Alison Smith from the University of Bath gave a interesting and valuable speech about their course about Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS).
The main purpose with the course is to educate PDMs in issues that are adequate for their occupation.
The course itself contains five different units, that all are one day long each. Depending on the unit they cover both practice and theory. Today the main delivery is to take one day per month during a five months period, but a block delivery exists as well. The later means that you first take the three first units, and then after a month go through the two last.
Since the start in February 2013, 56 learners have completed the course. The students have represented 16 universities across the UK, but a growing number of attendees has been working within sports.