Every year you have to complete a skills maintenance (aka proficiency) by 31st December. It is a refresher of your awards to make sure you are still competent to patrol or compete. THIS MUST BE COMPLETED EVERY YEAR. Skills maintenance are needed for the following awards – SRC, Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART/ARTC), Spinal Management, IRB Crew & Driver, Gold Medallion.
To continue to patrol or compete you must be proficient in SRC or Bronze Medallion. If you do not complete by 31st December than you will not be able to patrol/compete from 1st January.
Only awards gained after 30 June, in a particular year are then proficient in that award until 31 December in the following season.
- I gained my bronze medallion on 24th April 2016. Therefore, you must complete a Skills Maintenance before 31st December 2016
- I gained my Bronze Medallion on 12th December 2016. Therefore, you are proficient until 31st December 2017, you must do a skills maintenance in the 2017/18 season
How to register / sign up this season
Once that day/time slot is full (maximum of 24 members per session), no one else can be added to it. Therefore, pick another day. Just like the last three season, you cannot just turn up to a session. You must registrar. If you hold an ARTC award, please just sign up to ARTC as these sessions include your bronze and if you do not hold a ARTC award then please don’t sign up to one!
Please contact Michael Boland, Head of Education with any questions – email@example.com