It is now compulsory that Martial Arts Instructors, particularly those dealing with children and young adults up to 18yrs, are able to demonstrate that they have appropriate qualifications, criminal records checks and insurance. Classic Coaching has worked with Shi Kon Martial Arts to establish an Instructor Register for its member Associations and is an approved provider of these services. An annual certificate will be produced for each instructor confirming their current status in the areas listed below. Shi Kon will also be available as a contact point and reference provider for prospective employers / hall managers / Local Authorities etc.
The Register will record:
Current Professional Indemnity Insurance
Facility providers such as Schools are now requiring a minimum of £5m cover. This is the amount recommended.
Required to cover as a minimum:
- Principles of safe and effective coaching
- Health & Safety
- Protecting children and young people from abuse
Criminal Records Bureau Check
Enhanced CRB Check carried out by Shi Kon who are a recognised body with the Criminal Records Bureau to carry out these checks (Organisation Reference No. 23062800008).
Shi Kon recommends that CRB Checks are renewed annually and will send you a reminder and a new form to complete when your current check is about to expire. At the moment, it is not possible to apply for a CRB Check on-line. You will need to complete a new form and resubmit original proofs of identity each time.
Awarded within the guidelines of Shi Kon and/or the appropriate Governing Body.
Shi Kon is happy to accept and record suitable evidence produced by individual instructors, for example a coaching qualification that meets or exceeds the requirements listed in 2 above. However, if you are unable to produce any or all of these items, Classic Coaching can provide them on a “mix and match” basis.
Instructors can provide evidence of the above 4 items together with a small administrative fee (which is included in the premium for Insurance cover) to receive a certificate confirming registration. Each of these areas will have an expiry date and will require evidence of renewal after the appropriate time i.e. Professional Indemnity Insurance must be renewed each year. We will database the information and issue reminders to each Instructor as renewal dates become due.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Martial Guard policy with Towry Law.
The cover offers up to £5m per incident on a claims occurring basis which includes a Run Off Policy
The premium is £112 to pay by Paypal click on the button below:
Details of the Policy are here – Policy Details
The Proposal Form is here – Insurance Proposal Form
Criminal Records Bureau Check
This is an “Enhanced” check which is priced at;
£10 volunteer instructors to pay by PayPal click on the button below:
£54 for professional instructors tp pay by PayPal click on the button below:
Details of the documents which are acceptable to prove identity are shown here – CRB Document List
Instructions on how to complete the form are shown here – Completion Instructions