Working towards accreditation
Once clubs have registered an interest with a licensing organisation, there is plenty of help available to provide clubs with the support as they work towards achieving Clubmark accreditation:
- Support from trained personnel from NGBs, local authorities, and (participating) CSPs who will support club development plans and work to assist clubs to meet the Clubmark criteria.
- Workshops to take clubs step-by-step through the processes that will enable them to work up a club development plan, understand how to ensure their club is one for all young people in the community, and that they have what it takes to make it suitable for children.
- Sport England and NGBs will help clubs towards Clubmark accreditation, but may also need to verify the standards from time to time once it has been achieved. Sport England will continue to work and support NGBs to produce new resources to help those committed sports clubs across the country to continually improve the quality of the service they deliver.
- The Resource Pack – this provides a detailed breakdown of the criteria as well as a comprehensive set of templates that will help develop the policies and procedures, which put clubs on the path towards accreditation.
- To provide a clear picture of what is required we have summarised the core criteria that must be met. A list of the generic Clubmark criteria is available to download here.
- We have also compiled our top 10 tips to get clubs well on the way to achieving accreditation. A list of Clubmark Top 10 Tips is available to download here.