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New minimum spend guidance


Below is guidance following the changes to the Terms and Conditions, which was sent to all Centre Course Managers through the Briefing for Centres on 1st March 2016, this is where you will need to sign up to and agree to the Terms and Conditions. If you have not received this please contact Customer Service Team immediately on 01908 689180.

Within the new T&Cs we have introduced new minimum spend on awards and qualifications, see below for more information.

Section 6.1: What is minimum spend?

As an Awarding Organisation Sports Leaders UK carries out an annual self-assessment review. This review at the end of 2015 identified the average cost for Sports Leaders UK to maintain a Centre. Therefore, we have decided to implement an annual minimum Centre spend in order to cover the costs of servicing.  This will ensure that a high level of service is continued with each of our Centres.

A minimum spend policy is in place for many other Awarding Organisations.

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Section 6.2: Does it apply to my Centre?

If you are a Centre wishing to, OR are delivering our qualifications and/or awards, the minimum spend will apply from 1st August 2016. However if you are a Centre running only awards the minimum spend does not apply to you.

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Section 6.3: How much is the minimum spend?

The annual minimum spend on awards and qualifications is £350 per Centre.

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Section 6.4: What can this be spent on?

This can be spent on all qualifications and awards but not on Tutor Training.

For example this represents as: (under current pricing in March 2016)

  • 17 Learners on the SL1  (17x£21=£357)
  • 12 Learners on SL2  (12x£31=£371)
  • 9 Learners on CSL  (9x£36=£360)
  • 7 Learners on HSL  (7x£52=£364)
  • Or a combination of learners across qualifications

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Section 6.5: What is the annual spending period?

The Centre has from 1st August to the 31st July of the following year to ensure the minimum spend clause in the Terms and Conditions is met. 

If by the 31st July your Centre has not met the required spend, you will be invoiced the difference in August.  

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Section 6.6: The processes

Need a bit more support on how this process works - click here. 

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Section 6.7: What happens next.....The Centre

For courses that have already been applied for or are being run before 1st August 2016:

  • You will be running the course under the existing Terms and Conditions
  • You will retain access to any Tutor Resources you are currently running until your course has finished and Learners have been certificated.

For courses starting after 1 August 2016:

  • Your Centre Course Manager will need to accept the new Terms and Conditions
  • Once the Terms and Conditions are agreed to, you will have access to all of Sports Leaders UK qualification Tutor Resources.
  • The minimum spend for the academic year will apply of £350. 

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Section 6.8: How long do Centres have to agree to the new T&Cs?

  • Existing Centres have until 31st December 2016 to agree to the new Terms and Conditions.
  • All Centres that have not agreed to them by this date will be placed as inactive and will be required to go through the application process again.

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Section 6.9: Wish to stop delivery of Sports Leaders UK qualifications and awards?

We will be sad to see you go but, if you do wish to stop delivering Sports Leaders UK qualifications and awards then please refer to the Withdrawal Procedure and Policy for guidance. Please note we do require 3 months notice (by 1st November) via Withdrawal Notification Form.

If you decide that you don't want to deliver the following year but plan to return the year after that we have a Maintenance Procedure and Policy, which will allow you to do this.

For the prices of the above, please click here. 

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Section 6.10: Require a bit more help?

Go to the Knowledge Base to see if it can answer your question, if not contact our dedicated Customer Service Advisors contact@sportsleaders.org.

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 SL0751 (updated June-16)

Date printed: 22/09/2019

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