British Aikido Board (BAB) requirement
Since joining the BAB as Shodokan Aikido UK (SAUK), we have promoted the BAB Coach level 1 course (CL1). This course is designed to give people new to coaching the skills and tools to begin to coach. People can attend the course from 1st kyu. The course is aimed at people who assist chief instructors or are thinking about starting a new club. It is the minimum compulsory requirement to instruct aikido anywhere in the UK, set by the BAB, the only aikido body recognised by Sport England.
Regular chief instructors and senior instructors should hold or be working towards CL2 and CL3.
Shodokan Aikido UK requirement
The BAB courses are generic for all aikido, covering aspects such as legal responsibilities, professional conduct, lesson planning, coaching groups, etc.
They do not teach someone specifically how to deliver shodokan aikido.