Archery Instructor Award
Paul Whiteman
Nov 2012
Background
• Several meetings in late 2010 / early 2011
• Consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders including;
– National Coaching Committee, Scout Association, Current
Tutors, YMCA, Girl Guiding, Kingswood, 1st4sport, National
Centre Skills Active, PGL, Training & Activity, CentreRock
UK, Deer Park Archers, Sports Coach UK, In2Action, et al
Outcome of Consultation
• Consensus
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Greater focus/more appropriate content
More modern course
Shorter course (2 days if possible)
Cost not a particular issue
Evolution rather than Revolution
Pilots
• September 2011 – Kent (Kingswood)
• January 2012 – Gloucestershire (Scout Leaders)
• Both pilots raised issues and resulted in revision of the course
Overview of the Instructor Award
DAY 1 (TECHNICAL)
LUNCH
Introduction
Model session
Overview of course
Preparation for day 2
Overview of the Instructor Award
DAY 2 (LEARNING)
Recap of Day 1 and Introduction to
Day 2
Equipment
Range layout
Risk assessment
Starting a session
Building rapport
Safety briefing
Explanation
Demonstration
5 phases
LUNCH
Guided shooting practice
observation
Free shooting
Analyse
Games
Feedback
Conclude sessions
Review sessions
Recap
Equipment practice
Multiple choice test
Overview of the Instructor Award
DAY 3 (APPLICATION AND
ASSESSMENT)
Recap of Day 2 and Introduction to
Day 3
Accelerating learning:
Adapting sessions:
Making sessions fun:
Games
Managing behaviour:
Equipment
Risk assessment
Starting sessions
Running a warm-up
LUNCH
Practical assessment of safety briefing,
demonstration, guided shooting, free
shooting and concluding session (20 mins
per instructor)
Review
Conclude course
Detailed programme
OUTCOME
Session 10: Games
and feedback
Instructors should be
able to:

experience use of
games in
optimising
learning and
enjoyment

provide feedback
(45 mins)
CONTENT
DELIVERY
1.
2.
3.
4.
2 groups of 6. Hand out game cards and invite one
instructor from each group to set up and run the
game, half group to take part and remainder to
observe and then analyse: one participant for
technical action, for abiding by rules, for safety etc
Ask observing group to identify what observed,
then their analysis and their recommended
action.
Introduce how to give feedback by inviting group
to reflect on way they have received feedback
from both the tutor and their peers. Show
feedback laminate and invite each observer to go
to provide feedback to their assigned participant.
Change round so all get chance to be involved in
game (as instructor or participant) and to observe,
then analyse and finally give feedback
RESOURCES
Tutor selects games, one could
be one from model session from
Day 1, could be ones shown in
fact file or your own (if latter,
need to make a hard copy for
instructors who are delivering)
Games fact file
Feedback laminate
Example of support resources
Resources
Assessment
• Multiple choice paper at the end of Day 2
6.
If you find equipment is unsafe you should: (tick one answer)
a
Use it carefully
b
Use it carefully and report it
c
Report it and not use it
d
Record damage
e
b and d
1 mark
• Independent Assessor on Day 3
• Action Plan for anyone who is unable to meet the standard
and is referred
Roll Out
• Following two reviews and consultation with NCC
– Small scale roll out
– 12 courses over next 8 months
– Expect minor adjustments as a result
Tutors
• Tutors for the new award will need induction
• Tutor recruitment will take place in phases
• We will be recruiting existing tutors and also looking for new
ones from Level 2 upwards
• Tutors delivering on a commercial or semi commercial basis
will be prioritised
– 10 people deliver 60% of current courses
– 52 people deliver 40% of current courses
Renewal
• Three year renewal as now
• Online renewal process
• Renewal module to ensure continued understanding
Equipment Maintenance
• Standalone module for equipment maintenance will be
developed