Instructor Award

The Archery GB Instructor Award is an entry-level training course that prepares learners to deliver fun and safe introductory sessions for beginners.

About the course

The Archery GB Instructor Award is the industry’s leading training course for archery. The course is designed for learners with little or no prior experience of archery. Learners must be at least 17 years old by the first day of the course. The course is a two day course and includes a practical assessment. The successful learner will gain an Archery GB Instructor licence which lasts for three years. After this it can be renewed by successfully completing an online renewal module. The licence does not provide the instructor with insurance.

These are some of the skills you will learn on the course:

  • How to shoot arrows
  • How to prepare and deliver archery sessions
  • How to select appropriate equipment
  • How to set up a range
  • How to ensure safety on the range

How much will it cost?

Course costs range from £180-230 per person, depending on location.

Find a course

Instructor courses taking place across the UK can be found using the Course Finder . To book your place on to one of these courses please contact the advertised course organiser.

Courses organised by our delivery partner Sport Structures Ltd can be found here

Courses are added regularly, so check back if there’s nothing in your area currently. Alternatively, if a course isn’t currently available near you, please register your interest by leaving us with a few details via this link: register of interest. This will help us to arrange more courses where they are needed.

If you have a disability

Please provide details to your course organiser in advance of the course starting, if you require any specific support to be provided during the course.

If you have a disability or difficulty that puts you at a substantial disadvantage relating to the assessment of the qualification, please read the Learner Reasonable Adjustment Process to find out how you can access specific arrangements and support for completion of the assessment tasks.

Guidance for learners

We’ve provided further guidance about the course in the below documents, which you can download for your personal reference.  These will give you full details about the terms of enrolment onto the course, the course content, and an outline guide to the timetable for each session.

Renewing your licence

To remain as a recognised archery Instructor for Archery GB, your Instructor Award licence needs to be renewed every third year following your original course completion date.

It costs £40 to renew your licence, which you can now do online by successfully passing a learning module, to ensure your knowledge is up to date. You’ll get the latest Archery GB Instructor Award handbook to download. Once you’ve successfully completed the learning module, we will post to an up to date certificate. You need to achieve at least 75% to pass, and you have two attempts.  If you are unsuccessful on the second attempt, you will need to pay again to repeat the learning module. It is your responsibility to renew within the three-year period.

Changing address?

So that we can keep your licence information up to date and send you a renewal reminder, please remember to update your contact details. You can do this by going to AGB Sport80

If you have used this login before, please log in and update your details.

If you have not used this login before:

  1. Click on ‘Recover Account from Previous System’
  2. Enter ‘Membership Number’. This is your licence number which is printed on your licence card. If you have not received this or do not have it, please contact us
  3. Leave the Password field blank
  4. Enter your email address. Please use the email address which you provided us when you completed your Instructor Award
  5. Enter your date of birth
  6. Click ‘Recover Account’

If you are having any problems with this process please contact the help desk using

Reissuing of certificates and licence cards

You will receive your Archery GB Instructor Award certificate and licence card within 30 days of the course completion (if you have not received this within 6 weeks please contact us). Reissuing of the Certificate and Licence Card, beyond the 6 week period will incur a charge of £10.00.

Set up a course for your organisation

Information about how to set up a course can be found in the Archery GB Instructor Award Guidance for Organisations.

If you would like to set up a course on behalf of your organisation, please contact us and we will provide you with full support, a tutor, and the necessary resources to host a course.


Phone: 01952 602795

Need help?

For renewals and general enquiries please use the contact details below.


Phone: 01952 677 888


If you are not satisfied with a course you have attended and wish to complain, please refer to the Archery GB Learner Complaints Process.


Course Finder 


Handy Guide Instructor Award Guidance for Learners
Handy Guide Instructor Award Guidance for Organisations
Code of Conduct – Coaches, Judges and Officials
Learner Reasonable Adjustment Process 2020

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