As you will be aware the LTA has appointed 12 new Coach Development Centres (CDC’s) across the Country. Leeds Beckett University have been given exclusive jurisdiction for Yorkshire and the North East.
The network of CDCs sits at the heart of a new delivery model for tennis coach education that will be in place from 2021 onwards. The new model will enable greater quality control, deliver consistency in coach education and make best use of expertise in local environments across the country.
Each CDC has exclusive responsibility to service a cluster of counties in England in delivering LTA Qualifications and LTA CPD, allowing the development of needs based, robust, and localised workforce development plans. They will operate a ‘Hub & Satellite’ structure of venues across their area of responsibility, providing dedicated support to service the needs of the local workforce, and enable closer links to deployment opportunities at a regional level.
There have been a number of delays due to Covid 19 and the network has faced continued challenges to get themselves up and running. However now that the Government has announced its road map out of lockdown the CDC together with the Workforce Development Partner and area contacts can start to plan.
We have been working hard behind the scenes with the LTA and Yorkshire Tennis to start building plans for the County. This includes completing facility audits to ensure we offer opportunities across the County, tutor communications and putting everything in place to be ready for when Coach Education opens fully.
Our aim is to include plans to develop CPD and mentoring opportunities and grow the programme further from September 2021. We are still in the planning stages but the CDC . along with Yorkshire Tennis are really keen to continue receiving feedback from yourselves regarding your learning and development, and we will be getting in touch over coming months to continue this dialogue.
Leeds Beckett CDC