Re-Licensing and CPD
Important Changes to Level 2 Coaching Licences - September 2013
Please be aware that Level 2 coaches’ badges may expire on 31/12/2013.
What can you do?
You can help coaches update their badges by doing the following:
- Step 1
Ensure they have signed the updated Coaches Code of Conduct either online or returned by email/post.
- Step 2
Ensure they have an up to date DBS (the new name for CRB). If you don’t have a DBS verifier associated with your organisation you can locate one here.
If a current DBS is held by the coach which has more than 6 months until the expiry date we can issue the new badge now (subject to receipt of the signed code of conduct)…. please see step 1.
We can then issue your coaches with a new licence, however to keep in line with national guidance your coaches MUST then follow step 3.
Important changes to your Coaching Licence
The RFL Coach Licence Scheme is changing.
So we can keep in-line with national guidance the RFL has agreed with key stakeholders that the Coach Licence Scheme will evolve and as such a number of changes will take place.
- An RFL Coach Licence is now valid for three years, removing the annual renewal date. This now matches it with the Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) expiry
- All Coaches will be required to complete a DBS check
- Coaches will be required to have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) workshop to gain and/or retain a Coaching Licence as of September 2013. Existing licensed coaches will have until January 2017 – or the end of their current DBS expiry date – to attend a SPC workshop. This sport coach UK workshop can be run either the RFL or any other organisation
- Coaches will be required to sign the updated “Coaches Code of Conduct”
- The RFL also strongly recommends that coaches hold a current First Aid qualification and that they complete continuous professional development
- Coaches holding a Level 1 award will continue to be required to operate under the supervision of a licensed Level 2 Coach
Also all coaches should be reminded that the minimum requirements to be an RFL licensed and registered coach includes:
- A UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification (UK Coaching Certificate)
- A valid Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
- Have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop
- Registration and Licensing will be valid for a three year period
A list of frequently asked questions on Coaching Licensing can be READ HERE.