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Minimum Standards for Active Coaches

In order to ensure excellent coaching every time for everyone, sports coach UK, along with key industry partners, has agreed core standards that all coaches in the UK should adhere to (previously referred to as core minimum standards for deployment).

Why are these standards important?

As an active coach, it is important for you to meet the core standards. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • To ensure you have the right level of qualification, knowledge and skills for your coaching role
  • To safeguard you and the participants you coach
  • To ensure you have the right level of insurance
  • To improve the coaching opportunities you can access

For more detail on the core standards please see Minimum Standards for Active Coaches – Core Guidance for Coaches

Minimum Standards for Active Coaches of Children and Young People

They include recommendations across the following five areas:

  1. Minimum age
  2. Appropriate qualifications
  3. Appropriate insurance cover
  4. Safeguarding children and vulnerable groups
  5. Policies and procedures

Why are these important?

As an active coach, it is important for you to meet the core standards. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • To ensure you have the right level of qualification, knowledge and skills for your coaching role
  • To safeguard you and the participants you coach
  • To ensure you have the right level of insurance
  • To improve the coaching opportunities you can access

Minimum Standards Guidance


Contact: Garreth Roberts

Email: groberts@activehumber.co.uk

Tel: 01482 244344

Mobile: 07860 954345