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Licensing Policy & Procedure
Licensing Policy

Newly Qualified Instructors and Coaches
With effect from 1st January 2015 all newly qualified coaches must obtain an annual BTBA Coaches License regardless of whether they intend to coach children (in an official YBC or otherwise) or not. This must be applied for within 6 weeks of qualifying.

Renewing Instructors and Coaches

With effect from 1st September 2015 all coaching license renewals will last for 12 months

Conditions of BTBA License Issuance

you must be a Current BTBA member

your DBS status must be satisfactory and registered with the DBS Update Service for annual status checks. (see details below)

your qualification must be "current" (see definition below)

Definitions and Clarifications

A current qualification at the point of license application is defined as;

- FUNdamentals Instructor

- Foundation Coach (E.T.B.F. Level 1)

- Development Coach (E.T.B.F. Level 2)

- National Coach (E.T.B.F. Level 3)

- Master Coach

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Coaching licences are issued on the basis of having personal liability and professional indemnity insurance. This is available from Head Office at the time of license application or if you have your own, proof of policy and period of cover must be provided to Head Office.

(DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service

In order to be issued with an annual license your DBS Certificate must be satisfied by Head Office.
to enable the BTBA to carry out annual checks it is mandatory that your DBS is Registered with the DBS Update Service.

BTBA Licence Procedure

Before you can be a Licensed Coach, There are a few things that you need.

BTBA Membership
BTBA membership is available from the main BTBA web site

A suitable enhanced DBS Certificate is required,
if your DBS certificate is more than a year old and is not on the DBS Update Service you will need to apply for a new DBS You can request a DBS application pack here

If you do not already have a current BTBA approved qualification there are courses available for all levels which will be advertised on the home page

Licence Fee Payment of £12.50
the Licence Fee is mandatory for all Coaches and Officials
There are are two payment methods you can choose from

1) Cheque:

Please make payment to BTBA.

Send to:

BTBA C/O Newton Magnus, Arrowsmith Court, Station Approach, Broadstone, BH18 8AT

Please write your name and BTBA number on the rear. If you are sending a cheque for someone else, please write their name & number on the reverse of the cheque.

2) Direct Payment (Bank Transfer):

Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-44-22
Account Number: 20203343
REF: lic-BTBA no. & initials (example: lic-000509 RG)

1) Apply for your licence:

Once all of the above have been completed all you have to do is:
Coach & Official -
(there is no paper copy for licence applications and can only be submitted online)

Please note that, with immediate effect, we are no longer able to accept incomplete applications.
If your licence application does not have all of the information required, i.e. a valid DBS certificate number, an approved qualification and an acceptable Photo (where they are required), your application will be rejected and you will need to apply again. Payments received will be applied against the new application if received within 3 months of the original payment.