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 - Assessment Day

  • Course Dates: 11.Mar.2017
  • Location: Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2LR
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: MC0839C
  • 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, 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.

 

Coach in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 11.Mar.2017 to 12.Mar.2017
  • Location: Sheffield Springs Academy, Hurlfield Road, Sheffield,
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: NC0845
  • Booking Deadline: 27.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.

Coach in Running Fitness - Assessment Day

  • Course Dates: 11.Mar.2017
  • Location: Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2LR
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: MC0836C
  • 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.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 11.Mar.2017 to 12.Mar.2017
  • Location: Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: LC0259
  • Booking Deadline: 24.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: 11.Mar.2017
  • Location: Bourne Academy, Hadow Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 5HS
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: MC0913
  • Booking Deadline: 27.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: 11.Mar.2017 to 12.Mar.2017
  • Location: Loughborough University Athletics Track/HiPAC, Rutland Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: MC0924
  • 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.

Coaching Assistant

  • Course Dates: 11.Mar.2017 to 12.Mar.2017
  • Location: *COURSE FULL*Bath University Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: *COURSE FULL*MC0950
  • Booking Deadline: 27.Feb.2017


England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £185

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: 11.Mar.2017
  • Location: Barnet and Dagenham College, Rush Green Campus, Dagenham Rd, Romford RM7 0XU
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: LC0254
  • Booking Deadline: 24.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.

Athletics Coach - Assessment Day

  • Course Dates: 12.Mar.2017
  • Location: Crypt School, Podsmead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5AE
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: MC0869C
  • 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, 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.

 

Officials - Health and safety

  • Course Dates: 12.Mar.2017
  • Location: Eastlands (Formally Sportcity) Gate 13 Rowsley Street, Manchester
  • Cost: £10
  • Course Code: NO0287HS
  • Booking Deadline: 27.Feb.2017

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

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

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