From 1 October 2023, each of the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAFs; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland &Wales) will assume all responsibility for the licensing of all coaches in the UK.

Coaching qualifications are governed by the Coach Education Management Group (CEMG) which is made up of members and representatives from the four HCAF’s as well as UKA.

UK Athletics retains responsibility for setting the standards in safeguarding and the delivery of safeguarding training as well as oversight for welfare and safety.

The pages below provide detail and links to further information for:

  • Coaching Qualifications
  • Course Resources
  • Safety and Welfare information for Coaches
  • UKA Safeguarding and Safety for Coaches practise.