British Gymnastics is pleased to announce the arrival of Managing the Risks of Coaching (MRC) – an online learning and risk management course.
Developed in conjunction with Perkins Slade (British Gymnastics' insurance broker), this online course is the first of its kind to be provided free of charge to British Gymnastics members, through the BG Safety Centre.
What is Managing the Risks of Coaching (MRC)?
British Gymnastics is committed to minimising risks associated with the sport. The early identification and management of risks will ensure that participation in the sport remains safe and enjoyable for all.
MRC provides a simple, multiple-choice quiz. Questions are grouped into three modules themed around the topics of People, Place and Policies & Procedures. Whilst undertaking the course, the learner is challenged to identify risks and more importantly, learn how to take positive action to minimise their impact and future occurrence.
How can I access the course?
MRC is available for completion from within the new BG Safety Centre. You may also access the course direct from the BG Insurance Centre or the BG web site.
Who can undertake the course?
Any current BG member can undertake the MRC. Whilst the course will be most relevant for coaches and club personnel with a direct responsibility for gymnastics provision, it is open to all members of British Gymnastics.
Is there a cost to undertake the course?
No, the course is free of charge and provided as a benefit of membership.
Why should I undertake the course?
Those taking the course can:-
• Check their knowledge of risks associated with the sport
• Raise awareness of how to manage risks inherent to the sport
• Reduce the likelihood of injury/damage to gymnasts and others
• Prevent the likelihood of litigation
What others are saying about the course?
'The course was fun to use, simple to navigate and easy to understand. I would recommend the course to all coaches, regardless of level'.
'I think the idea of having online courses is a great idea. The MRC is a brilliant example of an easy to access and simple to follow online course. I think it's good that if you answer incorrectly it gives you the chance to change your answer and access supporting resources if needed'.
'I found this course amazingly helpful. For once I actually got the answers I wanted, hassle free and with confidence that they were correct".
The MRC course can be completed at your own pace and in your own time. You may pause your learning at any time and return to the course and pick up from where you left off. There is no pass or fail mark and learners are guided to the correct answers by logical deduction and recommended reading, all provided from within the site.
Upon successful completion of all three modules, learners will be eligible to save/print a certificate of completion.
British Gymnastics recommends the Managing the Risks of Coaching course to all members and thanks Perkins Slade for their partnership in this exciting project.