Coaching Licence

The coach licencing scheme provides coaches with insurance and ensures they are meeting proper legal requirements in terms of garda vetting, child protection, and professional qualifications.


  • Professional indemnity insurance up to €1m* 
  • Reduced cost for Member's Forum and CPD Courses.
  • Free access to Teicnic Badminton.
  • Opportunities to gain paid coaching work.
  • Optional inclusion in the Coaches Directory.
  • Free update courses to the latest qualifications.

*In addition to 5 million public liability for affiliation. 

Cost & Application

A year's subscription costs €50. Coaches must renew every 12 months in line with affiliations. 


Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Courses

Going Into the 2016/2017 season 30 CPD points per year will be required to remain a registered coach. The CPD award system will be launched during the 2016 coaches conference. The following courses count for CPD points:

  • BI/Branch Support
  • The Teicnic programme
  • BI Coach Education Qualifications
  • Irish Sports Council/Sport NI coach development courses
  • Relevant FETAC Courses/LSP Courses
  • First Aid
  • Practical coaching hours with a squad or club  

What is FETAC?