Overseas Coaching Accreditations - British Gymnastics

Overseas Coaching Accreditations

Coaches from Overseas

The UK is a great place to coach, as a result we get requests on a regular basis to validate and recognise awards gained from overseas authorities.  We operate a system of conversion and mapping of overseas awards to UK standards.  In order to do this you will need to provide the following documents and details:

  •          Full contact details, name, date of birth and address.
  •          Copies of certificates and awards (translated into English by an official translator where necessary).
  •          A curriculum vitae listing all relevant coaching experience.
  •          Detail of which discipline(s) seeking accreditation
  •          A list of specific gymnastics skills that you have coached as part of your coaching career.
  •          A summary of the content of your diploma and/or coaching course including the result of the qualification where applicable.
  •          Two separate letters of support showing your suitability to work with young children and vulnerable adults; dated and with contact details.
  •          If you have lived in the UK for less than 6 months then please provide a Police Check or DBS (Disclosure Barring System) equivalent from your home country.

Please note British Gymnastics requires all coaches to complete a Disclosure Barring System (DBS) application, however this can only be applied for once someone has lived in the UK for 6 months. Should you wish to coach during this time we will need evidence of a Police Check or DBS equivalent from your home country. This will be held against your account for 7 months, allowing you one month to apply for a DBS whilst still coaching. Should you not be able to provide such documentation then you will not be allowed to coach independently until you have a DBS accepted and must be directly supervised by another coach who holds the relevant qualifications.

Please note all British Gymnastics registered coaches must also complete a UK Coaching safeguarding and protecting children course and this can be completed at any point. For more information and to enrol on the course please go to www.ukcoaching.org

The fee is £50 payable in advance.  The fee is payable regardless of the outcome of the process. 

Please send all documents to education@british-gymnastics.org and to arrange payment.