Coaching Courses

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CPD Coaching Courses

Kids First TAG
Aimed at those coaching U6- U8 Tag Rugby, this course focuses on how to develop players movement skills, to coach through game zone/ skill zone approach, game management and refereeing. It will explore the Tag Rugby rules and the core skills needed to play Tag Rugby. Pre-Requisites: Must be at least 14 years old on event start date.

Kids First Contact
This course is aimed at coaches, referees and teachers new to contact rugby, which starts at the U9 age group. It will help you understand how to safely and effectively coach and referee the scrum and tackle and also how to utilise fun, game zone/ skill zone based approach. Pre-Requisites: Must be at least 14 years old on event start date.


England Rugby Coaching Award Level 2 Qualification

Courses commence with a series of monthly webinars, with tasks for the participants to work on with their players, digital resources to support them and an online community of practice where they can get support directly from the Match Official and Coach Developers, followed by 2 face to face days to complete the course.

England Rugby Coaching Award


England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award (Previously Level 3 Qualification)

Please find details about the  England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award (Previously Level 3 Coaching) below. Please feel free to share with coaches for who it would be relevant.

The England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award for 2021/22 kicked off in February with 2 webinars that prospective participants need to complete.

First up was the Advanced Coaching Workshop Part 1, which is a free on-demand webinar that anyone wishing to take part in the ER Advanced Coaching Award MUST complete as a pre-requisite for booking.  It outlined details for the 2021/22 course, including expectations of applicants, the pre-requisites that need to be completed prior to booking and proposed course dates and venues.

This will be followed in March with the Advanced Coaching Workshop Part 2 with booking for the full courses due to open in May 2021.

To book onto and view the Advanced Coaching Workshop Part 1 on demand here: http://bit.ly/2ZbGRAo 

Please be aware that course dates and venues are provisional and subject to change or cancellation depending on the evolving situation with the Coronavirus pandemic.’


Online coaching resource available for sevens rugby

England Rugby has opened a window of opportunity for an online coaching resource to enhance coaches’ knowledge and understanding, specifically applied to sevens rugby. This innovative digital resource has been developed in conjunction with the England Sevens head coach Simon Amor, his support staff and playing squad.

The campaign window is now open and we are excited to offer this opportunity to any coach keen to develop their sevens knowledge. If you are interested, you can find the link via the online course booking page, found here, and book on as normal. Once enrolled, you will receive emails, in a staged fashion, which will allow access to video tutorials. These will include four chapters:

  1. Attacking Space
  2. Pass / Support / Realignment
  3. The Breakdown
  4. Defensive Principles

Upon completion, your RFU record will be updated with ‘attendance’.

If you are undertaking any sevens coaching, we recommend you sign up for this opportunity to develop your knowledge of this format of the game.

Dom Tripp

For more information about Sevens