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ACU Coaching/Training Department

ACU Club Coach

ACU Project Coach

ACU Commercial Coach

The ACU Training Department is responsible for the training of anyone wishing to become an ACU Certified Coach.

The Training Secretary maintains an up to date Register of all ACU Certified Sporting Coaches in all disciplines of motorcycle sport. She also manages the renewal process for coaches and the yearly seminars that all coaches must attend at least once every three years, in order to keep their Certification current.

Coach Training

The ACU Coach Certification Programme is open to anyone who wishes to coach or instruct sporting motorcycle skills.

The ACU Coach Certification Programme delivers training and assessment that is mapped to National Coaching Standards, providing new and existing coaches with the fundamental skills needed in order to pass on their skills and knowledge to other riders.

The ACU has three categories of Coach/Instructor:

1. ACU Club Coach - for anyone who wishes to coach at club level, on a voluntary basis. Applicants must be competent riders, fully conversant with all appropriate riding skills for the discipline in which they wish to coach. Applicants may be asked to undertake and pass a test of riding competency before coach training commences. Training for this certification is FREE of charge for a member of an affiliated ACU Club (subject to approval from the Club/Centre) with an annual Coach Certificate fee of £25.

2. ACU Project Coach
- for people who coach for Local Authority or Community/Charitable Motorcycle Projects. Applicants must be competent riders, fully conversant with all appropriate skills for the discipline in which they wish to coach. Applicants may be asked to undertake and pass a test of riding competency before coach training commences.  

A subsidised charge is made for this type of coach and the annual Certificate fee is £35.

3. ACU Commercial Coach
- for anyone with a background in motorcycle sport who wishes to provide coaching for a fee.  Applicants must be able to provide proof of a satisfactory standard of riding ability. A full list of acceptable minimum standards is included in the application paperwork.

Commercial coaches can also coach at Club and Project level. The training of Commercial Coaches is charged at a commercial rate and the annual Certificate fee is £135 including VAT.

For more information on the ACU Training Department or the ACU Coach/Instructor Certification Programme, please contact Debbie Walmsley, Training Secretary, on 01788 566419 or email dw@acu.org.uk

ACU Commercial Coaches 

Every Commercial Coach has attended a 1 day practical assessment  and training day and has demonstrated their coaching ability.
Each Coach has signed up to:

  • the ACU Child Protection Code of Practice
  • the ACU Ethical Code
  • the ACU Training Manual - Best Practice Guidelines

All ACU Commercial Coaches carry First Aid qualifications and £5 million Public Liability Insurance.

For an up to date list of Commercial Coaches, please visit ACU Commercial Coach

 


All coaches must undergo a DBS check (previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check). There are three levels of ACU coach. Any Coach wishing to progress to Level 2 or 3 should contact the Training Secretary for further information.


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