Current courses and workshops

We are continuing to host a range of courses and workshops for leadership, coaching and officiating qualifications and development opportunities. As Covid-19 restrictions ease, we have a mix of both practical, online and blended courses now available:

Online Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification

We are continuing to make new course dates available for our online Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification. Please check the link below to view any available dates – if there are no available dates, or your preferred date is fully booked, then please continue to check back as we will be adding more dates in the coming weeks and months (and you can follow our social media channels for further updates).
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LiRF-CiRF online workshops

If you’re Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualified, and you’re thinking about taking the Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification, then our two-hour LiRF-CiRF workshop provides you with a great overview of the steps that Leaders will undertake on the CiRF qualification. £20.
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Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification

The Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification is the cornerstone of the off-track pathway. It is primarily for those working with off track runners who wish to improve their fitness. The qualification is about the broad application to non-track based endurance running rather than specific track 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.
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Leading Athletics online workshop

Our online Leading Athletics workshop is the perfect opportunity for anyone aged 14+ who is keen to gain an introduction to the skills needed in leading athletics activity for young athletes. The workshop comprises two sessions costing £20 in total.
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Coaching Assistant qualification

This qualification has been relaunched as a blended courses comprising Virtual Classrooms, Online Learning and a Practical Day. Coaching Assistant is for those who wish to take the first step into coaching – once qualified you will be able to coach under supervision from a fully licenced / qualified Coach. The Coaching Assistant qualification has been devised to introduce participants to coaching in athletics and covers basic principles of running, jumping and throwing as the cornerstone of all athletics events.
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Athletics Coach qualification

The Athletics Coach qualification has been designed to support coaches in working with athletes in the foundation to Event Group Development Stages and advocates a multi-event approach in the development of athletes.

Whilst recognising the need to understand Athlete Development, our athletics coaching qualification also enables coaches to choose their own Event Group area of interest (Speed, Endurance, Jumps, or Throws) which is covered on the Day 3 & 4 options.
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Event Group Coach

Athletics coaches looking to progress to Event Group Coach level can book online now for the self-guided element of the course (which is then followed by an in-person Integration Day). The course is designed to provide licensed Athletics Coaches with a greater understanding and awareness of the issues involved in coaching athletes at the Event Group Development stage of the athlete development pathway. Coaches can select from Sprints and Hurdles, Endurance, Jumps or Throws.

Movement Skills online workshops

If you’re looking for a self-paced online coaching development activity then take a look at our Movement Skills Part 1 and Part 2 online workshops – open to all Leaders and Coaches. The workshops focus on the movement patterns that underpin all athletic events and help develop your ability to deliver movement-based training. You can complete the web-based workshops at your own pace – pausing and saving your progress as you go.
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Level 1 Officials courses

Are you looking to start your Officiating journey? Officials play a vital role in athletics and running and our Level 1 Officials courses are a great first step towards becoming a qualified official. We are offering a variety of courses across the different officiating disciplines – and if there are no available dates then check back as we’ll be adding more soon.
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