The Maltese Olympic Academy has announced its associate partnership with the Erasmus+ project CoachEd6.
MCAST is the leading partner of this coaching education project which involves the University of Southern Denmark, Reykjavik University and Mugla Sitki Kocman University, together with the International Council for Coaching Excellence as partners.
The aim of this project is to address current gaps in sports coaching education through the development of four units at EQF/MQF level 6.
The delivery of these units will take a ‘blended learning’ approach which will amongst others incorporate a weekend school per unit within each higher education institution, in each of the four partner. countries.
Each University will have the opportunity to send six learners to attend the weekend school in a foreign country and at the same time, job shadow an experienced coach or a set of experienced coaches in the workplace for 10 days.
One foreign expert will be invited to every weekend school to share his/her expertise with the local team of academic and field experts.
The course is set to run between October 2021 and July 2022. All mitigations regarding Covid-19 will be taking place according to the Maltese, Icelandic, Danish and Turkish Health Authorities.
“We believe that in Malta, we have coaches with vast experience and knowledge who can be part of this project either as learners or as job-shadowing providers” explained Charlene Attard, Director of the Maltese Olympic Academy. “This is a great networking and knowledge transfer opportunity for coaches. Job shadowing is expected to start in 2022, Covid-19 permitting”. .
More information can be found on the project website https://coached6.mcast.edu.mt/
Coaches interested are to fill the application form in order to receive further information. Applications to participate in the Award in Sports Coaching will be out in May 2021.