It is recognised and supported that coaches need to have certain knowledge, skills, and experience in order to coach safely and effectively. Coaches should also be adequately trained that reflects and helps children, players and athletes at all stages of their development.

The knowledge and skills a coach needs to have/develop depends on:

  • Their role (e.g. coach/assistant coach)
  • Who they are working with (children, adults, disabled)
  • At what level they are working at (e.g. participation/playing sport, to helping someone perform at an elite level)
  • What environment they are working in (e.g. community setting or in a school)

Work is being done nationally on developing coach development pathways that identify and reflect Minimum Standards for Deployment.

The recommended Minimum Standards for coaches are:

  • To have the appropriate NBG qualifications
  • Meet minimum age requirements
  • Have a enhanced DBS check
  • Be Appropriately insured
  • Have appropriate policies on health & safety, equity and safeguarding

On a local level, Coaching Providers and their coaches in Hull are adhering to a Quality Assurance Scheme. The scheme is currently being administered by Active Humber and involves providers forming portfolios evidencing qualifications and business standards. The Coaching Provider Network for Hull is a support network for coaching providers engaged in the quality assurance scheme.

It is also a requirement for clubs who are working towards or maintaining a Clubmark or NGB accreditation for their club to have club members and coaches who have attended some of these courses. Further information on Clubmark can be found on

To see the courses in your area, please visit the following link:

Contact: Garreth Roberts


Tel: 01482 244344

Mobile: 07860 954345