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Information and Guidance


UK Coaching have a national funding guide for coaches which can be found here

Funding support for coaches continues via Twitter where the @scUKCoachFund account will provide up to the minute funding information for coaches


UK Coaching have recently updated the Governing Body of Sport Coach Registration and Licensing Scheme Guide. The purpose of this guide is to highlight which governing bodies of sport have coach registration and licensing schemes in place across England and the UK.

Minimum Standards for Active Coaches can be found at by following this link. The 2 interactive tools/guides provide guidance on the appropriate qualification for a lead coach and information on recommended additional training that a coach should consider when working with children and young people.

The Coaching in Primary Schools Toolkit is a UK Coaching resource providing schools with guidance around: Primary PE and Sport Premium, Utilising Coaches, Recruiting Coaches, Monitoring and Evaluating and Further Resources.

It is important that coaches whether voluntary or paid, are appropriately insured, which is why UK Coaching has launched their Insurance Guidance Toolkit. The guide helps organisations secure the most appropriate insurance for their workforce, whether they directly employ and deploy coaches or need to provide insurance for affiliated coaches deployed within affiliated organisations (e.g. within clubs).

Without the right coaches you may struggle to provide a great sporting or active experience for your participants. UK Coaching have designed an interactive toolkit aiming to help organisations find coaches of the future and recruit them successfully. Use the Finding coaches of the future guide to see how you can recruit coaches effectively.

Connected Coaches is an online platform that enables coaches to access friendly support and advice for coaches from any sport and background through like-minded members who pool ideas and solve problems together. Why not sign up and give it a go, Emma discusses the benefits in the video below.