Apollinaire Consultancy Associates Ltd

"The best training service for your organisation."
Penny Crisfield, Founder

Apollinaire Training

Apollinaire Training provides a suite of innovative and customised training programmes to meet the unique needs of its clients while ensuring delegates can gain nationally recognised qualifications. The emphasis is always on individualising learning and ensuring it is an exceptional experience that results in long-term behavioural and performance changes and not quick fixes. It forged a partnership with Delphinus Sport which fulfills the role of our recognsied centre for qualifications. Apollinaire is recognised national provider for the National Skills Academy.

The learning programmes include the following:

  • Trainer Training

    Trainer Training for those outstanding tutors who wish to develop their skills to train other tutors

  • Field-based Trainer Training (with IV Training)

    Field-based Trainer Training (with IV training) provides exceptional tutors who already have the expereince, skills and desire to grow other tutors and assessors. with the additional essential skills to support and ultimately assess tutors and assessors in the field, so assuring the quality of delivery and assessment (currently CIVPS).

  • Mentor Training

    Mentor Training if offered at different levels:

    • An introductory level (face to face workshop)
    • A more advanced level (a blended learning programme with web-based and face-to-face elements) in conjunction with Delphinus Sport and the Oxford School of Coaching, and leading to the Certificate in Mentoring in Sport (CMS Level 3 qualification)

  • Initial Tutor Training

    Initial Tutor Training enables people to develop the facilitation skills to be able to work effectively with people in classroom and practical contexts; this is the only programme in the UK to focus on tutoring in a practical context which is an inherent part of many coach and officials’ education programmes. Currently people can gain the CTS as an introductory award (soon to be the PTTLS qualification) as well as an Apollinaire certificate which will include credits towards the CTTLS qualification.

  • Further Professional Development for Tutors

    Further Professional Development for Tutors supports and grows tutor/assessors holding an initial qualification to develop their skills further (currently under development with web-based as well as face-to-face formal and informal learning opportunities leading to CTTLS qualification)

  • Assessor Training

    Assessor training is often run in conjunction with tutor training; it helps delegates adopt a developmental assessment approach which encourages ongoing learning and helps them acquire the essential assessment skills of observation, analysis, recording, questioning, listening, reviewing and feedback This currently includes the IAPS qualification and will align to the assessment module of CTTLS

  • Support Coach Training

    Support coach training provides a brief introduction to mentoring skills (normally 2 × 3 hours with practice in between) and is geared specifically for those people who support coaches and officials in their clubs and workplace.

  • Learning Programme Design

    Learning Programme Design provides guidance on how to build effective learning programmes and the associated resources for both the tutor and the learner.

  • Tutoring in a Practical Context

    Tutoring in a Practical Context (normally 1 day) helps tutors learn the facilitation skills required when working in the gym or sports hall, on the track, court or pitch. It includes an overt emphasis on developing the coach’s how-to-coach skills such as how to provide demonstration and give feedback. This is included as part of Apollinaire Training’s initial tutor training.

Other short courses include: presentation skills, questioning and listening skills, influencing skills, change management, emotional intelligence and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).