Organise a Course

We rely on volunteers to organise coaching courses locally. This is a vital role, and we thank everyone who contributes towards the training of coaches in this way.

COVID-19: We are not currently accepting course registration forms. As soon as we are able to resume this, we will update course organisers by email and using this webpage. We want to stay in touch with the coaching community during this time and we are happy to help as best we can with questions or concerns.

We welcome people who are new to course organisation. If you are interested, please take a look at our guidance and contact us if you need any help.

If you are interested in organising your own course, please use the handy guides as your first point of reference. Once you are familiar with this and are ready to organise a course, please register your course with Archery GB using the Course Registration form provided.

If you have any questions or would like to talk this over, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us by emailing or calling 01952 602 795.

All course documentation, can be downloaded from the document section below.

New courses in 2020

In 2020 we will start delivering refreshed versions of our Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualifications.

The changes to the courses have some knock-on effects as to how courses are organised, compared to how they have been organised previously, although these are not big differences.

Full details about how to organise a new version of the Level 1 or Level 2 coaching course can be found in the updated handy guide to course organisation. Here is a summary of what is staying the same, and what is new, from a course organiser’s perspective:

When can the new courses be delivered?

Registration is now open for the new ‘Session Coach’ (Level 1) for courses starting from 7 March and for the new ‘Development Coach’ starting from 4 April 2020.

What’s staying the same?

  • The duration of the courses, and also the spacing of the days across the course duration.
    • The Session Coach course is 4 days including assessment.
    • The Development Coach course is 7 days including assessment.
  • The process for registering a course – please continue to register courses using the Course Registration form.
  • The process of booking Learners onto a course – please continue to send in the Learner Application forms.
  • Supporting the course – please continue to be available to support the course at the venue while it progresses.
  • The process of paying Coach Developers – please continue to pay the Coach Developer directly upon invoice.

What’s different?

  • The course titles have changed from ‘Level 1’ and ‘Level 2’ to ‘Session Coach’ and Development Coach’ respectively.
  • The content of the courses has been refreshed, and the courses are now assembled into discernible modules. This makes it clearer to Learner’s what topics the courses cover, and also allows Archery GB to appoint specialist Coach Developers to deliver certain modules. This will mean that for some courses more than one Coach Developer will be involved in the programme delivery, and so is something the Course Organiser needs to be aware of.
  • Archery GB will appoint Coach Developer’s to the courses. This means that Course Organiser’s no longer have to source a Coach Developer themselves, which was the case of the previous Level 2 course.
  • The ratio of Learners to Coach Developers has changed.
    • For tutoring this has changed from 12:1 to 16:1. This means that 4 more places on a course are available. This is on standard condition that the venue selected to host the course has the necessary capacity.
    • For assessment the ratio has changed to 8:1 for the Session Coach course, and 4:1 for the Development Coach course.
  • Coach Developer’s involved in delivering the learning programme are now eligible to undertake the practical assessments also.
  • The Central Course Fee for Level 1 has increased from £90/Learner to £100/Learner. The Central Course Fee for Level 2 has increased from £110/Learner to £125/Learner. (This is the first increase in charges since 2008).
  • For assessment only, the fees payable to the Coach Developers have increased.
  • Instead of printed resource manual’s, Learner’s will now be provided with course resources using ‘Learning Curve’.

Will there be any other changes in 2020, that Course Organisers need to know about?

  • We are in the process of reviewing how courses are administered. In particular, we would like to make the booking process easier for Learner’s and Course Organisers by reducing the need for form filling, and allowing online booking instead. We will be in touch with a sample of Course Organisers to discuss possible changes and ensure any changes are agreed upon before they are introduced.
  • The qualification status has changed. Both courses are currently non-regulated qualifications and we are working with the awarding body 1st4sport Qualifications Awarding Body as a development and endorsement partner. Further information about the status of the qualifications will be provided in 2020.