With 35 UKCC Level 1 Coaches and 46 UKCC Level 2 Coaches qualified across the UK (link) it now becomes possible to set standards for cornering at competitions.
At its March 2015 meeting (link,) the Board confirmed the approach of cornering by coaches who have completed the UKCC qualification.
An extract from the Board minutes reads as follows:-
Coaches in corner at competitions.
There remain just a few clubs without an ID-badged coach that are entering athletes into the forthcoming Scottish Open and it is suggested that they seek the agreement of a UKCC-qualified coach to help out, in advance, to do their cornering for them at this competition and make provision for future competitions until such time as the club has the requisite UKCC L1 and L2 certified coaches.
UKCC stands for the UK Coaching Certificate Level 1 and Level 2 Qualifications endorsed by 1st4sport. All UKCC certified coaches are holders of First-Aid, Safeguarding Children and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks which must be valid and updated regularly.
Bursaries towards the cost of the UKCC courses are often available on a local basis from County Sports Partnerships and Home Nation Sports Councils.