BWSW Coach Licence

For Coaches / Instructors / Cable Operators

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The BWSW Coach Licence is a licence issued by BWSW to qualified coaches /  instructors / cable operators who meet a range of requirements relating to safety and training. It is an easy way for employers, parents, volunteers and clubs to identify the coaches/operators who have been checked and appropriately trained to the level and environment they will be working within. 

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In simple terms, the BWSW Coach Licence is a licence issued to all Coaches/Operators who have agreed to uphold our codes and practices and who hold a current: 

-  Coach / Instruction qualification
-  Driving / operating qualification
-  First Aid certificate
-  Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate 
-  Enhanced Disclosure Check 

Check Your Licence  - click here 


As an organisation, we want to license those coaches/operators who have the above because it (as well as many other reasons) (1) increases the likelihood of providing a good service to the end user; (2) gives peace of mind to employers, parents and participants that the coach is safe and has been trained; (3) Licensed coaches/operators are more likely to adopt the services/programmes that we run; and (4) we can better regulate the ACTIVE coaching workforce and are better able to deploy these coaches to clubs and sites.  

Head Coach

The Licensing Scheme is of great benefit for everyone whether you are a club, coach or participant. To find out more on the benefits of licensing for YOU, click the relevant links below:  

Coaches / Instructors / Operators - Click Here

Parents / Participants - Click Here

Clubs / Sites / Cables - Click Here 


The Licensing Scheme is supported by O'Brien Europe (Ultrasporteu) linking coaches with higher standards, safe and effective coaching. 

For infomation about O'Brien Europe see Ultrasporteu


Check Your Licence

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Coaches / Instructors / Operators

find out whether you are licensed by completing the following:

  1. Make sure you are logged onto the BWSW Website

  2. Click here and look at the 'Qualifications' tab to check your licence is in date.

  3. Click here to check that your first aid, safeguarding and disclosure check are in date (your licence is only active is all are in date).    

Sites / Clubs

If you are the Membership or Club Secertary from a BWSW club, you can check who is licensed from your club by completing the following: 

  1. Make sure you are logged onto the BWSW Website

  2. Click here  to check who is licensed from your club.  

Parents / Participants

All licensed coaches/operators are issued with a card proving their status as licensed by BWSW. The card is issued at the start of each season with what role they are licensed for. For example:

  • UKCC L2 WS/WB Coach
  • Ski Boat Driver Level 2
  • Cable Operator 
Licences can also be verified by the coach/operator/club logging onto our online portal.