LTA Tennis Coach Accreditation

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Coach Accreditation is the LTA’s professional membership scheme for coaches. Its purpose is to provide relevant support to British coaches and their businesses so they can deliver great on-court experiences and grow their programmes.

Being a member of Coach Accreditation provides you with a stamp of approval that is recognised by the industry. It also unlocks a range of educational opportunities to support career development, and a first-class package of benefits including insurance to help protect your on-court career.

To find out more you can view our Guide to Coach Accreditation.

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LTA Coach Accreditation is a leading professional membership scheme for qualified tennis coaches. To join, members are required to complete a set of training and checks to demonstrate you are safe to practice and committed to your career as a coach. The pre-requisites for entry are different depending on the tier of Coach Accreditation that you wish to join.

  Accredited Accredited+  
Qualification

1-5

3-5 only

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Criminal Records Check

Yes (less than 12 months old)

Yes (less than 12 months old)

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First Aid

Yes

Yes

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Safeguarding Training

Yes

Yes

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Annual CPD Commitment

0 hours

15 hours

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Annual Fee

£25

£60

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There are a range of benefits available as a member ranging from insurance to equipment discounts. To find out what is available at each tier, you can view our Guide to Coach Accreditation.

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Current members of Coach Accreditation are able to download and print a certificate from their Coach Secure Area on the LTA website proving their status as Accredited or Accredited+. The certificate shows the dates of the accreditation period, as well as the date on which the certificate was printed.

Accredited coaches also appear on the LTA Find a Coach search.

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If you have an eligible qualification, you can go to your Coach Secure Area to begin the process for joining. You can use this area to manage all your pre-requisites.

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From 1 October 2019 it will become mandatory for venues applying to register with the LTA to ensure all Level 3-5 coaches operating at their venue are LTA Accredited.

For further information, support and guidance, please visit our Safeguarding in tennis for coaches webpage

 

Guidance During Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Please read the below guidance to support you with your LTA Coach Accreditation during this period of restrictions. 

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Independent Learning

Independent Learning is a flexible approach to gaining CPD credits, which allows you to source quality and relevant CPD based on your needs and interests, and be awarded credits upon successful reflection of the learning (completed within the last 12 months).

This includes a range of formal and informal learning and can be outside of the core LTA offering.

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LTA Online Courses

There are a range of online courses available on LTA Course Search for you to complete.

Whilst the maximum number of credits you can earn through LTA online courses towards your Accreditation+ remains at 8, you can complete additional online courses and apply for CPD credits through Independent Learning.

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If you are unable to complete your DBS ID check with an LTA ID checker or via the post office due to the impact of Covid-19, you temporarily have the option of completing a virtual ID check through a Zoom call or by scanning a copy of your ID to the LTA.

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If you are unable to renew your Coach Accreditation because you cannot attend first aid training due to lockdown restrictions, we can apply an extension to your first aid certification.

This extension will help enable you to complete your Accreditation renewal on time, however you will need to update your first aid training as soon as possible once courses resume.

In line with HSE guidance, all requalification training for these certificates should be completed by 31st March 2021. Failure to update your training by this date may invalidate your LTA Coach Accreditation insurance.

Apply for first aid certification extension.

If you have completed a valid first aid course but it is not showing in the Coach Secure Area, please submit your certificate to us for verification.

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Face To Face Training

You can complete your face to face safeguarding training via one of our Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis online classrooms.

We can also accept UK Coaching's Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Online Classroom) for Coach Accreditation.

Online Training

We have applied an extension to the validity of the face to face Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis course, meaning you can now complete the Safeguarding in Tennis Together (Coaches) online course up to three years and six months from the date of your last face to face workshop.