Coaching and Officials' courses


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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.

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Courses (qualifications)

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Coach in Running Fitness - Assessment Day

  • Course Dates: 23.Jun.2018
  • Location: Middlesbrough Sports Village, Alan Peacock Way, Middlesbrough
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: NC0945
  • 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.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 23.Jun.2018
  • Location: Shildon Sunnydale leisure Centre, Middridge Lane Shildon County Durham
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: NC0987
  • Booking Deadline: None


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: 30.Jun.2018 to 01.Jul.2018
  • Location: Shildon Sunnydale leisure Centre, Middridge Lane Shildon County Durham
  • Cost: £245
  • Course Code: NC0942
  • Booking Deadline: 22.Jun.2018


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.

Athletics Coach Speed – Day 3 & 4

  • Course Dates: 14.Jul.2018 to 06.Oct.2018
  • Location: Gateshead College Academy of Sport, next to Gateshead Int Stad, Neilson Road, Gateshead Tyne And Wear
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: NC0954S- Cancelled low bookings
  • Booking Deadline: 02.Jul.2018

This qualification is the cornerstone of the coach education pathway. In total the course consists of 4 contact days, which concludes with a practical assessment.

Athletics Coach Speed builds on and develops knowledge and skills learnt on Day 1 & 2 of the Athletics Coach Qualification. In addition, this part of the qualification looks into more technical aspects of Speed. 

Please note there needs to be a minimum of 4 weeks between your day 2 & 3 as there is homework and coaching practice required.

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisite: Booked on to an Athletics Coach Day 1 & 2

Athletics Coach Throws – Day 3 & 4

  • Course Dates: 14.Jul.2018 to 06.Oct.2018
  • Location: Gateshead College Academy of Sport, next to Gateshead Int Stad, Neilson Road, Gateshead Tyne And Wear
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: NC0954T
  • Booking Deadline: 02.Jul.2018

This qualification is the cornerstone of the coach education pathway. In total the course consists of 4 contact days, which concludes with a practical assessment.

Athletics Coach Throws builds on and develops knowledge and skills learnt on Day 1 & 2 of the Athletics Coach Qualification. In addition, this part of the qualification looks into more technical aspects of Throwing.

Please note there needs to be a minimum of 4 weeks between your day 2 & 3 as there is homework and coaching practice required.

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisite: Booked on to an Athletics Coach Day 1 & 2

Athletics Coach Endurance – Day 3 & 4

  • Course Dates: 15.Jul.2018 to 06.Oct.2018
  • Location: Gateshead College Academy of Sport, next to Gateshead Int Stad, Neilson Road, Gateshead Tyne And Wear
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: NC0954E- cancelled low bookings
  • Booking Deadline: 02.Jul.2018

This qualification is the cornerstone of the coach education pathway. In total the course consists of 4 contact days, which concludes with a practical assessment.

Athletics Coach Endurance builds on and develops knowledge and skills learnt on Day 1 & 2 of the Athletics Coach Qualification. In addition, this part of the qualification looks into more technical aspects of Endurance. 

Please note there needs to be a minimum of 4 weeks between your day 2 & 3 as there is homework and coaching practice required.

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisite: Booked on to an Athletics Coach Day 1 & 2

Athletics Coach Jumps – Day 3 & 4

  • Course Dates: 15.Jul.2018 to 06.Oct.2018
  • Location: Gateshead College Academy of Sport, next to Gateshead Int Stad, Neilson Road, Gateshead Tyne And Wear
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: NC0954J- cancelled low numbers
  • Booking Deadline: 02.Jul.2018

This qualification is the cornerstone of the coach education pathway. In total the course consists of 4 contact days, which concludes with a practical assessment.

Athletics Coach Jumps builds on and develops knowledge and skills learnt on Day 1 & 2 of the Athletics Coach Qualification. In addition, this part of the qualification looks into more technical aspects of Jumping. 

Please note there needs to be a minimum of 4 weeks between your day 2 & 3 as there is homework and coaching practice required.

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisite: Booked on to an Athletics Coach Day 1 & 2

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 16.Sep.2018
  • Location: Brittan Building, Middlesborough Towers, 4th Floor, Teeside University, Middlesborough, Tees Valley,
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: NC1057
  • Booking Deadline: 03.Sep.2018


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.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 29.Sep.2018
  • Location: The Walker Dome, (Lightfoot Centre) Wharrier Street Walker Tyne And Wear
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: NC1010
  • Booking Deadline: 17.Sep.2018


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: 29.Sep.2018 to 30.Sep.2018
  • Location: The Walker Dome, (Lightfoot Centre) Wharrier Street Walker Tyne And Wear
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: NC1011
  • Booking Deadline: 17.Sep.2018

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.

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