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1. SCiMA Gold Registration

2. SCiMA Silver Registration

3. SCiMA Bronze Registration

4. SCiMA Associate Registration

Replacement SCiMA Card


SCiMA Registration (Membership)

1.   SCiMA Gold Registration

  • SCiMA Registration Fee: FREE
  • SCiMA Online Learning Fee: £10

2.   SCiMA Silver Registration

  • SCiMA Registration Fee: £5
  • SCiMA Online Learning Fee: £10

3.  SCiMA Bronze Registration

  • SCiMA Registration Fee: £10
  • SCiMA Online Learning Fee: £10

4.   SCiMA Associate Registration

  • SCiMA Registration Fee: £10
  • SCiMA Online Learning Fee: £10

*     NGB - National Governing Body recognised by Sport England.

**    Non-NGB - Governing Body or Association not recognised by Sport England.

The SCiMA Online Learning and Development fee is annual and provides access to the online training resource.

Martial Arts Coach Registration

The Safeguarding Children in Martial Arts (SCiMA) provides advice, guidance, policy updates, professional services and signposting for learning and development activities for martial arts schools in the United Kingdom and partner schools in the Republic of Ireland.

If you are a member of a Sport England recognised National Governing Body (NGB), and qualified as a Coach under your NGB then your SCiMA registration is free. SCiMA encourages membership of the NGBs. If you are not a member of an NGB then you may not have the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits that NGB status brings.

SCiMA is offering access the the same materials that NGB Coaches have access to for a nominal registration fee for those Coaches who are not members of an NGB, Assistant Coaches or Athletes working towards coaching qualifications.

SCiMA's objective is to offer an opportunity for Coaches in schools, clubs and associations to meet the minimum operating standards required for child protection, safeguarding vulnerable adults and safer recruitment practice. 

SCiMA Card

The SCiMA Card is not a licence or insurance scheme. A licence and insurance for coaches should be arranged through your club, association and/or National Governing Body. The SCiMA Card is only available to Coaches who have registered and successfully completed the online learning and development modules. To know more about the SCiMA Card visit the SCiMA website,

SCiMA Online Learning and Development

Information about SCiMA training courses can be accessed through the SCiMA website.

The following online training courses are recommended and required to obtain your SCiMA card:

  • Module 1: SCiMA - Safer Recruitment
  • Module 2: SCiMA - Safer Participation
  • Module 3: SCiMA - First Aid Essentials

The SCiMA online learning function will be available from Friday 31 August, 2018.

About SCiMA

SCiMA is a non-political, non-profit making and voluntary organisation. SCiMA was established in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2014 to replace its predecessor thw Martial Arts Development Council (MADC). SCiMA will respond to the growing demand for regulation, consistent and standardised approaches to coaching, child protection and safe recruitment practice in martial arts in the United Kingdom.

SCiMA does not make technical assessment for martial artists. SCiMA's interest is in the promotion of child safeguarding within martial arts not the specifics of the martial art being taught.

Although self-governing, SCiMA will work in partnership with national and international organisations to promoting best practice in martial arts coaching and organisational management. This includes professionalising coaching standards working with relevant organisations in the UK and internationally.

SCiMA Services 

SCiMA provide the following services:

  • SCiMA registered martial arts coach database
  • Child protection and safeguarding training
  • Safer recruitment policy and practice
  • Anti-bullying awareness
  • First aid essentials

For more information about registration visit the SCiMA website.