Snowsport England has operated a trusted coach licencing system for over 30 years to help manage the quality coaching procedures.  

The registration and licensing of coaches refers to a three-tier scheme that can help us manage the quality of coaching delivery and coach development:

  • Membership for individuals, and a basic range of services for coaches or those interested in coaching; helps build a working relationship with coaches.
  • Registration of active and qualified coaches allows Snowsport England to support and mentor instructor and coach development.
  • A licence to practise as a coach within snowsport is a measure of currency of coaching practice that builds upon qualifications; a licence can support the effective recruitment, employment and deployment of skilled coaches.

Range of Operation & Remit of Awards

First Aid

First Aid is an essential skill for all snowsport instructors, coaches and leaders – to be licensed you need to ensure you have an up to date First Aid Qualification suitable for your award. You have a responsibility to maintain a current first aid award to ensure you can look after skiers and snowboarders in your care. All first aid courses must be direct delivery, face to face and with a practical aspect. Online and distance learning courses are not accepted.

Click here for our First Aid Policy

DBS Checks

All coaches, instructors and Club Welfare Officers working with children at affiliated clubs must have an Enhanced DBS with barred list check for working with children.  Snowsport England carries out the DBS disclosures for all members and others at affiliated clubs.  Click here to apply.  If you hold another role in snowsport that involves teaching, training, caring for or supervising children or helping children with a disability, or driving a vehicle for children (organised by your club), e mail for further information.  Check out our safeguarding pages for more information on implementing safeguarding at your club.

Download Further Information on DBS Disclosures


We require all our coaches and instructors to have up-to-date safeguarding training – to be licenced you need to ensure you have an up to date safeguarding certificate.  We are only able to accept certain courses – see our safeguarding pages for details as other courses will not be accepted.

Download further information on safeguarding training.