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The BVIFA has launched a series of Coaches Education courses, both via an online app and in collaboration with the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

The strengthening partnership with HLSCC  now includes provision of coaching courses that are of benefit to anyone looking to break onto a coaching pathway, understand performance and how to improve it from both the coaches and athletes perspective as well as further developing coaching ability and is with the Centre for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE), which is a self-sustaining and income-generating unit providing leadership in addressing the professional development and community education needs of the Territory and by extension, the Caribbean Region.

It forms part of the Workforce Training Division at the HLSCC.

“Our FA coaching courses in partnership with the college have been designed to boost the knowledge and understanding of coaching across all sports in our region and beyond and offer full accreditation to those who complete them” explained FA Technical Director, Mr. Dan Neville. “The courses are online, delivered live by expert practitioners at times that will hopefully suit coaches and reflect the FA’s commitment to developing it’s coaches and in turn the level of the participants on our islands and beyond.”

CPDCE was previously known as the office of Centres & Institutes (C&I). This office has been rebranded and re-structured to better meet the needs of the business and general community.

Professional Development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement that encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from College certifications to formal workshops, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in internationally acceptable principles and practices. On the other hand, Community Education encompasses all those approaches and activities that are concerned with life-long learning that has been established through educational and enrichment programmes within the local community.


The launch of the new range of courses further develops the ties with the FA and the College following on from the access to courses that are offered by the International Soccer Science and Performance Federation.