England Rugby Coaching Award

Bookings are now open for the England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award (previously Level 3) pre requisite Workshops for the 2022/2023 Season. The purpose of this course is to develop self-reflecting advanced practitioners with a clear understanding of what drives, influences and supports them to get better. The Advanced Award is a yearlong course,  which is competence assessed. For coaches to achieve competence, there will be a significant expectation concerning the volume of work and requirements to demonstrate the competencies, above and beyond their normal coaching roles. Before engaging in the prerequisite Workshops, please reflect on your readiness to complete the Award alongside existing commitments.

The pre requisite Workshops consist of the below:

Workshop 1 (On Demand)- to be completed by 31st December 2021- https://bit.ly/ERACA-W1

The first Workshop will be delivered On Demand from the 1st November 2021- 31st December 2021 via Workcast. This means that you can complete the Webinar at any time between the 1st November 2021 and 31st December 2021. Please ensure that you register for this course via the GMS Booking link above. Failure to do so, may mean that the Workshop is not added to your GMS profile and will prevent you from accessing the full Award Course. We will be collating a list of all those that complete the Webinar via Workcast on 31st December, so please ensure you complete this Workshop by then to progress to Workshop 2.

This first Workshop will introduce you to key differences between the England Rugby Coaching Award and the England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award. We will also look at the course format and structure to give you an understanding of what you might expect from the full Award Course.

Workshop 2 (Live Sessions)- in January & February 2022

All those that complete Workshop 1 by 31st December 2021, will be notified of the Workshop 2 dates and booking links in the New Year 2022. These session will be live and delivered via Microsoft Teams. Once again, individuals will need to ensure that they register via GMS for this Workshop to be added to their GMS profile.

Workshop 2 will introduce some of the course content, including Game (Tactical) Understanding, Co Coaching and Observation. This session will give you an idea of the type of content delivered and enable you to make a decision about your readiness to engage with the level of content and understanding required of an Advanced Coach.

England Rugby Advanced Award 2022-2023 Bookings (£1000)

Following the conclusion of the pre requisite Workshops, all eligible candidates will be contacted directly with booking links to access the full Award Course. Please note, that in addition to the prerequisite Workshops above, candidates will also need to demonstrate that:

  • They have held a Level 2/ ERCA for 3 years or more– completed prior to 1st September 2019.
  • Have attended both Advanced Workshop 1 (Nov/Dec 2021) and Advanced Workshop 2 (Jan/Feb 2022).
  • Be in an active coaching role (in England) with the same team across a whole season, spanning the course cycle with tasks set in mind.
  • Acceptable environments:
    • Age Grade
    • Youth & Schools
    • Adult Community
    • Talent Pathway
    • Adult Performance

The above pre requisites to access the full Award Course are not negotiable and will need to be demonstrated on an individual’s GMS profile.

Some financial support is available for suitable candidates. To find out more about this please contact Dave Andrews on [email protected]

We wish you the best of luck with your continued Coaching Journey.