ETTA Coach Licence Scheme
29th May 2010
Coaching qualification courses are a key development tool, with a principlal aim to train and accredit a coach against a set of competencies outlined by the ETTA and UKCC endorsement. Coaches must also seek constant education, development and excellence in terms of knowledge and delivery, taking control of their coaching environment. To achieve this objective the ETTA Coach Licence Scheme aims to blend together the coaching qualification and further education of the table tennis coaching workforce.
The ETTA coaching department is committed to supporting coach development through a range of coach education workshops as sport specific CPD that will be delivered regionally by ETTA Regional Coaches. Further CPD modules will be available over the next 18 months which will allow coaches lateral development at each qualification level as opposed to the current vertical (Level 1 – 4) qualification system. The ETTA aims to produce a coaching system conducive to producing highly competent and developed coaches at all levels and for all population groups.
Purpose of the Coach Licence
How will it work?
The ETTA Coach Licence Scheme is mandatory for all coaches operating within an ETTA affiliated club, league or competition, as recommended by Sports Coach UK within the UK Coaching Framework. If a coach is actively coaching without an ETTA Coach Licence they are in breach of the rules of the ETTA and may also invalidate any insurance cover.
If a coach does not obtain a licence, the ETTA cannot consider them to be ‘active’ or recognise their activities as they will not be insured. All of the major National Governing Bodies of Sport now have, or are working towards having, a licence scheme for coaches, progressing towards mandatory implementation similar to that of the CRB.
The Licence period runs from 15th November to the following 14th November annually.
What if I Have Not Bridged?
At the October 2012 National Council meeting it was decided that the deadline for coaches to bridge across to the UKCC qualifications would be extended to the 14th November 2013. This means that any existing ETTA coach that has not bridged, or is not in the process of bridging, will still be able to obtain an ETTA Coach Licence. The licence will be valid for the whole of the 2012/13 licence period.
CRB – Criminal Records Bureau Check
Please also note that coaches whose CRB has expired will be required to obtain a new one before the ETTA can issue their Coach Licence. Please see the enclosed CRB document for information on applying for a CRB.
The Licence has a benefit of Sports Liability Cover (up to £10m), Personal Accident, and Legal Cover. Details are overleaf.
The emphasis is on Coach Protection, ensuring that all coaches are insured to coach, providing a safe coaching environment for all involved. As ETTA coaches are not full employees of the ETTA or the leagues/clubs, they are open to claims directly against them from others (e.g. from the students). This is in addition to claims that could be made against the league/club or the ETTA itself; therefore if you are coaching without a coach licence you will not be insured and are liable for any claim. The ETTA group insurance policy is inclusive of all parties in clubs/leagues but is a ‘Joint and Several’ policy. This means, any group of parties can be claimed against ‘jointly’ or individual parties can be claimed against ‘severally’ (ie on their own). The ETTA group policy involves:
- • The sports liability policy is the same for all “insured parties” – ETTA; NC; League; Club; Coach; Member – therefore there is no crossover in cover
• The club/league liability insurance certificate covers the club/league for claims made against the club/league (even if the source of the incident is the action taken by a coach)
• The club/league liability insurance verification could be invalid in respect of a coaching incident if the coach is not licensed
• The coach liability insurance verification covers the coach for claims made against them
• Only licensed coaches will receive the coach liability insurance verification
• Where a coach works visibly in an official capacity as such, that coach should be licensed
• Regular communication regarding coaching developments – Blogs, email bulletins etc
• SportsLog – The online player development system developed by the ETTA. Enabling users to record information relating to training, nutrition, competitions injury, goal setting and more. Licensed coaches have FREE access to SportsLog to record information about their development and access their players’ information. The normal cost of SportsLog is £30 per annum.
• Regional coach education workshops or CPD. Topics range from back to basics, physiology, mentoring, and cornering, to multi-ball and coaching women & girls. All ETTA Coach Licence holders will be entitled to FREE attendance at all Coach Education Workshops, delivered by an ETTA Regional Coach or relevant technical expert.
• Explore – Hosting over 100 technical coaching videos along with corrective practices/exercises to aid in the coaching process. Explore also comes with a built-in session planner, enabling users to simply drag and drop content into their session, export it and email or print for later use. A unique development tool that is a must have for all table tennis coaches. Free to ETTA licensed coaches.
• Spotlight – Planned for 2013/14. The new online system to find Table Tennis clubs, venues and events will be expanded to also enable a search for coaches. It is in essence a coach deployment system and allows employers/deployers the opportunity to search for appropriately qualified coaches in their required area; an example of this would be for a paid coaching position in a local school. Only licensed coaches will appear in Spotlight.
• Vanquish – Planned for early 2013. a new online coach management and learner system (also known as a virtual learning environment). Coaches will have access to their own information and begin to manage their own development online. From online course booking, access to CPD and licence management/ payment, Educate will begin to re-define how coaches learn and develop. Featuring: Online Support for Coaches Allowing Remote Access
• Hold either one of the following qualifications:
• Have a valid and current (less than 3 years old) CRB certificate
From 14th November 2013 the ETTA coaching qualifications will no longer be recognised and coaches must hold a UKCC endorsed qualification.
After 14th November 2013, additional eligibility requirements will be for coaches to also have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop (details available from Sports Coach UK, www.sportscoachuk.org) and Essential First Aid for All Ages course (details available from St John’s Ambulance, www.sja.org.uk) as currently required for UKCC qualifications, It is therefore advisable that any coach who has not yet completed these courses, or is over 3 years old, to attend a workshop before the 14th November 2013. There may also be other elements of continuous professional development (CPD), such as attendance at a regional Coach Update Seminar. Further details of these requirements will be notified to coaches at the appropriate time.
Payment of £20.00 received by the ETTA.
Licence period 15th November 2012 to 14th November 2013.
Complimentary coaching licence available only to newly qualified UKCC Level 1 coaches. Any previously qualified coach who has allowed their coach licence to lapse will be required to purchase a new licence.
Description of Cover
Sports Liability: Limit of Indemnity £10 million
Cover for your legal costs and damages awarded against you as a result of injury caused to any other person or damage to their property. Also covers Professional Indemnity to cover advice, teaching methods, allegations of abuse, libel & slander, and other types of financial losses.
Personal Accident – Capital Benefits: Limit of Indemnity £50,000
Pays specified benefits following your accidental death or permanent disability.
Personal Accident – Temporary Benefits: Limit of Indemnity £200 per week
Pays specified weekly benefits following accidental injury. Includes medical and dental expenses and physiotherapy treatment costs. Maximum benefit paid for up to 52 weeks but excluding first 14 days.
Legal Protection Scheme: Limit of Indemnity £25,000
Insures your legal costs and expenses, solicitors’ fees and court costs arising out of Legal Defence. Includes Legal Advice, Tax and Counselling Helplines.
An FAQ section relating to club/league and coach insurance is available on the ETTA website at http://etta.co.uk/our-sport/our-sport-other-information/sports-liability-insurance-faqs/ where you should be able to find the answer to any queries which you may have. This will periodically be updated. If you have any further queries please contact Towergate Insurance, contact details are available within the FAQ.
Additional Licence Benefits
To complement the insurance cover and offer a value for money Coaching Licence, benefits have been and are continuing to be developed. Current benefits include:
• Regular Updates
• Feedback Forum
• Secure and Confidential Environment
• Access to Coach Education Material
• Co-ordination of the Coach Workforce
• Online Course Booking
• Video and Podcast Hosting of Coaching Sessions or Material
• Build Your Own Coaching Profile
• Communication between coach & player
• Entry on the Licensed Coach list – used by schools, local authorities, county sports partnerships etc to check that coaches are bona fide. (Please note that your contact details will not appear on this list).
• For those coaches that might want further opportunities, the ETTA is also investigating publishing contact details on the website, so that interested parties can ‘find a coach’ using Spotlight.
• Eligibility to attend ETTA coaching events and seminars – again we will look at potential for discounts for licensed coaches at selected events.
These benefits will only be available to licensed ETTA coaches. Benefits not currently developed will be delivered in the near future and made available to licensed coaches. Please note that future licence fees may increase dependent on benefit availability and development.
How much does it cost?
The licence fee for 2012-2013 has been set at £20.00 per annum. Clubs have been recommended to cover this cost for any currently active volunteer coaches. If they agree to this please include their payment details or cheque to cover your licence fee along with your completed Coach Licence Application Form, returning them as soon as possible. We aim to respond to applications within 15 working days of receipt of your forms.
Terms & Conditions of the ETTA Coach Licence Scheme
In order for a coach to obtain their ETTA Coach Licence they must fulfil the following eligibility requirements or terms & conditions:
• Hold either one of the following qualifications:
• ETTA Coach Level 2 or above
• 1st4sport/UKCC Level 1 Certificate/Award in Coaching Table Tennis or above
• Have a valid and current (less than 3 years old) CRB certificate
• From 14thNovember 2013 the ETTA coaching qualifications will no longer be recognised and coaches must hold a UKCC endorsed qualification.
• After 14th November 2013, additional eligibility requirements will be for coaches to also have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop (details available from Sports Coach UK, www.sportscoachuk.org) or Essential First Aid for All Ages course (details available from St John’s Ambulance, www.sja.org.uk) as currently required for UKCC qualifications, It is therefore advisable that any coach who has not yet completed these courses, or is over 3 years old, to attend a workshop before the 14th November 2013. There may also be other elements of continuous professional development (CPD), such as attendance at a regional Coach Update Seminar. Further details of these requirements will be notified to coaches at the appropriate time.
• Payment of £20.00 received by the ETTA.
• Licence period 15th November 2012 to 14th November 2013.
• Complimentary coaching licence available only to newly qualified UKCC Level 1 coaches. Any previously qualified coach who has allowed their coach licence to lapse will be required to purchase a new licence.
. For more information on the ETTA Coach Licence Scheme please contact the National Coaching Assistant.