Facilitating the personal development of athletes and players

SkillsActive has worked in partnership with key organisations and experts in the field to create this suite of NOS for facilitating athletes and players to achieve their potential by providing advice and support on lifestyle management and personal development. People involved in this area may work in a variety of contexts including governing bodies, institutes of sport, trade unions and further and higher education and in a paid or unpaid capacity.

These standards were completed and approved by the UK Commission for Education and Skills in July 2011.

  • D111 Establish, develop and maintain working relationships with athletes/players
  • D112 Work with other professionals involved in the athlete/player’s performance development
  • D113 Establish, develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders and support networks in the athlete/player’s life
  • B117 Analyse the lifestyle management and personal development needs of the individual athlete/player
  • B118 Research and plan lifestyle management and personal development interventions that will assist the athlete/player to achieve their potential
  • B119 Provide athletes/players with access to information and advice relevant to lifestyle management and personal development
  • B120 Enable athletes/players to access referral networks appropriate to their lifestyle management and personal development needs
  • B121 Provide information materials for use with athletes/players
  • B122 Review lifestyle management and personal development progress with athletes/players
  • B249 Communicate and promote the benefits of athlete/player lifestyle management and personal development
  • A340 Apply professional standards when supporting athlete/players’ lifestyle management and personal development
  • A341 Manage own professional practice when supporting athlete/players’ lifestyle management and personal development
  • A342 Reflect on, evaluate and develop own practice in supporting athlete/player lifestyle management and personal development