Unique £250 grant available for female coaches

As you are aware the gender difference between female to male coaches is around 21% currently. There are many factors contributing to this and the LTA, Yorkshire Tennis and Leeds Beckett University are looking to support female tennis coaches to progress onto their Instructor course. The LTA are offering £250 grant support for 5 coaches to book onto the Instructor Course at Leeds Beckett University. See note below regarding getting in touch with Alice Robson if you know of anyone. However please encourage anyone you know to start with the relevant pre requisites due to the turnaround times.

Here are the dates:

19th June, 2nd, 10th, 16th July, 24th (Elective) 2022

If you know of a female coach who is interested (already holds Level 1 or LTA Assistant Qualification), they will need to act fast to complete the relevant DBS check and LTA Readiness Test (if not held a current or historical rating of 7.1). Here goes with the information regarding DBS and Readiness Test (and attached).

DBS

Here’s the info below and attached is the DBS guide.

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/safeguarding-protection/criminal-record-checks/apply-for-a-dbs/

Please make sure applicants complete the Enhanced with Child Barred one. Put it down for LTA Instructor Qualification and not as a volunteer (Government rules re coaches not allowed to put volunteer due to the chance they may earn money in the future!) I have attached a guide should you need assistance with this.

Organisation pin and secret word can be found here.

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/about-lta/safeguarding/organisation-pins.pdf

Readiness Test
Applications will need wither a current or previous rating of 7.1 (post 2003) or higher, OR successful completion of an Instructor Readiness Test. The Readiness Test can take up to two weeks to be assessed once submitted – please allow sufficient time for this when signing up for the course.
Further information about LTA Readiness Test, process and booking link can be found here,

https://www.lta.org.uk/roles-and-venues/coaches/qualifications/readiness-test/

Please act ASAP re the above if they need to complete and book onto the LTA Instructor course due to tight timeframes involved.

If you know someone who may be interested in accessing the £250 grant, please ask them to email info@ar-tennis.co.uk with their name, where they are currently coaching and what they intend to do once completing their Instructor course. Please email by 12pm on Tuesday May 24th 2022.

DBS Application Guide

LTA Instructor Readiness Test candidate