Snowsport England has operated a trusted coach licencing system for over 40 years, helping manage the quality of coaches and coaching.

The registration and licensing of coaches refers to a three-tier scheme that helps 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 and continued communication 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.

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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.

First Aid Policy

Online Refresher Update

DBS Checks

All coaches, instructors and Club Welfare Officers working with children must have an Enhanced DBS with barred check list for working with children. Snowsport England carries out the DBS disclosures for all members and any others operating within snowsport. Click here to apply online. 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 the club), e mail for further information.

Check our safeguarding page for how to safeguard your club.

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.

Safeguarding Training