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Membership of British Triathlon has a wide range of benefits including:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Accident Legal Service
  • Endorsed for racing abroad



Why do you need to have a club constitution?

Community based clubs need to have a constitution so that the club operates fairly for both its members and the club. We actively encourage clubs to have a constitution and have provided a sample template to use which can be found here 

What determines the location of a club?

You will need to provide the postcode of where your club is based ie: the main headquarters of where your club meets or the most frequent location. You will need to affiliate to the home nation that your club is based.

What does Club Association mean?

British Triathlon is the National Governing Body for the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multi-disciplined sports. Clubs can affiliate to one of the Home Nations Triathlon England, or Welsh Triathlon and this is known as Club Association.   

Club affiliation is important for many reasons. By affiliating to one of British Triathlons Home Nations a club will benefit in many ways and be part of a growing sport with outstanding governance.

Can clubs that are based abroad affiliate to a British Triathlon Home Nation?

Clubs that are not part of the United Kingdom cannot affiliate to British Triathlon as they will not be eligible for insurance under our policy

Does British Triathlon have an appointed member of staff who can help clubs if they need information or guidance about members with disabilities or a long-term condition?

Yes, Ilona Berry is British Triathlon’s Disability Participation Lead. Her contact email address is: ilonaberry@britishtriathlon.org


Who are 1st4Sport Qualifications?

1st4Sport are an awarding body (AB), regulated by the Quallifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). As part of the terms and conditions of UKCC endorsement, governing bodies are required to have an AB function. Other similar AB's include Edexcel, City & Guilds, etc.

Who do I book a course place with?

Level 1 and Level 2 courses are organised via the regional manager and booked online .   CPD events, activator, level 2 diploma, Level 3 coaching courses are delivered by British Triathlon.  For more information, please click here

Do I need to do any pre-course reading?

Yes, but this will be issued to you prior to the course via the coaches hub,  you will be given access to the coaches hub around 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Level 1 requires around 1-2 hours of pre course work 

level 2 requires around 2-4 hours of pre course work 

Everything else you will need to complete and support the modules of the course will be distributed on the first day of the course.

Do I need to be a member of a Home Nation?

Yes, you have to be a core or ultimate member. The main reason for this is that you must hold insurance to gain your qualification. Membership gives this insurance as part of the benefits. The essential membership does not give the required insurance cover. 

After attending the level 1 course, is there anything I need to do to achieve the coaching award?

No, for the Level 1 the requirements are attendance of the full 3 days, successful completion of the practical assessment, and completing an on line assessement, your Level 1 certificate will be sent to the address given to us in your application. This usually takes around 25 working days from the end of the course.

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