Coaching Courses & Bursaries

The Active Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network has funding to support coaches/instructors who’s club/group are an affiliated member of the network.

This fund will support people with NGB coaching qualifications at levels one and two with up to 75% of the total cost of the course (Max £300) – See the Coaching & Instructor Bursary Programme below.

Please browse through the various tabs in this section to look at what different organisations can offer your coaching team or teaching staff. If you require information on specific coach education courses, please contact your national governing body (NGB).

Active Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network will help to facilitate any First Aid or Safeguarding courses for your sports club/physical activity group. For further help and advice, please email:

Action Together

Who are Action Together and how can they help your club or group?

People have the power to change the places they live and the things they care about. 

At Action Together we know that people can make things happen because we see it everyday. Across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside, there are thousands of people changing lives, improving neighbourhoods and contributing positively to our local area. Action Together offers a range of support to strengthen communities. We believe that by learning together, sharing skills and pooling resources we can get more done. 

​We support people to get help, providing opportunities to get better connected to what is going on in their local community and find the support they need.

We strengthen community and voluntary groups by providing support to run their group, find and secure resources and work together to do more.

We encourage local people, businesses and the public sector to give their time, skills and resources to support local good causes.

To find out how you can give help, or get help across Tameside please follow the link below to explore our website.

Club Matters

What is Club Matters and how can it help your club or group?

Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help organisations to develop, grow and become more sustainable and successful. 

Who is Club Matters for?

Club Matters resources are here to help clubs, groups and organisations who are involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. This includes groups of people who do any of the following things:

  • run an existing club, group or organisation, whether large or small, formal or informal;
  • are thinking about setting up a new club, group or organisation;
  • support, are undertaking or considering the Clubmark accreditation scheme; or
  • are actively supporting the development of organisations who deliver physical activity and sport work in the physical activity and sport sector and want to develop their knowledge and access to resources in particular areas

What are the benefits?

The Club Matters convenient and flexible resources;

  • will help you attract and retain members;
  • provide practical tips and guidance;
  • offer tools to help you understand your club and members; and
  • will improve and develop your skills

Please follow the link below for more information and the on line courses available to your club or group

Coaching & Instructor Bursary Programme

The Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network – Coaching & Instructor Bursary Programme is for Tameside sports club coaches and physical activity instructors who are affiliated to the Tameside Sport & Physical Activity Network.

The club or group must also be affiliated to the National Governing Body (NGB), the fund will subsidise courses In return the bursary coaches will be expected to deliver 6 voluntary coaching hours, to a group of participants in the club/group and the sport they completed the qualification in.

Download the form, including terms and conditions, here.

Greater Sport

Who are Greater Sport and how can they help your club or group?

We are Changing Our Lives Together. GreaterSport is a high performing charity passionate about changing lives through physical activity and sport. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester the most active region in England. We are also the County Sport Partnership for Greater Manchester, one of a network across the country who have some core responsibilities supported by Sport England.

At GreaterSport it is our ambition to build the knowledge, skills and understanding of the workforce across Greater Manchester to embed physical activity, make every contact count, and develop a diverse workforce fit to deliver the ambitions of Greater Manchester Moving

This is a huge task as we try to influence a wider workforce to develop their knowledge and confidence to include physical activity as part of the conversation. Whilst for the frontline staff working in the sector, the drive towards engaging the least active groups places different demands in ensuring the ‘product’ is tailored towards a different set of needs and motivations and addressing the micro drop off points as part of the customer experience. We also need to ensure that the workforce is more diverse and reflective of the audiences that we are trying to engage. There are many organisations who need to be engaged in this area but we believe this is where we have to take a leadership role, working closely with our partners to ensure we capitalise on the opportunities.

At our GreaterSport our focus will be supporting and developing Professional Workforce and Volunteers – click the link below to find out more information.

UK Coaching

What is UK Coaching and how can they help your club or group?

UK Coaching – Our commitment to people, passion and progress, we’re taking the lead in coaching excellence. Our mission is to put coaching at the heart of physical activity and sport. Coaching is in our DNA. For more than 30 years, alongside our partners, we have provided the coaching workforce with the skills and knowledge they need to make a positive difference.

Inspiring active communities through #GreatCoaching

With your help, we’re developing inspiring coaches, to bring the transformative power of coaching to communities across the UK. Why? We believe #GreatCoaching leads to healthier, happier communities.

We don’t mind whether you call yourself a coach, facilitator, instructor, leader, teacher or trainer. Whatever your title, if you’re helping people to be active, you’re part of the coaching family. And we’re here to support your development.

Please follow the link below for more information and the on line courses available to your club or group