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.

Click on a link below to find out more:

Coaching section including How to qualify as a coach

Officials section including Officials' courses 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.


For other events such as development opportunities please see our events section

Courses (qualifications)

Athletics Coach Days 1 & 2

  • Course Dates: 10.Nov.2018 to 11.Nov.2018
  • Location: Stantonbury Leisure, Purbeck, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN
  • Cost: £435
  • Course Code: SC1249
  • Booking Deadline: 26.Oct.2018

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £270

 

To book online please click here.

 

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.

Day 1 & 2 of the course will cover the generic content of running, jumping and throwing and physical preparation. Once candidates have booked a their Athletics Coach Day 1 & 2 and received their booking confirmation, they should then select their Day 3 & 4 Event Technical option in either Endurance, Speed, Jump and Throws. The course also includes an online Knowledge Test and a Safeguarding module.

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.

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisite: Level 1 Assistant Coach or Coaching Assistant

Athletics Coach Endurance – Day 3 & 4

  • Course Dates: 09.Dec.2018 to 09.Mar.2019
  • Location: Stantonbury Leisure, Purbeck, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN
  • Cost: n/a
  • Course Code: SC1249E
  • Booking Deadline: 23.Nov.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

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 23.Sep.2018
  • Location: Caroline Chisholm School?, Wooldale Centre For Learning, Wooldale Road, Wootton, Northamptonshire, NN4 6TP
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: MC1066
  • Booking Deadline: 10.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: 21.Oct.2018
  • Location: *NEW VENUE* The Arena, University of Bedfordshire, Bedford campus, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: *NEW VENUE*SC1206
  • Booking Deadline: 05.Oct.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: 03.Nov.2018 to 04.Nov.2018
  • Location: *NEW VENUE* The Arena, University of Bedfordshire, Bedford campus, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: *NEW VENUE* SC1207
  • Booking Deadline: 19.Oct.2018

England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £255

To book online please click here

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.

9th December 2018

3rd March 2019

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

  • Course Dates: 06.Oct.2018 to 07.Oct.2018
  • Location: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttman Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP
  • Cost: £420
  • Course Code: SC1157
  • Booking Deadline: 21.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.

To book online please click here.

 
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.

Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Course Dates: 12.Jan.2019
  • Location: Denbigh High School Sports Centtre, Alexandra Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1HE
  • Cost: £160
  • Course Code: SC1194
  • Booking Deadline: 14.Dec.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.