Why is your coaching qualifications no longer valid

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Why is your coaching qualifications no longer valid

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Why is your coaching qualifications no longer valid when your BCU membership lapses?

Tom as already given me a good answer over on SOTP but i would like a wider range of views.

One needs to be an active coach and up to date.

UKCC level 1 2 3 is the coaching side. MWE AWE and WWSR belong to BCU.

There are other providers of rescue training.

CPD is covered by a log book of experience and training with other more experienced and qualified coaches.

Apart from the BCU validating star award certs etc why does a coach need to be a member to be a coach?
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The most obvious one is insurance.
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the obvious one is to rasie money for the BCU

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According to AALA it doesn't "lapse" as far as coaching paddling goes -- provided there's evidence of keeping up to date with rescue training / practice, you have current first aid training and insurance is in place.
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forestknights wrote:Why is your coaching qualification no longer valid when your BCU membership lapses?
We debated that at a Coach Update Forum and the answer the PDO gave was..... "They can't take your qualification away from you."

So if you have a current coaching qual you can sign off awards and you'll have BCU insurance. If you are no longer a member you won't be able to sign off awards and - if you want to be insured against 3rd party liability - will have to buy insurance somewhere.
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I had the same problem with the British Trampoline Federation years ago, and their argument was that you weren't keeping up with current coaching concepts. I had to pay for the 4-5 years I'd let my membership lapse to remain "current" without retraining. They didn't send me the 4-5 years worth of magazines, so I felt somewhat miffed for having had to pay for those years. My foray into coaching didn't last long, but I did manage to get the leisure centre who'd enticed me back to pay the full costs :-)

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Janet, you do the trampolining to help get you into the boat????
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