The EIBA is pleased to acknowledge the following Official Partners
1. With the current advice re: Coronavirus there
is no possibility of candidates carrying out their practical
sessions in the foreseeable future and therefore I cannot complete
What should I do?
You should complete your
theory parts of the portfolio as prescribed. If you are able to
complete these electronically you can then e-mail across to your
assessor. They will then be able to assess and feedback
If you are not able to complete these
electronically, you should:
a) Complete the paperwork
the documents and e-mail to the assessor
c) Post (if able) to
your assessor - ensuring the recipient does not have to sign for the
package, but that it is ‘tracked’
2. I have completed my
first on green session and my portfolio is all but complete. Shall I
send it in for checking and just keep a copy of my second session to
bring to the assessment day when it happens?
Yes. As the
above guidelines for Q1.
3. Our local clubs are not currently
open. Will we get additional time to complete the coaching sessions?
Yes. Coach Bowls will not begin arranging assessment days until
the situation across the country has stabilised and it is deemed by
the Government and Public Health England that it is sensible to
resume. In the meantime, you should complete the rest of your
portfolio in line with Q1.
4. Day one of my course has been
postponed. When will it be rescheduled for?
Coach Bowls is
unable to give exact dates for rearranged courses at this time. As
soon as we have been given further guidance we will let everyone
know via our website initially. Once exact dates are arranged, we
will e-mail all candidates directly.
5. What happens if I
can’t make the date of a rearranged course?
You will be given
the option to transfer to another course on a date that you can
attend. If for any reason this is not possible, the Coach Bowls
Manager will liaise with you directly to formulate an individual
action plan that works for you.
6. How will I be able to
attend an assessment day and when will I know they are?
bowls will arrange assessment days with a geographic spread as soon
as it is deemed by the Government and Public Health England that it
is sensible to resume. All candidates will receive information
directly from the Coach Bowls team.
7. Can I still go to my
club and coach?
At the current time, the answer is an
emphatic ‘no’. In accordance with Government guidance – Stay Home,
Stay Safe, Stop the Spread.
8. Is Coach Bowls still
operational during the Coronavirus outbreak? If so, how do I contact
a member of the team?
Coach Bowls is currently working
remotely. We are using this opportunity to review and refresh some
documents, update materials, improve the membership portal and
website whilst continuing to offer our normal service to all of our
To contact us, the office number remains in place
(01926 334910). We have diverted this to a remote handset.
You can also contact us via e-mail:
Adam Durnin remains the main point of contact to the members and
is overseeing the membership portal, merchandise, website. Adam’s
e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Scriven-Purcell continues to oversee Coach Bowls
operationally. Amanda is reviewing and refreshing materials,
documents, courses and modules. She will be working with the Tutors,
Assessors, Quality Assurance Team, Volunteer groups to ensure that
support to coaches currently undertaking qualifications is still
available remotely. Amanda’s e-mail is:
Issue 1: 25th March 2020