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Output 2 – Training Guide for Vocational Education and Training (VET) Providers



The Concussion Conference on Thursday (12th May @5:30) is the second in a series of events associated with the EU Erasmus+ funded project “Get your head in the game – Sport Concussion Awareness and Training (SCAT)”.

This Training Guide (draft attached below) has been developed as a primary output of the European Erasmus+ funded project Get your head in the game – sports concussion awareness and training (SCAT). This project is led by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland, in partnership with the Oxford Brookes University (UK), the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation (UK), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), La Trobe University (Australia) and Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Ireland).

The main aim of the “SCAT” project is to develop an in-depth an understanding of the definition and implications of concussion in amateur sport settings across Europe. To achieve this the project team have developed an innovative training guide (Output 2) aimed at equipping Vocational Education and Training (VET) educators with the knowledge and materials required to develop concussion-specific training. The Training Guide is informed by findings from a Systematic Literature Review (an assessment of current concussion identification and diagnosis methods in sports settings) (Output 1) conducted as part of this project. A key aspect of this project is to encourage the growth of professional development of VET educators and to develop innovative teaching approaches. A secondary objective of the project is to contribute to a culture of openness and dissipate the uncertainty and fear surrounding concussion in contact sports by making resources, current research and information available to the public via the online Module.

Please find attached a draft of the training guide. Can all attendees please take some time to review the document and provide feedback using the link below.

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Help us work to shed light on this invisible injury and ensure that continuing professional development is provided for VET providers in this important area.

Many thanks,

the SCAT team