Benefits for Parents and Participants
Checked and Trained
The coach licence confirms the currency of a coach as being current, active and committed to good coaching practice. All BWSW licensed coaches have met thorough eligibility criteria that give you the piece of mind that you/your child is in safe hands. All licensed coaches, as well as being qualified for the role, have completed the following:
- First Aid training
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children training
- Enhanced Disclosure Check (the highest level background check)
- Signed up to all BWSW policies and procedures, including the Code of Behaviour for Coaches, Safety Reccomendations and Codes of Practice and Coach Licence Terms and Conditions.
Verify a Coach /Operator Licence
Licences can also be verified by the coach/operator/club logging onto our online portal.
Cutting Edge / On the Edge
Research indicates that participants perceive the quality of coaching tends to be higher for licensed coaches than non-licensed (Sports Coach UK, 2014). This maybe because coaches who are licensed are more active learners, committed to good practice and are more likely to access further CPD (Sports Coach UK, 2014). Indeed, BWSW Licensed Coaches have far more access to further resources (video tutorials etc.) and training incuding the BWSW Coaching Conference.