AASE – Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence
afPE – Association for Physical Education
AGRC – Audit Governance and Risk Committee
AoCs – Association of Colleges
APS – Active People Survey
BANSC – Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
BBC – Beazley British Championships
BDFA – British Disability Fencing Association
BE – Boy’s Epee etc
BF – British Fencing
BOA – British Olympic Association
BoH – Back of House
BRC – British Ranking Circuit
BST – British School Team Championships
BUCS – British Universities and Colleges Sport
BYC – British Youth Championships
CASC – Community Amateur Sports Club
CdM – Chef de Mission
CGE – Commonwealth Games England
CIMSPA – Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
CPD – Continuous Professional Development
CPSU – Child Protection in Sport Unit
CTS – Certificate of Tutoring in Sport
CSP – County Sport Partnership
C&Js – Cadet & Junior British Championships
DCMS – Department for Culture, Media and Sport
DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service
DE – Direct Elimination
DfE – Department for Education
DT – Directoire Technique (Technical delegates)
ECLP – Eden Cup/Leon Paul Cup
EF – England Fencing
EFC – European Fencing Confederation
EFDS – England Federation of Disability Sport
EIS – English Institute of Sport
ET16 – European Team Championships 2016 (Veterans)
ETC – Elite Training Centre
EYC – England Youth Championships
FALA – Fencing Activity Leader Award
FIE – International Fencing Federation
FoP – Field of Play
GF – Guernsey Fencing
GS – Girls Sabre etc
HE – Higher Education
HEI – Higher Education Institute
ICMG – International Cadet Management Group
JF – Jersey Fencing
LA – Local Authority (local council)
LP – Leon Paul
LPC – The Leon Paul Centre
LTAD – Long Term Athlete Development ME – Men’s Epee (etc)
LY – London Youth
MET – Men’s Epee Team (etc)
NGB – National Governing Body
NIF – Northern Ireland Fencing
NomCom – Nominations Committee
QMF – Quality Management Framework
RDO – Regional Development Officer
REFCOM – British Fencing Referee Committee
RPL – Recognition of prior learning
SA – The Scouts Association
SAGE – Finance Package
scUK – Sportscoach UK
SE – Sport England
SF – Scottish Fencing
SGS College – South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
SLT – Senior Leadership Team
SLUK – Sports Leaders UK
SNI – Sport Northern Island
SPC – Safeguarding and Protecting Children
SS – Sport Scotland
SSG – Sainsbury’s School Games
SW – Sport Wales
S+RA – Sport and Recreation Alliance
S&C – Strength and Conditioning
TASS – Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
TIC – Talent Identification & Confirmation
TP – Talent Pathway
U14 – Under 14
UEL – University of East London (SportsDock)
UKS – UK Sport
WCF – Wheelchair Fencing
WCP – World Class Programme
WiS – Women In Sport
WF – Women’s Foil (etc)
WF – Welsh Fencing
WSP – Whole Sport Plan
YSD – Youth Sport Direct
YST – Youth Sport Trust



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