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Application Process



Apply online to check your eligibility and upload your coaching qualification.



We will require verification of your coaching role.





Once your application has been verified our team will get in touch to arrange payment.

Full Membership Criteria

For coaches who hold a valid and up-to-date qualification from their respective national governing body, and who are coaching in the UK.

You must:

  • be in a paid or volunteer national coach role for the national governing body, with either senior (not masters or veterans) or junior athletes


  • have significant experience of successfully coaching senior athletes on the international stage (individual sports) or at the highest level of domestic competition (team sports) 


  • are now retired, having previously coached at a level equitable to the above.

Annual membership fee: £100 (£30 for retired performance coaches)

Associate Membership Criteria

Open to coaches who:

  • hold a valid and up-to-date qualification from their respective national governing body and are working in a performance-focused coaching role but do not fully meet the criteria for full membership.

Annual membership fee: £30

All members must:

  • agree to adhere to your national governing body code of conduct
  • agree you will not bring the UKPCA into disrepute through your actions or communications

Coaches who have been found guilty of breaching the WADA anti-doping rule violations, or who are in breach of their national governing bodies Code of Conduct will not be eligible for any form of membership.

Application Stages


If you are applying for full membership (not retired), you will need to provide the email address of the person at your governing body of sport or another performance coach who can verify your coaching role. Please check they are happy for you to provide this information.


Once your application is accepted we will contact you to arrange payment of the membership fee.

Welcome Email

After your payment has been processed you will receive a welcome email that will include:

  • your membership number
  • details about the Elections for the Leadership Group, and
  • all the information you need about how to make the most of your UKPCA membership.

We look forward to welcoming you to the UKPCA