Proficiency Awards


The Pre-School Gymnastics Award Scheme
developed for children from 3 years focuses on the development of physical literacy and movement skills. Children learn the three fundamental building blocks of movement – Action, Balance and Coordination, with a range of 40 different activities to choose from. The scheme introduces children to physical activity in a fun yet structured environment so that they can safely learn and experiment action, balance and coordination activities. 

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The Core Proficiency Gymnastics Award scheme
follows on from Pre- School for beginners and children aged 5years & upwards the scheme assists in the progressive development of core skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and co-ordination and incorporates compulsory pulse raising activities. There are 10 types of activity and 8 levels of attainment. 




The Advanced Proficiency Gymnastics Award scheme
is for children aged 11 years & upwards, it assists in the development of Core fitness (Strength, power, flexibility, co-ordination) and gymnastics skills for the coaching of more advanced skills. The scheme offers a range of activities including Fitness, Floor, Vault & Rebound, Apparatus, Pairs & Groups, Hand Held Apparatus and Dance & Aerobics. It broadly underpins development work for Grades, the Next Step Competition Framework and National Development Programmes.


As well as learning skills on a range of our gymnastics equipment, gymnasts attending our classes also work towards the British Gymnastics proficiency award scheme. Starting at level 8 up to level 1 and then onto the more advanced Bronze, Silver and Gold levels

​Each level of the British Gymnastics CORE Proficiency scheme incorporates 10 activities/skills, one in each of the following categories: Pulse Raising, Flexibility/Posture, Strength, Jumping, Balancing, Weight on hands/locomotion, Rolling, Pair work, Handheld apparatus, Apparatus Preparation.

A minimum of 8 of these skills need to be mastered in order to progress to the next level, with certain skills being compulsory to pass.

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On completing each level, Gymnasts can purchase the certificate and cloth badge for that level.  At Level 1 they also receive a medal to celebrate the completion of the Scheme.


Why not keep your awards safe and presented beautifully in our Earls Gymnastics Awards Folder?


Each Core Proficiency Certificate & Badge is £3.50

The Level 1 Badge, Certificate and Medal is £6.50

Advanced level badges £6.00