CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2017
As you know, in common with many other professions TCI runs a Continuous Professional Development Programme. In order to avail of our group Public Liability Insurance Scheme for 2018, at a very attractive premium, a member is asked to amass 100 CPD points during 2017. Points are gained by attending workshops, seminars and conferences (including our own National Conference).
Members who do not gain 100 points during the period up to December 1st 2017 will still be able to insure themselves for Public Liability in 2018 through TCI, but at an increased premium.
TENNIS IRELAND COACH LICENSING SCHEME
Coaches also need to factor in the importance of CPD points within the Tennis Ireland Licensing Scheme, where in order to be registered as a `Licensed Coach` in 2018, a coach will need to achieve 100 points under the CPD 2017 scheme. A full explanation of the licensing programme is at
THE 2017 CDP SCHEME
The system for 2017 will operate as follows:
(i) The TCI National Conference will be worth 100 points. In order to be credited with the 100 points, delegates will need to sign in before the Conference commences, and sign out at the end of the Conference.
(ii) Most other events will be worth 10, 15 or 20 points, so a coach can gain 100 points by attending a number of such events (but see below for exceptions).
(iii) Child Protection is now part of our CPD Programme. As Child Protection lasts for 5 years you can be credited with 20 CPD points once in any five-year period. If you are within an active CP period you cannot avail of these points until your next renewal.
(iv) Sports First Aid is now part of our CPD Programme. To be eligible for CPD points, the course duration must be a minimum of one day, and the course content must contain AED and CPR. You can be credited with 20 CPD points once in any two-year period as certification for Sports First Aid lasts two years.
(vi) Please note that points are credited on successful completion of the course in question.
OTHER COURSES/EVENTS WORTH 100 POINTS
(i) Each of the Tennis Ireland ‘Expert Programmes’ – see https://www.tennisireland.ie/coaches.
(ii) The Tennis Ireland ‘Director of Tennis’ Programme – see https://www.tennisireland.ie/coaches/director-of-tennis/.
ONLINE COURSES WORTH 20 POINTS
(i) BALANCED ACTION ABC’s TENNIS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Details – http://www.balancedaction.co.uk/BA/ABCs.html.
(ii) BALANCED ACTION FOOT TECH TRAINING PROGRAMME
(iii) MARK TENNANT ONLINE “WORKING WITH PARENTS”. Details:
(iv) COACHING KIDS FOR SELF-BELIEF.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR GAINING POINTS IN 2017
For 2017, the Continuous Professional Development Programme will continue to embrace courses/seminars/workshops organized by other bodies, and points under CPD can be given to members who attend these courses. For example if a member attends a course on marketing, or computers, which the coach feels will be useful in their tennis coaching business, he or she can register with TCI to have attendance considered in terms of allocation of CPD points. Any such course may be ratified for 10, 15 or 20 CPD points depending on TCI’s assessment of the quality of the event, based on the information you provide in advance.
If you are attending a course that you would like to have considered for CPD points, please contact Peter Farrell or Nicola Herbert at least one week before attending the course/event. If you do not make contact with IN ADVANCE of the course, no CPD points will be credited for attendance.
Other 20 Point Options Include:
(i) TCI will add to the list above during 2017. Any events not mentioned here will be notified to members as they arise.
(ii) Please note that all coaches should have secured 100 points by December 1st 2017.
(iii) Any queries or documents relating to the Tennis Ireland Licensing Scheme should not be sent to TCI, but to the Tennis Ireland office – firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCI is committed to serving its members to the best of its ability, while seeking to provide opportunities for all coaches to keep up to date with the latest developments in the game.
TCI Financial Administrator
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