Welfare Training Requirements

Upcoming BF courses can be found here and additional courses will be run on-demand, so please contact us at development@britishfencing.com if you can’t find a suitable course in your area.

Don’t forget that in order for us to review and recognise your qualifications you will need to upload your own certificates to the BF membership platform – instructions can be found at the bottom of the page.

Club or Event Welfare Officer

In training
Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport workshop (valid for 3 years). BF will accept the online version of this course (England and Wales).

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Training (Scotland only)

BF Online Renewal Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course (Fencing Specific) (renewal course, valid for 3 years)

Fully trained

British Fencing Welfare Officer Training or CSPU Time to Listen (valid for 3 years)

Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer Training (CWPO) – Scotland only 

En Garde!…Ready?

If a club has policies and procedures in place then we would recommend that after attending an SPC course, trainee CWOs familiarise themselves with the policies and procedures and then attend the CSPU Time to Listen course.

Please note that each Home Nation will have its own training requirement, please check.

To enquire or request an online Time to Listen for BF Welfare Officers training, please complete this form. Please note that whilst passing this course will make you a fully qualified Club Welfare Officer for fencing it will not be transferable to other environments.

BF’s online Welfare Officer Training is priced at £25 per person, and online En Garde Ready? at £22.50 per person.

For those of you with current valid Time to Listen qualifications please do take the opportunity to access online resources to supplement your learning eg CPSU resources.

Coaches

Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport workshop (England and Wales, valid for 3 years).

BF Online Renewal Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course (Fencing Specific) (renewal course, valid for 3 years). BF will accept the online version of this course (England and Wales).

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (Scotland, valid for 3 years)

Team Managers

Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport workshop (valid for 3 years). BF will accept the online version of this course (England and Wales).

BF Online Renewal Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course (Fencing Specific) (renewal course, valid for 3 years)

CSPU Time to Listen (valid for 3 years)

Club level – TM 1&2

GBR level – TM 3

 

Uploading Certificates to the Membership Platform

Once you receive the certificates please upload them to your BF membership profile in the correct sections (see below) and email the BF Volunteer Workforce Manager to ask for the relevant register to be updated.

 

Where to upload welfare certificates

Click here to watch a short tutorial on how to upload certificates on membership platform Sport80. You will need to follow these steps:

Login to Sport80 and go to your profile page.

Click on ‘Safeguarding’ in the vertical menu.

For all mandatory training eg SPC, EGR, TTL and equivalents select ‘Safeguarding Qualification’

Select the qualification type from the dropdown as follows:

Option 1 Safeguarding Qualification

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport: SPC in Sport and Child Well-Being and Protection in Sport (Scotland)
  • Safeguarding in Sport Refresher: British Fencing Online Renewal Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course (fencing-specific)
  • Welfare 1 = EGR
  • Welfare 2 = Time to Listen (or BF Club Welfare Officer or NI equivalent). NB SCO safe hands 2 will no longer be available once the new CWPO training in Scotland is released

For any other course undertaken select ‘Other Safeguarding Qualification’

It is crucial that you upload your certificates to your BF membership, as this is the information that we rely on to update the register – currently, many welfare officers on the published register are in red because there is no evidence in the system of attending any welfare courses. For any questions, please email development@britishfencing.com.

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