After much reading of blogs ( and very little writing) and a lot of thinking I am now reasonably comfortable in the concept of my plan for FL. I have decided on attempting to develop a plan for an audience that we do not currently target or have much interaction with. This will be a new course aimed at new students who would not traditionallly engage with OP. I have decided not to look at existing courses and modify.
There are two key drivers for me in making this decision. One is to support those learners ( who I know anectodeally) are keen to gain more skills and knowledge but who do not have the time or resources t ostudy in a traditional manner.
The second driver is to look at attracting new and different clientele into OP.
The plan I will be developing will be based on developing resources and learning material t osupport volunteer coaches.
The reason we need to increase flexibility of course design are two fold;
1) the vast majority of these people will never make a living ( career ) out of sports coaching, they need paid employment (or other income) to live.
2) regardless of extra qualifications and skills gained there is still a very small percentage of paid coaches, therefore one could argue there is little incentive to invest more ( of their precious) time and money into gaining a qualification (or further quals).
Therefore we need to meet their needs by designing courses that are flexible and student centered. An interesting aspect I will be covering is the concept of