Time is running out for any licensed coaches to secure a funded place on the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops.
Six workshops have already taken place, four by UK Coaching and two by sportscotland, with very positive reviews. 127 coaches have so far signed up for the UK Coaching course and after additional courses were added, only 16 places remain.
Funded places are only available until the end of March 2021 and after that time, coaches will need to fund their own tutor-led course to remain licensed.
In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, for active coaches to remained licensed from 1 June 2021, depending on who they coach, they will need to complete the following requirements.
The training should be updated every three years. After three years, following an initial tutor-led course, the refresher can be an online module.
Tutor-led training – for coaches training young people
Due to the current restrictions and the difficulties in accessing tutor-led workshops, British Orienteering has secured a number of Orienteer only, online Safeguarding & Protecting Children tutor-led workshops.
The workshops, delivered by UK Coaching, usually cost £30 per person. However British Orienteering will be covering the cost for those attending this course before the end of March 2021. Each course is restricted to 12 people and lasts for 2 ½ hours.
Who can register? A licensed coach (including those whose first aid qualification that has lapsed since March 2020) or currently doing a coach qualification.
To register please follow this link: Safeguarding and Protecting Children Registration.
Select your preferred and second choice dates for the workshop. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and places will be confirmed via an email from Peter Brooke.
Online Safeguarding Module
Should coaches only work with adults, you will need to complete an appropriate on-line safeguarding module. There are a number of courses available including the Safeguarding Adults course delivered by UK Coaching costing £16.99 per person or other self-led online workshops delivered by the NSPCC which can be claimed back via British Orienteering on submission of the certificate and receipt. Those with access to the Educare platform, will also be able to take the course on this system until 19 March 2021.
British Orienteering will only cover those courses delivered before the end of March 2021 on submission of a certificate of attendance and expenses claim.