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Coach in Running Fitness

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This running fitness qualification is the cornerstone of the Off-Track pathway. It is primarily for those working with Off-Track runners who wish to improve their fitness. All applicants must be active leaders or coaches who have completed as a minimum a Level 1 Assistant Coach, Fitness in Running & Walking, LiRF or Coaching Assistant qualification. CiRF is about the broad application to non track based endurance running rather than specific events or distances and is not designed for coaches who want to work with runners taking part in track based events such as 800m–10k track races or steeplechase. When qualified you will be insured to coach without supervision

Cost
England Athletics £420 (Club discount rate £255)
Welsh Athletics £400 (Club discount rate £350)
Athletics Northern Ireland £350

Introduction

Introduction

The Coach in Running Fitness Award explores the broad applications to non-track based endurance running events, rather than specific events or distances. It has been designed for those who coach runners over the age of 12 who participate in non-track based activities (road, fell cross country or multi terrain events).

Coach in Running Fitness coaches will work with runners of all abilities and interests, including those new to the sport, returning to the sport or competitive runners.

Course Duration: 4 days.

Assesment: Yes.

Minimum Age: 18.

Prerequistes: Level 1 Assistant Coach, Fitness in Running and Walking, LiRF or Coaching Assistant

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Important Information

Important Information

Minimum Age: The minimum age to attend this course is 18 years old

DBS Check: To be insured having taken this course it is a legal requirement that you also apply for and gain a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check with UK Athletics.

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DBS Check

DBS Check

To be insured having taken this course it is a legal requirement that you also apply for a disclosure check with the relevant authority in your Home Country (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.

If you live in England or Wales:

As well as taking this course you will have to apply for a DBS check with UK Athletics. For details on how to apply please visit the following link. Please direct all enquiries to the UKA Welfare Office on 0161 223 4246 or by emailing David Brown at dbrown@uka.org.uk.

If you live in Scotland

As well as taking this course you will have to apply for a PVG check via Disclosure Scotland. For further details on this proceed please contact Scottish Athletics or visit the following webpage. Please direct all enquiries to Scottish Athletics on 0131 539 7320.

If you live in Northern Ireland

As well as taking this course you will have to apply for a Access Northern Ireland disclosure. For further details on this matter please contact Athletics NI or visit the following webpage. Please direct all enquiries to Athletics NI on 028 9060 2707.

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Resources

Resources

You can find pre and post course resources here

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