Everything you need to know about renewals!

Who can renew?

Anyone who holds a BGU cheerleading or dance qualification. We also accept Cheer qualifications from other industry providers. For more information and to see if you are eligible to renew please contact us via the website or call 0113 245 5401

For certificates less than 3 months expired please read below. For certificates more than 3 months and between 2020-22, please scroll dow the page to our RESTART section.

What qualification can I renew online?


  • Level 1
  • Levels 1&2
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Level 4/5
  • Levels 4/5/6

Renewals include reassessment of coaching knowledge in stunts, tumbling and basket tosses as well as a general safety test. You only have to renew your last exam level/s. (e.g. if your last exam was 4/5/6 you do not have to renew 1-3, these will automatically be renewed.) The exams are digital and are taken in your own time.


  • Pom, Jazz & Lyrical
  • Pom Jazz Lyrical Advanced
  • Hip Hop


  • Stunt & Tumbling
  • Dance & Performance
  • SEND

Currently our Pom, Jazz & Lyrical and Hip Hop courses are being taught online at £80.00. We encourage those with an existing dance qualification seeking renewals to simply register for an online course. These courses contain updated content.

Junior Level 1 renewals:

Junior coaches certificates expire on individuals 17th Birthday. They have the option from here to upgrade their level 1 qualifiction to a full 3 year certificate via an online renewal or they can attend a level 1 or 1/2 in person course to update their knowledge. Please note, all junior coaches are eligible for JR Graduation discount prices on levels 1 or 1/2 in person courses. These prices can be found on our Book a Course Page.

When can I renew?

Coaches/Teachers may renew their qualification within the period of validity of their existing qualification as stated on their certificate and up to 3 months after this date.  Expired certificates over 3 months can still be renewed. (please see RESTART information below).

I need my resuLts in a hurry?

If you need your results in a hurry you can choose to FAST TRACK your results at no extra cost. All you need to do is use the contact details on your exam email to let us know you have submitted all of the relevant material. We will do the rest!

How do I renew online?

  • STEP 1 – Select the course you wish to renew from the drop-down menu below.

Complete the payment as normal.

Once payment has been made you will receive confirmation of your renewal request via email.

  • STEP 2 – You will receive your digital exam via email.
  • STEP 3 – You have 1 week to submit your completed exam/s for levels 1-3 and 2 weeks for levels 4/5/6.

You will receive your results and electronic certificate within 7-10 days of  submission of all relevant information.

Renewals Course



Your current certificate must be no more than 3 months expired. Results will be received within 7-10 days of submission of all relevant information. 

restart your expired qualification


Is your qualification more than 3 months expired? DONT WORRY, we can help restart your coaching/teaching journey and get you back into your gym/studio.

what is restart

RESTART is an online renwal qualification ceadyed to assist coaches & teachers who hold expired qualification.

who can sign up for RESTART

If you have a Cheer, Dance or Foundations qualification that expired in 2020, 2021 or 2022, you can sign up for a RESTART renewal. 

how much does restart cost

RESTART costs the same amount as as a general online renewal – £80.00

can i complete in my own time

Yes, you are given 1 week to renew levels 1-3 and 2 weeks for levels 4-6. These are completed online and in your own time. Each digital exam should only take a maximum of 30mins to complete.

what qualification will i receive

You will receive a full 3 year insurable qualification on successful completion.

how long will it take to receive my results

You will receive your results and certificate 7-10 working days of final submission of online exams.

what if i need my results urgently

If you need your results in a hurry you can choose to FAST TRACK your results at no extra cost. All you need to do is use the contact details on your exam email to let us know you have submitted all of the relevant material. We will do the rest!

can i speak with instructor before completing my exam

Yes, We offer a FREE 1:1 Zoo session with an instructor if you wish to go over anything before starting your exams. We are also available through your renewal process if you have any questions.

how do i sign up for RESTART

Simply click on the qualification below you wish to RESTART and we will take it from there! Once your booking has been processed you will receive an email containing the exam links and details on how to complete.

RESTART – Online Renewal Qualification



For qualification that expired in 2020, 2021 & 2022 – Results will be received within 7-10 working days of exam submission. If you require quicker results, please see FAST TRACK options on your exam email. Please note, there is no option availabe for Junior Level 1 coaches.

General Q&As

  • You will not be covered by insurance if you do not hold an in-date qualification.
  • Digital exams can be completed on a smart phone/iPad/Laptop or PC
  • BGU Staff are available to call or email during office hours for personal help throughout the process with continued support afterwards if you should need it.
  • You can only renew a cheer qualification you have previously taken in person. If you have taken an online cheer course, please contact the office to discuss your options.
  • To move up levels you must attend an in-person course.
  • If you are more than 3 months expired, we can still help. Please see our RESTART above or contact us via the website and include the level, expiry date and the full name on your certificate.
  • Once exam links have been submitted to coaches refunds are not possible even if exams are NOT completed. 

To continue your Professional Development, we also advise that you keep the following up to date:

  1. DBS Criminal Record Check
  2. Safeguarding qualification
  3. First Aid qualification

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