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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Officials - Health and safety

  • Course Dates: 01.Mar.2017
  • Location: *CANCELLED* Colchester Garrison Track, Circular Road East, Colchester, Essex CO2 7SZ
  • Cost: £10
  • Course Code: *CANCELLED* SO/0402HS
  • Booking Deadline: 15.Feb.2017

This course will run 6:30-8:30pm. The disciplines will take place on the 8th March 2017.

This is a compulsory module for all track and field technical officials.

The module represents a key component of the technical officials’ qualification.
 

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 04.Mar.2017 to 05.Mar.2017
  • Location: Wyvern College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 7AN
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: SC0989
  • Booking Deadline: 17.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.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 04.Mar.2017
  • Location: The Julie Rose Stadium, Willesborough Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 9QX
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: SC1046
  • Booking Deadline: 17.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.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 04.Mar.2017 to 05.Mar.2017
  • Location: Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: NC0847- Cancelled Low Numbers
  • Booking Deadline: 20.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: 04.Mar.2017 to 05.Mar.2017
  • Location: **COURSE FULL**Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: **COURSE FULL** LC0258
  • Booking Deadline: 17.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.

Athletics Coach

  • Course Dates: 04.Mar.2017 to 05.Mar.2017
  • Location: Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, 170 Chingford Road, Walthamstow, E17 5AA
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: LC0257
  • Booking Deadline: 17.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.

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

Please click here to book online. 

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 04.Mar.2017 to 05.Mar.2017
  • Location: *CANCELLED*Castle Sports Centre, Wellington Road Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AU
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: *CANCELLED*MC0920
  • Booking Deadline: 27.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.

Officials - Level 1 (Endurance) & Risk Awareness

  • Course Dates: 04.Mar.2017
  • Location: Wavertree Athletics Track, Wellington Road Wavertree LIVERPOOL
  • Cost: £30 (inc risk awareness module)
  • Course Code: NO0290ENDRA
  • Booking Deadline: 20.Feb.2017

A one day course that will allow the candidate to work under the supervision of a qualified endurance official with a view to becoming a qualified technical official. This day also includes the Risk Awareness Course which must be completed before a Level 3 licence is awarded.

Athletics Coach - Assessment Day

  • Course Dates: 05.Mar.2017
  • Location: Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: NC0771
  • Booking Deadline: None

This Assessment Day is part of the Athletics Coach qualification.

Courses post Sept 2014 - Please note the Assessment Day is part of the Athletics Coach qualification and you are automatically booked on the one linked to your course; you are expected to attend even if your Diary has yet to be completed.

Courses pre Sept 2014 - Candidates who have attended a course are not automatically booked on to their assessment, but must have attended Day 1, 2 & 3, submitted and received a Diary pass before attending an assessment day. Once your diary has been passed, please contact your Area Education Coordinator to book on an assessment day.

 

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 05.Mar.2017
  • Location: The King Edward VI High School, Cottingwood Lane, Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: NC0804
  • Booking Deadline: 27.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.

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