Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) training is a British Gymnastics requirement for members holding a Level 1 or above Coaching award who coach in a paid or voluntary capacity with children and/or vulnerable adults, or for members who hold the position of Welfare Officer. The initial SPC course, which is valid for a period of 3 years, must be face to face and from the list of providers below. Subsequent safeguarding training can be online courses provided by BG or Sports Coach UK.
This form is to be completed by a British Gymnastics member requesting the three month waiver for a Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate. Once the waiver has been completed please return to Customer Support for approval. Forms can be emailed to [email protected].
Please Note: This form must be approved prior to membership renewal application. British Gymnastics approved SPC training must be completed within the three month period and, once completed, the details of course attended and/or certificate of attendance should be forwarded to [email protected].
British Gymnastics accepts the following face to face training:
• LSCB Safeguarding
• FA Safeguarding
• UK Coaching
• NHS Safeguarding
• Specific professional prior learning (Social Worker, Teacher, Police Officer)*
* Specific prior learning must be evidenced (a photocopy of your certificate or an official letter from your employer confirming the date of your Safeguarding training and your role e.g. school teacher, are accepted forms of evidence).
Whether you are just taking your first steps in coaching, or have been involved in gymnastics for some time, there is a whole range of benefits to being a part of the British Gymnastics community:
We have different levels of membership available depending on how you currently take part in gymnastics:
This is specifically designed for people who are just getting started with Coaching and are looking to complete the Introduction to Coaching programme. Being an Award Scheme Coach gives an excellent foundation for coaching that can be built on if you wish to progress. Our foundational programmes have been borne out of years of research, experience, practice, hard work and passion; ensuring that you get the information, knowledge and support to get started.
This membership is designed for Assistant Coaches, so those that have progressed from the Introduction to Coaching and have successfully completed the UKCC Level 1 qualification. This level of membership enables you to really start to find your feet, whilst being supervised and supported by a practising Coach.
This level of membership is for Coaches that have successfully completed the UKCC Level 2 or above qualifications, and are fully qualified as a Coach.
Please note that you can upgrade your membership from Gymnast to Assistant Coach or Assistant Coach to Coach at any point in the year, and each level of membership gives you specific discounts on our coach training courses, making sure your on-going development is achievable and cost-effective.Whichever level of membership is right for you, part of your benefit is a comprehensive insurance package, giving you complete peace of mind that you are protected whilst taking part. For more information about the insurance package please click here
Coaching Membership Services
We are here to help, support and advise you at every stage of your membership, whether you are just getting started or are already involved in this exciting sport.
Membership is vital in ensuring that British Gymnastics can continue to help and support you as a valued member and also positively contribute to the growth of the sport. Interest in the sport has never been stronger and we are fully committed to helping everyone achieve their full potential.
We are a membership organisation – you are the lifeblood of the sport and we recognise that the gymnastics community continues to develop, grow and be successful through the contribution that you make. If you are excited about the possibilities of gymnastics, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a large and growing community that shares your excitement.
Our pledge to you is that we will work with you to help you achieve your ambitions in gymnastics, whatever they are. In particular, we will:
• respond constructively to your queries and requests
• keep communications clear, precise and jargon free
• treat you with courtesy, fairness and respect
For more information about British Gymnastics membership and benefits, please contact Customer Support on 0345 129 7129 (Calls to an 0345 number are charged at a standard rate (calls from mobile phones may vary). Calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes) or email [email protected]
Whether you are just starting to get involved with coaching, or you have been coaching for some time, we have the perfect membership for you.
|Membership Type||Description||About you||
|*Committee members, directors and trustees acting in an overseeing capacity and not involved in day to day activities, do not require individual memberships as they are covered under the club's liability insurance.|
|Assistant Coach||For assistant coaches who hold a level 1 coaching qualification||The user would choose Coach||£43|
|Assistant Coach||For anyone booked onto a level 1 coaching course||The user would choose Gymnast||£43|
|Coach||For coaches who hold a level 2 or above coaching qualification||The user would choose Coach||£78|
For level 1 coaches the membership year runs from 1st October until 30th September. The membership year for Level 2 and above Coaches will be dependant on when the membership was taken, as this membership is on a quarterly basis.
Membership Price Increase for 2019/2020
We've made some changes to the price of individual membership from the 2019-20 year. Increasing our prices by any amount isn't a decision we take lightly, however for the last seven years, when our prices have remained the same, the cost of supporting and growing the community has increased. Many of these costs are out of our control, including rising insurance costs and the impact of inflation over the past seven years. Therefore, to enable us to continually strive to provide the best support, products and services, the price of individual membership will increase by £2 per member.
How your membership fees are used
British Gymnastics is a not for profit organisation, with funds invested in the development of the sport. Part of our income is generated through membership and registration fees.
Investing in Gymnastics
• Creating opportunities to perform
• Developing Gymnastics for All
• Supporting the Competitive Pathway
• Developing tutors, coaches, judges and volunteers
• Supporting and advising clubs
• Staging events
Insuring Members and Clubs
• Insuring members, gymnasts, clubs and club officers
• Providing comprehensive Legal Liability Cover and Personal Accident Cover
Delivering Customer Services
• Membership support and advice
• Safeguarding and welfare
• Management, audit, legal, finance, HR, IT and administration
• Media relations
• Public relations
Our commitment to you
Interest in the sport has never been stronger. Hundreds of thousands of young gymnasts enjoy the sport in the school environment, take part in the recreational sessions offered at many leisure centres, and enjoy membership of British Gymnastics registered clubs that offer a complete development pathway from beginner through to Olympian. Whatever your interest in gymnastics, you can rest assured that British Gymnastics is doing everything it can to make sure you enjoy a long and enjoyable association with the sport of gymnastics, and we are confident that you will discover that gymnastics really is ‘more than a sport’.
If you have any other questions or need some advice on which membership type to choose, please contact Customer Support on phone 0345 129 7129 (Calls to an 0345 number are charged at a standard rate (calls from mobile phones may vary). Calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes) or by email to [email protected]