What we want to do here is to focus on how you can get help and assistance in the East Anglia Area for Achievement Scheme matters.
If your Club needs help with examination or instruction for A, B or C certificates then contact the Achievement Scheme Coordinator – Phil Gutteridge via our contacts page. Within the East Anglia Area, we have the following Area Chief Examiners and Area Chief Instructors who Phil can ask to give your Club the assistance you need. He can also call on help from outside the Area when needed.
Phil Gutteridge – ACE & ACI, FW
Garry Peacock – ACE & ACI, FW
Jason Channing – ACE, FW & H
Neil Garnett – ACE, FW & H
Colin Bliss – ACE, FW & H
Linda Easter – ACE & ACI, FW
Graham Gooch – ACE & ACI, FW
Please note that the BMFA has launched a dedicated website for the Achievement Scheme (AS). It can be found here. Their is also a BMFA Achievement Scheme discussion group on Facebook.
In 2017, the old BMFA Handbook (2010 edition) was split into an Achievement Scheme handbook and the BMFA Handbook. Hardcopy of the BMFA Handbook was circulated in hard copy in 2017 and a soft copy can be accessed here.
The Achievement Scheme Handbook contains all the information relating to the running of the Scheme and can be accessed here or via the Download tab on the AS Website. The AS Website also has all the Standards and Guideline Documents covering all the AS Tests which, again, can be accessed via the Downloads Tab on the AS Website.
Note that the Standards and Guidelines documents are re-issued every year after being reviewed by the Achievement Scheme Review Committee. Examiners, Instructors and Candidates should download and study the current requirements for the test they wish to take and should ensure that the current year is printed on the front of the relevant test document. The AS Website also contains information on Mandatory Questions and has quizzes to allow candidates to test themselves in private!
The BMFA requires Areas to run workshops for the purpose of ensuring that all examiners operate to the same standards and, just as importantly, that these are understood also by Instructors and candidates.
The East Anglia Area aims to run 2 workshops every year. For 2019, they are:
- Sat 18th May 2019 at the Newmarket MFC
- The second workshop is yet to be arranged but will be listed here when finalised.