Teacher Award

The Archery GB Teacher Award is an entry-level training course for those with Qualified Teacher Status, which prepares learners to deliver fun and safe introductory sessions for pupils in a school setting.

About the course

The Archery GB Teacher Award is the qualification designed for teachers delivering archery in the school setting. The course is designed for learners with little or no prior experience of archery. Learners must have qualified teacher status (QTS) or working towards this, to be eligible for the course. The course is two days long and includes a continuous assessment and workbook. The successful learner will gain an Archery GB Teacher certificate of attendance.

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

  • How to set up a range
  • How to select appropriate equipment
  • How to shoot arrows and prepare sessions
  • Understand basic technique
  • How to organise games and competitions
  • Explore links to the curriculum

Impact on your school objectives:

  • Ideal sport to ‘inspire all pupils to succeed and excel’
  • Add variety and breadth to your sporting offer
  • Include within extra-curricular and enrichment programmes
  • Archery is part of the School Games, satellite club and club-links programmes


What are the differences between the Archery GB Instructor Award and Teacher Award?

The Teacher Award is open only to those with QTS and those working towards it, who will be delivering archery within the school setting. The Teacher Award covers links to the curriculum, planning of successive sessions and basic equipment repair, which the Instructor Award does not.

The Teacher Award does not include generic delivery skills about how to teach a group, which the Instructor Award does include.

The assessment processes are different, as the Teacher Award is a continuous assessment throughout the course via a workbook and practical sessions. The Instructor Award is assessed with a multi-choice test and practical assessment.

The Teacher Award is a National Governing Body awarded qualification, which on successful completion, the learner receives a certificate. There is no further renewal process. The Instructor Award provides the successful candidate with a licence which is renewable every three years

How much will it cost?

Course costs range from £150-190 per person, depending on location.

Find a course

Teacher Award 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 email us to register your interest via 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 enrollment onto the course, the course content, and an outline guide to the timetable for each session.

Renewing your licence

Please note that the Teacher Award is a qualification and does not provide a licence. Therefore, this does not require a renewal.

Reissuing of certificates

You will receive your Archery GB Teacher Award certificate within 30 days of the course completion (if you have not received this please contact us as soon as possible). Reissuing of the Certificate incurs a charge of £10.00.

Set up a course for your organisation

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 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 


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