UKAD’s Clean Sport Advisor course gets an education renovation
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is pleased to announce the launch of the new look Clean Sport Advisor course, to support the education of those who work with athletes, including Parents and Carers, Coaches and other Athlete Support Personnel (ASP).
This course is an updated version of the previously named ‘Accredited Advisor Assessment’, also known as the Accredited Advisor Course. The purpose is as important as ever, to confidently support and advise athletes and ASP on their anti-doping responsibilities. However, with e-learning constantly evolving, it’s important to stay relevant and maintain the highest standards in anti-doping education.
UKAD’s Head of Education, Paul Moss, said: “We are delighted to re-launch our popular Advisor Course under the new name of the Clean Sport Advisor course, as having these educational resources relevant and up-to-date is critical. All athlete support personnel going to a Major Games need to complete the Advisor Course, so it’s important this content is accessible and easy to follow.
“The course will act as a relevant, supportive tool for all those who work with athletes - whether that be parents, carers, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), universities, sports clubs or other organisations.”
If you have already taken the Accredited Advisor Course, you don’t need to take the updated course, as only the learning experience has been updated and the content is still factually correct. Additionally, if you have already completed this course as part of your Clean Games Policy requirements, this course remains valid until 31 December 2020.
In January 2021, a new version of the Clean Sport Advisor Course will be available to coincide with the new 2021 World Anti-Doping Code. Anyone who has previously completed either version of the Advisor Course before this date will need to complete the new version in the new year. Also, in January 2021, UKAD will launch a new suite of e-learning tools in-line with the new Code, helping all those who work with athletes keep up to date with the most relevant knowledge and skills.
The course remains free of charge. For more information on the updated course, visit our FAQs in the document below.
Please note - Like the previous iteration of the programme, the Clean Sport Advisor certification is intended as a learning and development tool for athlete-facing personnel and does not mean those who complete it are accredited by UKAD to educate others.