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Please fill in the application form below. We only collect data that is used to assess the application. Further details will be requested if an offer of a place is made. All fields should be filled in.

English Language Competence

Since the program is taught and assessed in English, students educated in countries where English is not the first language must provide evidence of their English proficiency, before they can be admitted to the Program.

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • English as first language or successful completion of High School and/or Degree Level Education in English Language
  • UK based O-level, GCSE or Standard Grade English Language - Grade C or above.
  • International GCSE English as a Second Language - Grade C or above.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Grade 4 minimum in English Language
  • IELTS band 6 or above, provided that no individual band score is less than 6
  • TOEFL (including the Tests in Written and Spoken Practice), minimum score of 500 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 94 (internet-based test)
  • Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) - Grade 3
  • Oxford Certificate of English as a Foreign Language at Higher Level
  • University of London - School Examinations Board Certificate of Attainment in English, grade 5
  • Passes in the Cambridge Higher School Certificate at Subsidiary level or in the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate count as O levels
  • TOEIC with a minimum overall score of 500

Please complete one of the 4 following sections:

Is English your first language?
Is/was English the language of instruction of your first degree?

If you have any English Language qualification or experience in an English speaking setting not listed above please provide further details here and email your certificate or letter of completion to [email protected] along with your other supporting documents and this will be considered by the Board on a case by case basis.

Employment Details

According to the Entry Requirements, one referee should be the applicant's current or most recent employer/line manager/ Human Resources Manager. This person should not be a colleague.

Are you currently employed?

If Yes, please state for your current position:

If No, please state for your most recent position:

Are you, or were you in your most recent position, self-employed i.e. do you/did you work for your own company?

According to the Entry Requirements, where an applicant has worked/volunteered with children in the last 3 years, it is important that a reference is obtained from that employer/organisation in addition to the current or most recent employer

Have you worked/volunteered with children in the last 3 years?

If Yes, please provide details for your most recent position working/volunteering with children:

Letter of Intent

Please submit a short motivational letter of intent outlining your reasons for wishing to join this program. Please remember that this course is aimed at those who: have been appointed or seek to be appointed as safeguarding officers, or serve as their organisation’s focal point for safeguarding issues, or work in the field of sport integrity, for national or international sports organisations, particularly National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs) and National Federations (NFs). (This list is not exhaustive and persons who fill this role for other sports organisations may also apply) Please ensure that you address this aspect in your letter. Please email this to [email protected]

If you are sponsored/supported by an organisation, please email their letter of support that you follow this program to [email protected]


Please ask two qualified individuals to provide references using the Reference Form that you can download here. Your referees should return the completed form to [email protected]


Are you currently subject to any criminal investigations or pending prosecutions by the police in any country which may have a bearing on your suitability for this program?
Have you ever been known to Children’s Social Care, the police or any other entity as being a risk or potential risk to children or adults at risk?
Have you ever been the subject of any disciplinary investigation, action and/or sanction by any entity due to concerns about your behaviour to children or adults at risk?
Have you ever been dismissed for misconduct from any employment, volunteering or other position previously held by you, in circumstances which may have a bearing on your suitability for this program?
Are you currently subject to any fitness to practise investigations or proceedings by a regulatory, governing or licensing body which may have bearing on your suitability for this program?