Coaching and Officials' courses

In this section of our site you can find details of the qualification based courses officiating (including Assistant Official, new levels 1, 2 and 3), coaching and leadership courses which are being held by England Athletics.

For other events such as development opportunities please see our events section.

Click on a link below to find out more:

Coaching section including How to qualify as a coach

Officials section including Officials' course available

- General queries on courses or education:
   www.englandathletics.org/contactus
 

You can use the Course Finder tool on the right hand side of this page to filter the listings by course type, region, keyword or proximity to your postcode.

Courses (qualifications)

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Athletics Coach

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017 to 26.Feb.2017
  • Location: Shildon Sunnydale leisure Centre, Middridge Lane Shildon County Durham
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: NC0819
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £255

This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking.

This qualification is the cornerstone of the Coach Education Programme. The course plus assessment period is a total of four days including the formal assessment. Candidates will be able to plan a progressive training programme for athletes coaching a range of activities to prepare the developing athlete to run, jump and throw. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision.

To book online: CLICK HERE
Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Coach in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017 to 26.Feb.2017
  • Location: USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: NC0823- Course fully booked
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £255

This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking.

This endurance running qualification primarily for those working with runners up to and including the event group development stage. All applicants must be active leaders or coaches who have completed as a minimum a Level 1, Fitness in Running & Walking, LiRF or Coaching Assistant qualification. CiRF is about the broad application to non track based endurance running events rather than specific events or distances and is not designed for coaches who want to work with runners taking part in track based events such as 800m–10k track races or steeplechase. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017
  • Location: USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: NC0822- Course Fully Booked
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £140

A one day Leadership Training course which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.

To book online click here.

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017 to 26.Feb.2017
  • Location: Eastlands (Formally Sportcity) Gate 13 Rowsley Street, Manchester
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: NC0826- Course Fully Booked
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017


England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £185

To book online please click here

Course fee now includes associated Athletics 365 App. This qualification is for those who wish to move towards being a coach and begin to gather experience in the detail of making coaching decisions.

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 16.

Athletics Coach

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017 to 26.Feb.2017
  • Location: Eastlands (Formally Sportcity) Gate 13 Rowsley Street, Manchester
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: NC0827
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £255

This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking.

This qualification is the cornerstone of the Coach Education Programme. The course plus assessment period is a total of four days including the formal assessment. Candidates will be able to plan a progressive training programme for athletes coaching a range of activities to prepare the developing athlete to run, jump and throw. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision.

To book online: CLICK HERE

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017 to 26.Feb.2017
  • Location: University of Essex Sports Centre, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: SC1048
  • Booking Deadline: 10.Feb.2017


England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £185

To book online please click here

Course fee now includes associated Athletics 365 App. This qualification is for those who wish to move towards being a coach and begin to gather experience in the detail of making coaching decisions.

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 16.

Coach in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017 to 26.Feb.2017
  • Location: *COURSE FULL*Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2LR
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: *COURSE FULL*MC0905
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £255

This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking.

This endurance running qualification primarily for those working with runners up to and including the event group development stage. All applicants must be active leaders or coaches who have completed as a minimum a Level 1, Fitness in Running & Walking, LiRF or Coaching Assistant qualification. CiRF is about the broad application to non track based endurance running events rather than specific events or distances and is not designed for coaches who want to work with runners taking part in track based events such as 800m–10k track races or steeplechase. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017
  • Location: David Weir Leisure Centre, Middleton Rd, Carshalton SM5 1SL
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: LC0274
  • Booking Deadline: 10.Feb.2017


England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £140

To book online please click here

A one day Leadership Training course which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017
  • Location: St Johns Sports Centre, Malvern Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 4LE
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: MC0925
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017


England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £140

To book online please click here

A one day Leadership Training course which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 25.Feb.2017
  • Location: St Peter’s Church Of England Aided School, Quarry Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5AP
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: MC0903
  • Booking Deadline: 13.Feb.2017


England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £140

To book online please click here

A one day Leadership Training course which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18.

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