About Active Learning 

In partnership with Merseyside Sports Foundation, MSP has been supporting people in the sport and physical activity sector to access the training they need for over two decades.

The right training for you

From meeting minimum standards to broadening your horizons through Continuing Professional Development  (CPD), we can help you, whether you are a coach, volunteer, club, workplace or community organisation.

Everyone has different motivations for training and you may find one style of learning suits your needs better than another. So we offer a range of different courses and events throughout the year: from formal training, leading to certification; through to informal training in the form of knowledge sharing, networking, talks and workshops.

We’ll also help to signpost you to other reputable organisations wherever we can if we don’t offer the training you’re looking for.

The benefits of training through MSP’s Active Learning service

For individuals:

  • get, and stay certified, so you can do the work you’re passionate about
  • expand your skill set to develop personally or professionally
  • grow your network and meet new friends
  • share experiences and learn from others

65% of people said qualifications or training were a considerations when choosing a coach*

For clubs:

  • become a club of choice for parents, through safeguarding training
  • meet minimum insurance conditions through safeguarding and first aid training
  • get help to meet Clubmark accreditation
  • meet minimum coaching standards
  • learn how to craft stronger funding bids through better use of data and insight

Over half of active coaches reported that they do not have any formal coaching qualifications (58%)**

For workplaces and community organisations:

  • empower individuals within your organisation to make sport and physical activity happen
  • boost mental and physical wellbeing in your organisation or community through sport and physical activity training
  • reduce workplace absenteeism through Active Workplaces training

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Why access training through MSP?

As well as having over 20 years’ experience of helping people to access training for the sport and physical activity sector, we work with respected industry partners, including UK Coaching (Formerly Sports Coach UK) to offer the very best standard of training.


Over the last five years alone, we’ve trained thousands of people from the Liverpool City Region and beyond to help them continue working or volunteering in the sport and physical activity sector, including people from over 100 different clubs.

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    Sources:* YouGov survey on behalf of UK Coaching ‘Coaching in the UK – Participation Survey (October 2017)’ of 20,000 adults and 1,000 children – figure based on respondents who had received coaching in the previous twelve months.
    ** YouGov survey on behalf of UK Coaching ‘Coaching in the UK – Participation Survey (October 2017)’ of 20,000 adults and 1,000 children – figure based on all those who had coached in the past 12 months.

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