Coaches and Leaders inspire, support and develop athletes and runners of all abilities, age groups and backgrounds to fulfil their potential in athletics and running.

England Athletics wants to ensure coaches and leaders are able to offer safe, enjoyable and high quality experiences to athletes and runners across all disciplines and all ability levels. We provide a range of informative and engaging qualifications that are underpinned by high quality developmental opportunities that directly support coaches operating in both track & field off track environments..


Technical officials play an important role in the development of athletes, coaches and the sport itself. A friendly meet and greet between officials, coaches and athletes at an event can be the catalyst for inspiring the next generation of individuals to progress the sport in all its forms. 

Every part of the athletics experience directly links to each other and officials can bring about positive change and experiences that can result in athletes achieving personal bests, medals or just enjoying their events and recommend friends and family to join the athletics community.


I’m looking to start coaching/officiating – which course should I attend?

For coaching please visit the ‘Get Into Coaching’ page to see which options you have.

For officiating please visit the Officiating Journey page to see which options you have.

I am already a coach/official and would like to develop my skills and knowledge – what are my options?

Please visit the coach development opportunities and the officials development opportunities pages to see which opportunities are currently available.

I have previous experience in coaching sport – can I start coaching athletics?

Our entry level courses can be found on our ‘Get Into Coaching’ page.

You may be able to utilise the skills and knowledge developed in other sports through our Recognition of Prior Learning process. To find out more please visit our ‘Get Into Coaching’ page.

I am an experienced athlete and would like to start coaching – how can I get involved?

Our entry level courses can be found on our ‘Get Into Coaching’ page.

We deliver a programme aimed at athletes who have represented England or GB at senior level. If you meet this criteria please visit our ‘Get Into Coaching’ page.

I can no longer attend a course that I have already booked – what are my options?

If the course has yet to start you should be able to transfer by using the online transfer process. To transfer your current booking please login to your Athletics Hub account. Once logged in on your dashboard you will see your current course booking. To the right you will see the transfer button. Click on this to complete.

There is a £30 administration fee for this process.

All bookings have a 14 day cooling off period.

I can no longer attend part of a course that I have already started – what are my options?

Please get in touch at to discuss your options.

For any transfer to a new date a £30 administration fee is payable.

Where do I find my course resources/online modules?

Courses and online modules are accessed via Athletics Hub:

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