Sports Specific Courses

National Governing Bodies of Sport run courses across the East Midlands specific to their sport.

National Governing Bodies organise a programme of UKCC courses, ranging from Level 1 (assistant coach) to Level 5 (master coach), and almost all National Governing Bodies coaching qualifications are based around the UK Coaching Certificate.

We work with National Governing Bodies to signpost coaches and instructors to a wide range of sports specific courses, but if you’re looking for more generic coaching courses such as First Aid for Leisure and Sport or Safeguarding and Protecting Children, please click here.




8th July 2013

Coach Tutor: Norman Randall

Course Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th October, 2nd, 3rd, 16th November

28th September – First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting of Children

Times: 9.00am – 5.00pm each day (expect for the for the First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting of Children courses on the 28th September which will run from 8.30am to 6pm)

Venue: Joseph Whitaker School, Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 0AG (click here for map)

Cost: £275.00 (Includes Course Manual and First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting of Children courses)

 £195.00 – Course Only

£45.00 – First Aid

£35.00 – Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Holding a recent First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting of Children are requirements of registration on the coach register. Certificates will not be issued until all registration requires have been met.

Entry Level Requirement. 1 year fencing experience. If you have been teaching Go Fence or Mini-fence and would like to make a transition to metal fencing, please discuss this with the course tutor prior to application.

Please note that candidates under the age of 18 will not be eligible to register as a coach and receive their qualification until they turn 18.

Applications. Applicants should send the registration form together with payment for the full course fee payable to British Fencing to Charlie Miller at or by post to the National Development Administrator, British Fencing, 1 Baron’s Gate, 33-35 Rothschild Road, London W4 5HT. Applicants may be self-funding, or part or whole funded by their clubs and/or through their County Sports Partnership (Coach Development Officer) and/or through England Fencing (Development Grants). For more information on Funding please visit the Funding for Coaches page.

For further information on the content of this course please contact Norman Randall at . Further information on coach development in general please contact .



Click here for the Minimum Standard of Active Coaches for Children and Young People.

Click here for the Course and Education Handball programme.


East Coach Award Programme 2013

The Coach Award Course Programme in the East for 2013 has been announced.  England Hockey Board is currently piloting an online booking process which will be rolled out nationally with effect from January 2013.

Level 1 Coaching Assistant Award Courses

Level 2 Coaching Award Courses



To sign up for Disciplinary Regulations Training, please complete the Registration Form and return to Louise Key at

Nordic Walking

Please click here for information about the INWA Nordic Walking Instructor Qualification. Please click here for a booking form.

For more information about Nordic Walking, visit their website at:

Here’s a video of Nordic Walking in the Spring in Buxton.  Two of the group were genuine novices who’d not done it before.  The rest of the group were very experienced (included three other instructors).





Table Tennis


Water Ski and Wakeboard