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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



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.

After attending the level 2 course, is there anything I need to do to achieve the coaching award?

The Level 2 course has been structured in such a way that you should complete the qualification on day 5 of the course.

In addition to attending all days you will be expected to complete an online assessment, a series of practical assessments and provide evidence of session planning and delivery for 6-10 coaching sessions in a club environment. If you do not complete all the requirements by day 5, there may be a charge for late assessment of work.

When will I get my certificate?

Following the final day of the course, the course tutors have 5 working days to submit all the course work to the Recognised centre co-ordinator. This is verified and  certficates are requested from the awarding body (1st4sport)  Please allow upto 4 weeks to obtain your certificate. If you do not recieve it within this time frame,  in the first instance please contact your course tutor.

For the level 2 Diploma and  level 3 HPCP, these are awarded directly by British Triathlon and will usually take around 2 weeks to be issued. 

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