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

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Accident Legal Service
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FAQs

Coaching

Do I need to do any pre-course reading?

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

Foundation Coach requires around 1-2 hours of pre course work 

Group Coach 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 foundation course, is there anything I need to do to achieve the coaching award?

No, for the Foundation Coach, the requirements are full attendance of the course, successful completion of the practical assessment, and completing an on line assessement, then your certificate will be sent to your email address. This usually takes around 10 working days from the end of the course. If you do not complete all the requirements, there may be a charge for late assessment of work.

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

The Group Coach course requirements include full attendance of the course, complete an online assessment, a series of practical assessments and provide evidence of session planning and delivery in a club environment. If you do not complete all the requirements, there may be a charge for late assessment of work.

When will I get my certificate?

Certificated will be awarded directly by British Triathlon and will usually take around 2 weeks to be issued. 

Can I coach individual triathletes?

This is only possible if you are hold a level 3 qualification, HPCP qualification or level 2 diploma ( from 2018). The coaching remit of a Level 1, Foundation Coach, Level 2 and Group Coach is restricted to group sessions; a group coaching session can be described as 3 or more athletes in attendance. At Level 2 and Group Coach,  you are able to give individual guidance on technique within the club environment. The British Triathlon insurance will not cover coaching activities outside of your role at the level at which you are qualified.

Can I charge for triathlon coaching?

There is a growing number of professional coaches, most of these focus on the individual coaching side. We do not discourage coaches charging for their services, but any coach needs to work within the remit of their qualification and insurance cover. Only coaches who hold the ultimate coach membership will be insured if charging for services. 

I cannot attend all the dates on a course, can I attend the last day at another venue?

No. Candidates are required to attend all days of the course.  We cannot allow transfers to other courses,  If we were to allow this we would have to increase the costs of the courses. If any day of the course is missed you will be charged to resit this again to complete your qualification.

When I have completed my Foundation Coach course, can I go straight to Group Coach?

This is a personal decision. In short the answer is yes, however we would prefer coaches to get 6 months experience as a Foundation Coach before progressing through the system.

Is accommodation included in the price of my course? Are lunch and refreshments provided?

No, accommodation is not included in the price.

Candidates are required to make their own provision for food and beverages. Tea and coffee may be available on arrival at some venues. 

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