Coaching Licence

The coach licence scheme provides coaches with insurance and ensures they are meeting proper legal requirements in terms of Garda Vetting, Child Protection, and professional coaching 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.
  • Option to be involved in the Coach Mentoring Programme.
  • Option to tutor the Teicnic Badminton Programme.

*In addition to 6.5 million public liability for affiliation.


Cost & Requirements


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

For your coaches licence to be deemed active/listed on the website the following requirements MUST be met:

- Completed an application form (Click here to download an application form).

- Payment of €50 made (Bank Transfer or Paypal).

- Have an active Badminton Ireland membership.

- Copy of most recent Level 1 or higher Child Protection Course sent (Send to

- Have active Garda Vetting through Badminton Ireland and/or Access NI through Ulster Badminton (Click here for information).

- Have completed a Level 1 Coaching Qualification or higher.


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?