All courses are listed on the upcoming courses page on the BF website
If you do not see any courses or those that are published are inaccessible to you, please make yourself known to the BF Workforce Coordinator.
Yes, providing the course is financially viable BF will assist in the running of the training, it may be that BF will be able to run a series of welfare courses for the region. Please contact the BF Workforce Coordinator to discuss this.
There are three levels of Team Manager training, as described below ;
TM1 – Day trips
TM2 – Domestic trips including overnight stays
TM3 – International trips
TM1&2 have been combined to be one course.
If you have access to a scanner, then ideally you send them via email to the BF Workforce Coordinator.
Alternatively, you can send the copies by post to Nickie Bailey, Workforce Coordinator, British Fencing, 1 Baron’s Gate, 33-35 Rothschild Road, London W4 5HT
Congratulations you are now a registered Team Manager. For the first register you are on your name will appear in blue and then in black from thereon.
One or several pieces of documentation for registration is out of date or missing. You should have received an email recently explaining this and how to go about renewing your documents. If you have not received an email please contact the BF Workforce Coordinator.
You have received this email because according to our records one/several of your registration documents expire in three months and will require renewing shortly.
To avoid being removed from the register, we urge you to address this issue at your next earliest convenience using the instructions in the email.
If you are based in England or Wales please contact [email protected] to request a DBS application form. Please note that we can only send DBS application forms to current members so please ensure that your membership is up to date.
Once you have received the new certificate, you will need to subscribe to the online updating service and email the certificate number, your date of birth and permission for us to check your certificate for us to view your updated certificate. Full information regarding the DBS application process can be found here.
Unfortunately, British Fencing is not registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service to accept checks obtained through other organisations e.g. schools unless you have registered with the online updating service.
We therefore require you to complete a DBS check through British Fencing. Please note that you must be a current member of British Fencing to receive a DBS application form.
Current and potential Team Managers in Northern Ireland and Scotland need to complete their equivalent criminal records checks: Access NI and DisclosureScotland.
The DBS application and annual online update service annual renewal checks for volunteers are free
You need to attend a first aid course. BF’s minimum requirement for this is the “Emergency First Aid at Work” certificate as laid out by the Health and Safety Executive.
You will find details of courses through your County Sport Partnership, or one of the many providers available. The cost of these can vary significantly so you are advised to shop around.
No, if you can provide evidence that you have undergone basic first aid training as part of your medical training than you do not have to attend a first aid course. Please contact the BFWorkforce Coordinator for more details.
You need to attend one of the approved Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop. Check a list of approved courses here, and courses offered by British Fencing on our Upcoming Courses.
Yes you do, as you will need to have covered good practice and understand safeguarding within a sporting context.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, you have been removed from the Workforce Register because one/several of your registration documents have been out of date for 3 months or more. The email will give you instructions on how to go about renewing these documents.
You will not be reinstated to the register until you have submitted all outstanding pieces of paperwork.
You have been removed from the register because one or several registration documents have been expired for longer than three months. You should have received an email recently explaining this and how to go about renewing your documents. If you have not received an email please contact the BF Workforce Coordinator.
We do not publicly list contact details on the Team Manager Register for data protection reasons, however, the register held by British Fencing has all your contact details recorded.
If you want to change your details on the Team Manager Register please change it through your BF Membership Profile or contact the BF Workforce Coordinator.
Please visit the Team Manager Register on our website.
Yes, your BF membership covers you under the BF public liability insurance.
For more information on insurance issues please see the Insurance section in the BF policy on our website.
If you are a registered Team Manager and it has been 5 years since you attended your course please contact the BF Workforce Coordinator.
If your question has not be answered by any of the above entries please contact the BF Workforce Coordinator.
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