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MSA/ARDS statement on coaching

The MSA is working closely with ARDS (Racing), ARKS (Karting), BARS (Rallying) and AHASS (Sprints and Hill Climbs) to develop a recognised coaching structure for motor sport. This is an important development in raising standards and will bring motor sport in line with other sports and activities.

These coaching qualifications will complement, not replace, the ARDS Instructor licence. In recognition of their previous experience, existing instructors will be granted ‘Grandparent’ rights which will allow them to go straight onto the Level 2 course.

The first courses are expected to run towards the end of 2013, beginning with Level 2 which will be split into two options: ‘Participation’ – predominantly for those instructors working in schools – and ‘Performance’ – for those working with drivers on longer-term development. Further awards at Levels 1, 3 and 4 will follow in due course.

Further information will be made available shortly, but in the meantime any instructors wishing to register their interest in the courses should email the MSA via:

May 2013