The coach accreditation scheme offers support to coaches to ensure all those taking part in the game have an enjoyable and safe experience by providing a simple check on safety and professional standards.
There are two kinds of coach accreditation; registration and licensing. Both require a coach or coaching assistant to meet the following criteria:
- A minimum level of qualification.
- A satisfactory criminal record check (or PVG if working in Scotland).
- A valid certificate of competence in either First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), or successful completion of the OFQUAL Level 2 in First Aid.
- Attendance on a safeguarding and protection in tennis (SPT) course .
Which level of accreditation is right for you?
Registration is the basic level of accreditation issued to those who are safe to practice. Licensing is the top tier of accreditation issued to those who are qualified, safe to practice and take part in regular training through continuous professional development (CPD).
Find out more about each level below:
What benefits are there to accreditation?
There are a range of benefits available for accredited coaches, tailored to the level of qualification.
- Public liability and professional indemnity insurance
- Legal guidance
- Employers liability insurance
- Personal accident and income protection
- Physio cover
- Wimbledon tickets
- Licensed coach clothing deal
How do I know if a coach is accredited?
All accredited coaches and coaching assistants are able to download and print a certificate proving their status as licensed or registered by the LTA.
The certificate shows the dates of the accreditation period, as well as the date on which the certificate was printed.