Third party PE and sport coaching providers

A database of PE and sport coaching providers is available on the EVOLVE system, under the 'Resources' tab.

If you do not have access to the EVOLVE system, contact karen.andrews@hants.gov.uk.

  • Information on providers was supplied by organisations working in primary schools
  • Providers meet the minimum safety management and safeguarding requirements of Hampshire County Council

If you would like to use a provider who is not on the database, ask the provider to contact karen.andrews@hants.gov.uk. If they meet the minimum requirements, they will be added to the database.

Guidance for hiring a coaching provider

Primary schools should:

  • determine if the coach meets the requirements of the school
  • ensure a contract is in place. The contract must meet Hampshire County Council PE and Sport requirements
  • confirm the coach's qualifications are registered/accredited by a recognised national governing body of sport
  • confirm that the coach has a minimum of £10 million public liability insurance
  • confirm that a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is in place
  • ensure a risk assessment has taken place
  • ensure an induction process is in place
  • select a qualified person to have pastoral responsibility for the young people involved in the activity
  • ensure a monitoring and evaluation system is in place. Contact the Outdoor Education and PE Service to schedule an external advisor monitoring session

When engaging with or forming any contract with providers or coaches, establishments must follow the safety advice and guidance set out in the 'Hampshire County Council Safety in Physical Education and Sport'. It is especially important to check the qualifications required for third party PE and sport coaches.

Qualifications for third party PE and sports coaches

Key Stage One / Lower Key Stage Two - PE / Basic Movement

Includes an introduction to games:

  • striking and fielding
  • net games
  • invasion games

Minimum qualifications to lead

PESS Level 3 + Multi-Skills Level 2

Alternatives to lead

Level 2 Coach Award from the National Governing Body of the specific sport

Alternatives to support (with teacher or Level 2 coach present)

Level 1 Coach Award from the National Governing Body of the specific sport.

Key Stage Two - Discreet Sports

Includes:

  • FA 5-11 Football
  • Netball
  • Quick Sticks Hockey
  • Kwick Cricket
  • Basketball

Minimum qualifications to lead

  • PESS Level 3 + Multi-Skills Level 2
  • A minimum Level 1 Coach Award from the National governing body of the specific sport
  • An RFU Tag Rugby course is sufficient for rugby in primary schools.

Alternatives to lead

Level 2 Coach Award from the National Governing Body of the specific sport.

Alternatives to support with teacher or Level 2 coach present

Level 1 Coach Award from the National Governing Body of the specific sport.

Dance

Minimum qualifications to lead

Level 3 Award in Supporting the Delivery of Dance in PESS

Key Stage One/Two - Gymnastics

Minimum qualifications to lead

PESS Level 3 + plus British Gymnastics Primary Intermediate Teachers Award

Alternatives to lead

British Gymnastics Level 2 Coach Award (minimum)

Alternatives to support with teacher or Level 2 coach present

British Gymnastics Level 1 Coach Award

Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (PESS)

Coaches may support the development of schemes of work and programmes of study if they hold a PESS Level 5 qualification.

If you need further information or advice, contact:

Outdoor Education, PE & DofE Service
Hampshire Futures
Four Chimneys
Winton Close
SO22 6AB

Phone: 01962 876218
Email: peandsport@hants.gov.uk