Training opportunities

The SGSA is committed to supporting continuous professional development across the sports safety sector.  Over the last couple of years, the SGSA has developed an online training approach, which will continue to be used.

The training sessions currently available are listed below.

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Local Authority Safety Certification

This one-day online course is designed to support those responsible for safety certification in local authorities.  It will cover the following subjects:

  • Legislation
  • Process and administration, including safety certification guidance
  • Safety Advisory Groups

Find out more information about the course.

All 2023 training dates have now sold out. Once we have confirmed dates for the 2024 training calendar, we will update this page and inform all readers via our newsletter.

Feedback from past training sessions:

“Even though I am the lead officer dealing with sports grounds it is a very small part of my job, this training was a very good refresher and an aid with regards to risk based certificates.”

“Knowledgeable presenters and really well presented sessions by all. Opportunities for interactive sessions. Well co-ordinated. Excellent course material.”

“Trainers were engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Interactive sessions ensures all attendees participate.”

“Very informative even for someone who has been in the sports ground environment for 5 years.”

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our training sessions, please contact Andrea Jones ( or Monica Gameiro (


Can I pay for the training by invoice?

Yes. We use Eventbrite as our booking system.  On the order page there is a drop down box on the payment method, where you can select pay by invoice.  The invoice will then be sent separately.

Why are the training sessions online only?

We have decided to keep the training sessions online to ensure the costs are kept as low as possible for delegates.