The BTBA has partnered with EduCare Learning Ltd to provide an online training programme specifically for people who work at a volunteer level in sport.  EduCare provide high-quality content which ensures volunteers are better prepared to keep children, young people and adults safe in sport.

With the Educare for Sport – Clubs & Leisure programme the online courses cover essential safeguarding knowledge and also stretches into the broader scope of Duty of Care, providing expertly written content on Preventing Bullying and Mental Wellbeing as well as helping with injuries sustained from concussion.

If after reading the information below you have any questions about the EduCare programme or about completing your registration for training, please email educare@btba.org.uk and one of the team co-ordinating the programme will be in contact with you.

To register for EduCare training please click on Register for EduCare Training.  To see how we will handle and use you personal information please click Educare GDPR Policy.


General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to complete this training?

The BTBA will provide access to the programme for 18 months starting May 2020 as follows:

  • 1 x free learner account for every YBC sanctioned by the BTBA
  • 1 x free learner account for each member of the National Council

It is expected that further opportunities will be made available once the original applications for the above have been processed, in particular for larger YBCs with more licenced coaches and other volunteers.  Please register your interest by completing the Register for EduCare Training link a little higher up this page.

Why is the BTBA rolling out this Scheme?

Primarily the BTBA are looking into ways of supporting and equipping our volunteers with adequate and standardised tools to make sure that we are protecting our members at the best of our ability.

  • Highlighting to other sporting organisations and associations that the BTBA are progressive in our work practices
  • Providing standardised training & Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Help strengthen the organisation as a whole, as all YBCs and coaches will have representatives confident in their training
  • Provides evidence to funding and ethics bodies that the BTBA are supportive of our coaches and volunteers

What is included in this training package?

The Educare programme that the BTBA have invested in is EduCare for Sport – Clubs & Leisure.  This programme includes a varied collection of courses (sometimes referred-to as modules) which the BTBA are able to provide to volunteers (or ‘learners’) working across the organisation.

Note – not all modules are compulsory for all learners, some are optional depending on your role within the organisation.

The 16 courses available to our learners are:

  • A Practical Guide to GDPR (General)
  • An Introduction to Safety in Clubs
  • Child Protection in Sport & Active Leisure (2020)
  • Child Protection Refresher
  • Concussion Awareness
  • Equality & Diversity in Sport
  • First Aid Essentials
  • Food Hygiene & Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Mental Wellbeing in Sport (endorsed UKA)
  • Online Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Preventing Bullying in Sport
  • Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Safeguarding Adults in Sport
  • Safer Recruitment

What modules would I need to complete?

Our coaches and licenced officials are expected to complete the following three courses:

  • Child Protection in Sport & Active Leisure (2020)
  • Child Protection Refresher
  • Equality & Diversity in Sport

They are further recommended to complete the following additional courses, but are welcome and encouraged to complete all 16:

  • Preventing Bullying in Sport
  • Safeguarding Adults in Sport
  • An Introduction to Safety in Clubs
  • Personal Safety

Members of the National Council will complete the same courses as our coaches and licenced officials, but further enhanced with courses covering GDPR, equality and online safety:

  • Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure (2020)
  • Safeguarding Adults in Sport
  • Equality and Diversity in Sport
  • A Practical Guide to GDPR (General)
  • Online Safety

Enhanced Courses:

  • Preventing Bullying
  • An Introduction to Safety in Clubs
  • Personal Safety
  • Safer Recruitment

Volunteers – for volunteers (who are not licenced coaches or Members of the National Council) it will not be compulsory to complete EduCare training, but the BTBA does encourage them to register and complete a selection of courses, such as those covering GDPR and online safety, especially for those who handle personal data and run social media accounts for their YBC.