous useful links, and be able to download professional resources, such as a sample contracts and employee rights information.

Plus, you will be able to print out a certificate confirming you have completed the course.

How to access the eLearning

Enrol on this eLearning course for only £11.99 (VAT included)

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Please note: ‘Employing Coaches’ is Flash-based and therefore doesn’t currently work on smartphones and tablets.

Disclaimer: This eLearning is not legal advice, merely guidance and a summary of best practice. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this module is correct at the time of publication, this eLearning has only been created to provide basic guidance on the employment issues associated with employing or hiring coaches. This guidance does not constitute formal legal or employment law advice, and you should not rely on any information contained within this eLearning without first consulting a qualified solicitor or seeking appropriate advice. sports coach UK accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage (howsoever caused) arising out of the use or reliance upon any of the information or guidance contained within this eLearning.