UK Coaching Launch Virtual Classroom for Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certification

In response to the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in, UK Coaching has created a Virtual Classroom session out of their existing Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) face to face workshop.

They are doing this with full support from the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and recognise that this is an interim development borne out of difficult times.

Each two-hour UK Coaching Virtual Classroom is being facilitated exclusively by a team of UK Coaching-accredited tutors experienced in delivering safeguarding workshops.

Mark Gannon, CEO, UK Coaching, welcomed the launch of the online classroom:

“UK Coaching is determined to maintain continuity of learning during this incredibly difficult period. We believe our virtual classroom will ensure that the learning and development of coaches will not be interrupted, so that, when life returns to normal, our workforce will be fully equipped to maintain a safe and fun environment for all our children and young people.”

Following successful trials, the BJA have decided that all coaches whose SPC expired this year, who have currently been given an extension until the end of June, may complete the Virtual Classroom SPC course to enable them to be ready to coach as soon as lockdown ends.

Equally, any further coaches whose SPC expires during the continued lockdown, may also take advantage of this. The coaching team at Head Office will be in touch with a number of other coaches who may also benefit from this. If you are uncertain if you can take advantage of this, please contact the BJA Safeguarding Manager at

The virtual classroom courses will be reviewed further once the date for the end of lockdown is clearer

If you wish to discuss anything further, you can e-mail their workshop booking team on

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