Last Updated 13th June 2023
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 use our Expression of Interest Form to let us know which course you are interested in.
Yes, providing the course is financially viable BF will assist in the running of the training. Please use our Expression of Interest Welfare Courses form to let us know about this interest.
There are two levels of Team Manager training, as described below ;
TM Domestic – This covers domestic day trips and overnight stays
TM International – Covers international trips and is aimed at those accompanying athletes on BF organised trips/camps/courses but is suitable for anyone taking athletes outside of the UK.
Please upload your documents to your sport80 profile, see our help page on Uploading Certificates to Sport80
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One or several pieces of documentation for registration is out of date or missing.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 use our General Enquiries Form to alert us to this issue.
You have received this email because according to our records, one/several of your registration documents expire in three months and will require renewal 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 your club administrator to request a DBS check, this will be carried out by your club.
Once you have received the new certificate, you will need to subscribe to the online updating service and permit us to check your DBS certificate, please do this using our Permission to Access Information form. Full information regarding the DBS application process can be found on our Quick Guide to DBS Checks page.
Unfortunately, British Fencing is not able to accept checks obtained through other organisations e.g. schools unless you have registered with the Online Update Service.
We therefore require you to complete a DBS check through British Fencing, via your club. Please note that you must be a current member of British Fencing to do so.
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 may be able to 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 attended annual/register basic first aid training as part of your medical training (i.e. BLS or ALS) then you do not have to attend a first aid course. Please use our General Enquiries Form to let us know of this, please select Workforce from the menu options.
You need to attend one of the BF-approved Safeguarding workshops. If you are based in England and Wales from July 2023 onwards you will need to attend the British Fencing SafeGuard Core. 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 submit or upload any outstanding paperwork. or certificates.
You have been removed from the register because one or several registration documents have 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 use our General Enquiries Form to let us know of this, please select Workforce from the menu options.
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, please see our Membership Support page for help.
The Team Manager register is under review. If you require information about registered Team Managers please use our General Enquiries Form to let us know of this, please select Workforce from the menu options.
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 more than five years since you attended your course please contact our Workforce Development Officer using our General Enquiries Form to let us know of this, please select Workforce from the menu options.
If your question has not been answered by any of the above entries please use our General Enquiries Form.
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