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BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation (HPSA)

Overview of BASES HPSA

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  • BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation (HPSA) is a specialist route to BASES accreditation for those individuals providing sport science services to high performance sport programmes.
  • HPSA is targeted at those with extensive experience and a track record of providing successful, structured and ongoing scientific support to high performance athletes.
  • HPSA is a BASES scheme and is recognised by the British Olympic Association (BOA), the British Paralympic Association (BPA), UK Sport and the Home Country Sports Institutes as the highest quality assured accreditation available in the high performance sector.
  • The HPSA scheme has evolved from the pilot World Class Guarantee Accreditation Scheme (WCGAS) that was developed by BASES and the UKSI with funding support from UK Sport.
  • HPSA forms part of a hierarchical accreditation structure relevant to members of the Division of Sport and Performance Division (i.e., a progression from BASES Sport and Exercise Scientist Accreditation to HPSA).
  • To view FAQs, click here

BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation Competencies

Competency

Competency Criteria

Methods of Assessment

1: Practical experience

1A Provide structured and on-going scientific support to high performance athletes
1B Demonstrate how work has impacted on sports performance

P, R, I

P, R, I

2: Knowledge and scientific training

2A Demonstrate advanced knowledge and training in a relevant scientific discipline

P, I

3: Knowledge of and commitment to high performance sport

3A Demonstrate knowledge of high performance sport
3B Demonstrate commitment to sporting success in high performance sport
3C Demonstrate openness to learning from coaches and other support staff

P, R, I

P, R, I

P,R, I

4: Knowledge of high performance sport's overall programme and integration with coaching structures and processes

4A Demonstrate an understanding of the role of sport science support within high performance sport
4B Demonstrate an understanding of how sport science support integrates into the coaching structures and processes

P, R, I

P, R, I

5: Communication skills

5A Communicate orally and on paper with high performance coaches, athletes, peers and other support staff

R, P, O, I

6: Professional relationships

6A Build understanding and trust of high performance coaches, athletes, peers and other support staff
6B Demonstrate diplomacy, sensitivity and tact in working with high performance coaches, athletes, peers and other support staff
6C Demonstrate approachability, empathy and the ability to listen actively and accurately
6D Demonstrate open-mindedness and adaptability in working with others
6E Adopt and maintain professional behaviour

P, R, O, I

P, R, O, I

P, R, O, I

P, R, I

P, R, O, I

7: Teamwork

7A Work cooperatively with high performance coaches, athletes, peers and other support staff to provide structured and ongoing scientific support

P, R, O, I

8: High performance sport environments

8A Conduct scientific support provision in a range of high performance environments relevant to the particular sport

P, R, O, I

9: Problem solving and interdisciplinarity

9A Demonstrate critical and innovative thinking to provide solutions to problems
9B Demonstrate ability to problem solve in an interdisciplinary way with a team of practitioners from other disciplines

P, R, I

P, R, I

10: Evaluation and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

10A Self-evaluate the quality and impact of scientific support provision
10B Seek and review feedback on performance and contribution; using this to develop skills
10C Demonstrate ongoing engagement in CPD to enhance own and others' scientific support provision

P, R, I

P, R, I

R, P, I

Notes: (P = portfolio application form, R = references, O = observation, I = interview).
Achievement of any competency cannot be gained solely from evidence provided at the interview.

How to find an HPSA Practitioner

To search for a BASES High Performance Sport Accredited Practitioner on the BASES Consultant Finder, click here

BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation Committee

BASES CPD 5PTS LOGO Members will receive 5 CPD credits

Kate Mills   

BASES Education Officer

List of HPSA Reviewers  

BASES CPD 5PTS LOGO Reviewers will receive 5 CPD credits per application

Contact

Pathway

Chris Barnes

Physiology / Football Science

Prof Kevin Thompson

Physiology

Dr Joy Bringer

Psychology

Dr Jonathan Katz

Psychology

John Marchant

Psychology

Misha Botting

Psychology

Dr Malcolm Fairweather

Skill Acquisition / Notational Analysis

Neil Gibson

Physiology / Football Science

Dr Paul Gamble

Strength & Conditioning

Dr Paul Ford

Skill Acquisition

Dr Russ Wrigley

Football Science

Dr Joe Causer

Skill Acquisition

Ed Franklin

Football Science

Andrew Murray

Physiology

Kenny More

Notational Analysis

Andy O'Boyle

Football Science

BASES HPSA Application Guidelines, Application Forms & Fees

 Applications must be submitted by email to education@bases.org.uk at the BASES Office by one of the following deadlines:

6th January and 1st July

The HPSA scheme is a not for profit accreditation scheme. Fees cover the cost of assessing applications and administering the scheme. The HPSA application fee is £500.00, which includes all elements of the comprehensive assessment process and the provision of an Action Plan. For a schematic of the BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation Procedures, click here

Please note cheques are no longer acceptable.

 BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation (HPSA) Applicant Guidelines and Portfolio Application Form


BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation (HPSA) Guidelines for Assessors

HPSA Re-Accreditation 

The HPSA re-accreditation fee is £100.00

HPSA Re-Accreditation Guidelines web

 HPSA Re-accreditation Application documents 

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