Coaches Register 2017-18

Members of the Coaches Register are insured and licensed by Badminton Wales to carry out coaching activities within the parameters of the award they have gained. Acceptance onto the Coaches Register is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check.

Coaches are also expected to agree to and abide by the Badminton Wales Code of Ethics & Behaviours and Child Protection Policy. These documents together with further details about safeguarding children including DBS checks can be found in the Safeguarding & Child Protection section.

Who is eligible to join?

Coaches who have a current DBS check and hold one of the following coaching awards:

  1. A UKCC Level 1 or higher UKCC award
  2. The Badminton Wales Level 1 Advanced award
  3. The old 'Leaders', 'Intermediate' or 'Advanced' award and have previously successfully passed the Badminton Wales UKCC Level 1 Orientation exercise. (Please note that the timeline for completion of this exercise has now expired.) 

DBS Checks

As part of our commitment to safeguarding in sport Badminton Wales now uses the Welsh Sports Association's (WSA) DBS Checking service to provide online criminal records checks. As part of this process coaches will be automatically added to the DBS Update Service when they apply for a DBS check. As a result individuals no longer have to apply for a new DBS check each time they apply for a position. Instead, they now only have to apply once to the Disclosure and Barring Service for a certificate and then go online for an instant check to find out if the existing certificate is still up to date. The updating service also allows organisations to check online whether new information has been added to the certificate since it was issued. This means that individuals need have only one certificate to cover activities across multiple organisations as long as it relates to working with the same vulnerable group. 

Fees

The fee for the 2017-18 season is £25.

How do I join?

Please complete and return the new Coaches Register Application Form to the Badminton Wales office together with the appropriate payment. Please note that completion of the form is compulsory for all coaches. 

How can I pay?

  • By cheque - Cheques should be made payable to ‘Badminton Wales’.
  • By Standing Order or bank transfer - details can be found in the Application Form.


What benefits do I receive?

  • Sport & Recreation Liability Insurance Cover up to £5 million (providing both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance cover which provides cover for coaches who are found to be negligent in their duty to participants and spectators and as a result of their negligence cause personal injury or property damage).
  • Full Membership of Badminton Wales which provides Personal Accident Insurance cover designed to provide compensation following injury whilst playing, training and travelling to and from organised club activities

Acceptance onto the Coaches Register is subject to the satisfactory completion of the DBS check. When this has been successfully completed, you will be added to the register and your benefits will commence. Badminton Wales no longer produces Coaches Register membership cards. Instead, on affiliation, you will be sent a letter and insurance certificate confirming your membership for the 2017-18 season. 

Membership of the register has a duration of up to 12 months. The renewal date each year is 30th September.