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 - Level 1 (Field)

  • Course Dates: 13.Sep.2017 to 20.Sep.2017
  • Location: Rugby Track Clubhouse, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5LJ
  • Cost: £30 (Inc H&S module, £20 standalone module)
  • Course Code: MO0310FD
  • Booking Deadline: 04.Sep.2017

A course over two evenings that will allow the candidate to work under the supervision of a qualified official in the specific discipline with a view to becoming a qualified technical official.

Officials - Level 1 (Track)

  • Course Dates: 13.Sep.2017 to 27.Sep.2017
  • Location: Rugby Track Clubhouse, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5LJ
  • Cost: £30 (Inc H&S module, £20 standalone module)
  • Course Code: MO0310TR
  • Booking Deadline: 04.Sep.2017

A course over 2 evenings that will allow the candidate to work under the supervision of a qualified official in the specific discipline with a view to becoming a qualified technical official.

Coach in Running Fitness - Assessment Day

  • Course Dates: 16.Sep.2017
  • Location: Shobnall Leisure Complex, Shobnall Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2BB
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: MC0927
  • Booking Deadline: None

This Assessment Day is part of the Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification.

Courses post Sept 2014 - Please note the Assessment Day is part of the Coach in Running Fitness qualification and you are automatically booked on the one linked to your course; you are expected to attend, as this is the final contact day of the course.

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.

Athletics Coach

  • Course Dates: 16.Sep.2017 to 17.Sep.2017
  • Location: English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield,
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: NC0892
  • Booking Deadline: 04.Sep.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.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 16.Sep.2017 to 17.Sep.2017
  • Location: Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, 170 Chingford Road, Walthamstow, E17 5AA
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: LC0276
  • Booking Deadline: 01.Sep.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: 16.Sep.2017
  • Location: Wyvern College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 7AN
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: SC1104
  • Booking Deadline: 01.Sep.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.

Coach in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 16.Sep.2017 to 17.Sep.2017
  • Location: David Weir Leisure Centre, Middleton Rd, Carshalton SM5 1SL
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: LC0278
  • Booking Deadline: 01.Sep.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.

Click here to book online.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 16.Sep.2017 to 17.Sep.2017
  • Location: Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Station Rd, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3QS
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: MC0930
  • Booking Deadline: 04.Sep.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.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 16.Sep.2017 to 17.Sep.2017
  • Location: Broadwater School Sports Centre, Summers Road, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3BW
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: SC1135
  • Booking Deadline: 01.Sep.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: 16.Sep.2017
  • Location: Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway, Stourport On Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 8BQ
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: MC1002
  • Booking Deadline: 04.Sep.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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