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New additions  to our GDPR support for clubs

Accessible via the British Gymnastics Academy, our new webinars and elearning modules build on our existing introduction to GDPR module, providing information about GDPR implementation and data security to help you, your staff and volunteers to work within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018.  

The webinars and elearning are avaialble free to regsitered clubs.

Online webinars

Our Business Support Partners are offering a series of webinars starting on Monday 16 April. To enrol, please go to the “Quick Course Finder”. Once you have enrolled, the webinar will appear on your Academy page on the day of the webinar, providing you with a link to join the session.

We will offer the webinar topics in the form of podcasts once the webinars series is complete. These podcasts will be available here for the foreseeable future and can be accessed as many times as you would like.

Date

Start Time

Title

16th April 2018

10 AM

GDPR Implementation Webinar

17th April 2018

2 PM

GDPR Implementation Webinar

18th April 2018

6 PM

GDPR Implementation Webinar

19th April 2018

10 AM

GDPR Implementation Webinar

20th April 2018

2 PM

GDPR Implementation Webinar

24th April 2018

2 PM

GDPR Data Security Webinar

25th April 2018

10 AM

GDPR Data Security Webinar

26th April 2018

2 PM

GDPR Data Security Webinar

27th April 2018

2 PM

GDPR Data Security Webinar

Additional webinar dates

30th Apri 2018

6 PM

GDPR Data Security Webinar

1st May 2018

2 PM

GDPR Implementation Webinar

2nd May 2018  

2 PM

GDPR Implementation Webinar

3rd May 2018  

10 AM & 6 PM

GDPR Data Security Webinar

4th May 2018  

2 PM

GDPR Data Security Webinar

New elearning modules

Later this month we will publish two new elearning modules that you and your team can access whenever you wish.  They will cover the same topics as the webinars and be avaialble on the British Gymanstics Academy alongside our introduction to GDPR module:

1. GDPR Implementation: to provide you with the necessary knowledge and guidance to ensure that you know what is expected of your club with respect to GDPR requirements.


Topics covered are:

- The purpose of the GDPR
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Understanding information
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Individual rights of data subjects
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Roles and responsibilities
- Data breaches

2. Data Security: to share information about the importance of data security for everyone and to provide you with the necessary knowledge and guidance to ensure that they you know what is expected of your club with respect to data security.

Topics covered are:
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Keeping data safe at work
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Keeping data safe in public
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Sharing data with a third party
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Protecting data online

As part of our commitment to provide excellent customer service to the gymnastics community, every two years British Gymnastics conducts a Customer Satisfaction Survey with affiliated clubs. The survey is conducted on our behalf by The Leadership Factor, an organisation which specialises in customer satisfaction measurement.  It will be conducted over a period of four weeks, from the week beginning 9th April.

Telephone interviewers will be contacting a number of clubs and we would appreciate your agreement to spend approximately twenty minutes answering questions that will provide us with the valuable insight into how well we provide service to you. The information we gather via the survey is essential as it will allow us to determine how and where we can further develop and improve the service we offer.

Your feedback from our last survey in 2016 helped us to make the following improvements:

  • Implemented customer support software to help us respond to queries in a structured and efficient way
    We provided continuing training for our staff to improve our responsiveness, created a new post and employed a dedicated complaints handler to improve the speed of response to reported problems

  • We extended our customer service opening times to help you get in touch with us outside nine-to-five office hours. We are now open until 7.30pm Monday to Thursday; 7.00pm Friday and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays

  • We partner with the organisations DAS Law and Agility to provide guidance and advice in the areas of legal assistance and health and safety. We’ve delivered 28 workshops around the country to help raise awareness of these services for clubs and to develop the knowledge and skills of club managers in employment law and recruitment

  • Changed our staffing structure to create a unique team dedicated to providing proactive support and guidance for clubs. Our team of Business Support Partners are now in place to provide the tools and guidance you need to develop your club
    All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, unless you specifically state that you are happy for the information you provide to be attributed to you and forwarded to us for review

We will keep you updated on the outcome of the survey and any actions we take to improve our service to you as a result of the findings.
  


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For 2016, British Gymnastics and the Youth Sport Trust are offering young coaches, ambitious officials and Group 2 National Squad Aerobic gymnasts the opportunity to attend the annual unique multi-sport, multi-role, three dimensional National Talent Camp. 

 
British Gymnastics are currently accepting applications for this opportunity and want to hear from you if you meet the following criteria:
  • 14-19 years old, in full-time education in England (not University)
  • A British Gymnastics Member
  • Affiliated to a BG registered club
  • Enthusiastic to develop as a judge, athlete or coach. 

The 4 day, 3 night National Talent Camp will be taking place from 16th -19th December 2016 at the prestigious Loughborough University. The National Talent Camp is fully funded (minus travel costs) and is an exciting opportunity to support aspiring young people within the sport of Gymnastics, to increase individual aspiration, ambition and to develop empathy.  Though the camp, young people are stretched and challenged to be ambitious and achieve their sporting best.

This programme sees around 350 coaches; officials and athletes attend the 4 day residential camp and sessions focus on Managing Emotions, The Power of Sleep and individual ambitions and much, much more.  Individuals across 10 different sports will be attending the camp, which will give you a unique opportunity to compare and share practices with ‘like-minded’ young people from other sports.  The other sports involved are:

British Cycling Basketball England
Boccia England British Wheelchair Basketball
Baseball Softball UK Tennis Foundation
The Amateur Swimming Association The Football Association
Volleyball England British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics are now seeking applications from you, to attend this event, therefore if you are interested in being part of this exciting opportunity, please see below the application form needed to apply along with selection criteria.

Please note that numbers are limited and therefore participants will be selected based on the strength of their application. All applications will be reviewed by a panel at British Gymnastics. Please return all applications for the residential to [email protected] by no later than 25th September. Please note; No late applications will be accepted. 
Think this might be for you? Why not take a look last year’s event highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtdD82GxM-M 
 
Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club. Club Matters provides clubs free and accessible support on a variety of topics such as;
 
 Club Structures
 Starting a club
 Club Finance
 Marketing
 Club Managment
 
For more information and to sign up, please visit: https://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/

 

Applications for the 2019/2020 British Gymnastics Apprenticeship Programme are now open.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, British Gymnastics will continue delivering its bespoke Apprenticeship Programme. The programme is designed to support registered clubs to increase capacity and participation within their environment, by employing an apprentice directly in conjunction with the British Gymnastics Apprenticeship Programme.

An aim of the programme is to provide both clubs and individuals with the opportunity of full time careers in the sport, and to continue developing high quality coaching and club operations. Apprentices will undertake long distance learning with regular visits from assessors in their workplace, alongside two practical and theory based residentials at Lilleshall National Sport Centre.  

The programme will run in partnership with Bridgwater & Taunton College, who have delivered apprenticeships since 2006. Working with the college provides an opportunity to deliver a complete apprenticeship offer where the apprentice can achieve either a nationally-recognised qualification or membership of an appropriate professional institution, alongside bespoke gymnastics training.

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This year, the programme has been designed to support future coaches and club managers within registered club environments and individuals can study Apprenticeship standards, which have been developed by employers within the industry. Apprentices can choose to study either the Level 2 Community Activator Coach Standard combined with a Level 2 coaching qualification in Gymnastics, a Level 3 Sport Development Framework or an Apprenticeship in Level 3 Business Administration.

An apprentice that took part in the first year of the programme said: "I would recommend the British Gymnastics Apprenticeship Programme to others, as you get to build knowledge and relevant skills, whilst training on the job. You also get to develop a relationship and connection with British Gymnastics who can support you to progress your skills and abilities further with the support of additional courses and CPD, such as the training residentials they provide."

Further information on the programme and application process can be found in the pdf APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME INFORMATION PACK (6.76 MB) . The deadline for applications is the 9th June, 2019. For further information, please email Bridgwater & Taunton College Apprenticeship Team on [email protected] or British Gymnastics [email protected]

 

Downloads

pdf APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME FAQS (1.99 MB)



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