Coach Licence Scheme

In addition to coaches achieving a relevant qualification to evidence they have the necessary skills and knowledge, it is essential that they also seek constant education, development and excellence in terms of knowledge and delivery. The Coaching environment is constantly evolving and changing; e.g. new coaching methods; changing equipment and techniques; cultural changes in society, etc., so coaches must keep up to date with these changes.

What pre-requisites do I need?

  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop – Valid for 3 years
  • Essential First Aid for all ages Course – Valid for 3 years
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service check) – Valid for 3 years
  • CPD (Continuing Personal Development) – Valid for 1 year

Recommended providers for pre-requisites.

  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children – Sports Coach UK
  • Essential First Aid – St John’s Ambulance
  • DBS – How to apply

Pre-requisite Workshops available

Humber Sports Partnerships – First Aid Course

What to do if I find a course that is not a recommended course by Table Tennis England?

Please contact [email protected] before booking so we can check the syllabus

How to evidence my pre-requisites

Safeguarding & Protecting Children/Essential First Aid – please email or post a copy of the certificate to – [email protected] or post to Coaching & Performance Department, Table Tennis England, Norfolk House, 88 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2DL.

If you attend a Table Tennis England workshops you DO NOT have to evidence this as Head Office are informed of attendance.  Any other CPD courses please send a copy of the certificate as above.

Licence renewal period

1st August 2014 – 31st July 2015



Incentives to become licensed

  • Improve coaches & coaching
  • Coaching opportunities
  • Develop/Improve Standards
  • Provide a regulatory framework for coaches


  • Access to the online coach management and learner system.
  • Regular communication regarding coaching developments – Blogs, newsletters etc.
  • Sports Log – The online player development system developed by Table Tennis England.  Enabling users to record  information relating to training, nutrition, competitions injury, goal setting and more.  Licensed coaches have FREE access.
  • Regional coach education workshops or CPD topics.  Licensed coaches have FREE access.