Facility and Club Accreditation

There are a variety of facility and club accreditation schemes currently operated through the BEF Member Bodies, offering a range of benefits to facilities and clubs (follow the links below for more information). The BEF encourages all riders, drivers and vaulters, whether they are established or new participants, to choose facilities and clubs that are associated to these programmes.

The BEF Member Bodies are currently working together to ensure consistency in their approach to accreditation where appropriate, to develop a scheme that would allow for recognition and endorsement of all types of facility by the BEF should it be sought.

Established schemes and programmes include:

Competition Disciplines:

Clubmark

In addition to becoming an accredited centre or competition provider via a Member Body, you may also wish to become a Clubmark accredited centre.

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centres around:

  • Activity/playing programmes - this includes, for example, coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios
  • Duty of care and welfare - appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies
  • Knowing your club and its community - this ensures that your club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community
  • Club management - which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation

Evidence can be gathered in a variety of formats including hard copy (in a folder), electronically (online) or at the club itself (e.g. on noticeboards). Check with the licensed organisation (National Governing Body of Sport or County Sports Partnership) how it reviews or checks evidence.

BEF currently deliver Clubmark in partnership with the Country Sports Partnership Network.                          

To find out how to apply or find your County Sports Partnerships please contact hoof@bef.co.uk

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