Everything you need to know about Renewals!


Who can renew?

Anyone who holds a BGU cheerleading or dance qualification. We also accept some in person Cheer qualifications from other industry providers. For more information and to see if you are eligible to renew please contact us via the website or call 0208 669 3733.


What qualification can I renew online?

Cheer: 

  • Level 1
  • Levels 1&2
  • Level 3
  • Levels 4/5/6

Renewals include reassessment of coaching knowledge in stunts, tumbling and basket tosses as well as a general safety test. You only have to renew your last exam level/s.

 

Dance: 

  • Pom, Jazz & Lyrical
  • Hip Hop

 

Currently our Pom, Jazz & Lyrical and Hip Hop courses are being taught online at £75.00. The price of the online renewal is currently £72.00. We encourage those with an existing dance qualification seeking renewals to simply register for an online course. These courses contain updated content. 

 


When can I renew?

 

Cheer and Dance coaches may renew their qualification within the period of validity of their existing qualification as stated on their certificate and up to 3 months after this date.  Expired certificates over 3 months can still be renewed. (please see interim information below).


How do I renew online?

  • STEP 1 - Select the course you wish to renew from the drop-down menu below.

            Complete the payment as normal. Once payment has been made you will receive             confirmation of your renewal request via email.

  • STEP 2 - You will receive your digital exam within 72 hours.
  • STEP 3 - You have 1 week to submit your completed exam/s for levels 1-3 and 2 weeks for levels 4/5/6.

             You will receive your results and electronic certificate within 2 weeks of       submission of all relevant information.         

 

 

Renewal (Cheer/Dance)

Your current certificate must be no more than 3 months expired.

 

We have reduced the cost until 31st December 2021

 

£90.00

£72.00


My qualification has been expired for a while due to external circumstances (such as COVID) but I still want to renew?

We offer online interim qualifications for those with expired qualification of over 3 months - Interim qualifications will extend expired qualifications for 6 months, allowing coaches to continue coaching whilst finding an in person course. Coaches must complete an in-person course before the end of the 6-month period in order for the qualification to be extended another three years. This can either be the current level held by the coach or the next level/s. After the 6-month period coaches cannot take an online renewal or second interim qualification and their qualification will remain expired until they have re-taken the in-person course. 

 

Note that this is NOT a substitute for a 3-year renewal as you MUST re-take an in-person course before the end of the 6-month period. 

 

We have reduced the cost until 28th February 2022

Interim Qualification (Cheer) 3-6 Months Expired

Your current 3-year qualification has expired 3-6 MONTHS AGO.
You can complete an online interim qualification which covers you for 6 months. During this 6 month period you must complete an in-person course in order to retain your full qualification. 

£60.00

£40.00

Interim Qualification (Cheer) 6-12 Months Expired

Your current 3-year qualification has expired 6-12 MONTHS AGO.
You can complete an online interim qualification which covers you for 6 months. During this 6 month period you must complete an in-person course in order to retain your full qualification. 

£80.00

£50.00


After 12 months it is no longer possible to attain an interim qualification and you will need to 

register for a new in-person course. 


General Q&As

  • You will not be covered by insurance if you do not hold an in-date qualification.
  • Digital exams can be completed on a smart phone/iPad/Laptop or PC
  • BGU Staff are available to call or email during office hours for personal help throughout the process with continued support afterwards if you should need it.
  • You can only renew a qualification you have previously taken in person.
  • To move up levels you must attend an in-person course.
  • If you are more than 3 months expired, we can still help. Please contact us via the website and include the level, expiry date and the full name on your certificate.
  • Once exam links have been submitted to coaches refunds are not possible even if exams are not completed.
  • After 12 months expired, it is no longer possible to attain an interim qualification and you will need to register for a new in-person course. 

To continue your Professional Development, we also advise that you keep the following up to date:

  1. DBS Criminal Record Check
  2. Safeguarding qualification
  3. First Aid qualification

You can also find great resources to support your programme/school at learning.nspcc.org.uk