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COACHES

Welcome to our Coaching Hub, home for everything you need to know about British Ice Skating coaches.

We acknowledge and appreciate the contribution made by Coaches throughout our sport and the crucial role they play in the continued development of ice skating and in the lives of the individuals they coach.

Good Coaches ensure participants in ice skating have positive experiences and are therefore more likely to continue in the sport and achieve their potential. Coaches should therefore ensure they demonstrate a high degree of honesty, integrity and competence at all levels. We want our Coaches to understand their responsibilities whilst maintaining the key concept that participation is for fun and enjoyment as well as achievement.

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Programmes
Coaching Guidance

General Guidance 

Key documents such as the Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct or Code of Practice can be found in this section as well as links to the technical guidance page and test page.

Maintaining Your License

Active maintenance of your certification expiry dates remains a coach’s responsibility, and the platform will help by issuing reminders in advance. Should a coach believe an expiry date is incorrect on the platform, please send an email to coaching@iceskating.org.uk with the supporting documents. Please be advised, that should certification expire during the licensing period, the system will automatically suspend the coaching license until this has been rectified.   

Coaching Convention

The 2024 Coaching Convention is scheduled to be held 22th-24th July in Sheffield  

Platform Guidance

Video tutorials have been produced to help you navigate the platform, with particular focus on the processes required for relicensing.    

Insurance

Any coach relicensing from January 1st 2024, must be insured through us and any individual policies bought will be considered as additional insurance. 

Coaching Qualifications: Figure Skating
Useful Forms 

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Assistant Coach

Achieving the Level 1 Coaching course will qualify you to coach Skate UK sessions independently.

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Level 2

Achieving the Level 2 Coaching course will qualify you to coach independently, both one to one and group sessions.

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Level 2 - International Coaches

For international coaches relocating to the UK. Successful completion will qualify you to coach independently in the UK.

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Levels 3, 4 & 5

Unfortunately, these levels are currently not available for application as the requirements are being reviewed. Details on further coaching qualifications will be coming soon.

Coaching Qualifications: Short Track
Useful Forms 

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Safety Steward 

Safety Stewards facilitate the safe running of a speed skating short track club session. They are not eligible to coach on a speed/short track club session, but are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all skaters during a club session.

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Level 1

Successful completion will qualify you to work as an Unpaid Assistant Coach and not to coach independently.

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Level 2

Successful completion will qualify you to coach short track independently in a voluntary capacity only.

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Levels 2 Performance & Above

Unfortunately, these levels are currently not available for application as the requirements are being reviewed. Details on further coaching qualifications will be coming soon.

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