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Coach Development

Coach Development

Whilst a coaching qualification is an essential part of a journey into angling coaching, it is still only the start of a coach's journey. Passing your driving test does not mean you are Lewis Hamilton, and getting your angling coaching qualification does not mean you are a great coach.

Upon qualifying, it is essential to recognise that this is only the start and that to become a great coach you must continue to learn and develop: this includes taking part in further training, qualifications and CPD.

Angling Trust CPD

The Angling Trust will be running a series of CPD days accessible to Licensed Coaches at a significantly reduced rate. The CPD days will look to run further training and coaching specialisms adding to the knowledge of angling coaches.

CPD days will be delivered on demand and must be filled to allow them to run. If you are interested, please contact us on


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No CPD events currently available for booking: please check periodically as details will be added here as soon as a workshop is open for applications.

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CAST Skills Awards — training workshop for licensed Level 2 coaches

A workshop has been arranged to take place at Heywood in Lancashire for currently-licensed Level 2 coaches to train to deliver the CAST Skills Awards.  This is scheduled for Sunday 24th September at 9:30 am.

The event is open to those who hold a current Level 2 coach licence, and the cost per coach will be £25 which covers the training, attendance certificate and a starter pack of delivery resources.  Places are available on a "first come, first served" basis.

The venue is the Heywood & District Angling Society premises at Mutual Mills (postcode OL10 4HP).

Ways to book a place:

  • Download an application form (see link below), print, complete and post it with a cheque or Postal Order to the AT Licensing office in Ilkeston;
  • Include the details requested on the form in an email to and ring 0115 822 4538 to pay by credit or debit card;
  • Ring 0115 822 4538 to supply the required information and pay by card.

You can download an application form here.

If you're sending a cheque or Postal Order, please make it payable to Angling Trust Ltd.

Angling Trust Coach Licensing
The Old Police Station
Wharncliffe Road
DE7  5GF

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UK Coaching training (previously Sports Coach UK)

scUK which has recently been rebranded as UK Coaching is the UK's technical agency for coaching, established as a charity more than 30 years ago to promote for the public benefit the education of sports coaches, youth and community sports leaders, physical education teachers and other people engaged in the teaching and encouragement of sporting skills in the fields of physiology, biomechanics, psychology, sociology, philosophy and other sports-related subjects.

Interested in further learning? Then have a look at the workshops UKC has to offer at
sports coach UK

Safeguarding training for Level 2 qualifications/ L2 Licensing

Licensed Level 2 coaches need to keep their Safeguarding training current and update it at least every 3 years, and this training needs to be sourced from UK Coaching/sports coach UKSafeguarding training undertaken through other bodies is not currently accepted for coach licensing.

If you want to renew your Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate, you can now do this online at Safeguarding Training Online.  This option removes the need for travel and the course can be done at a time of your own choice.  (Please note this is ONLY for coaches who have previously undertaken at least one attended workshop for SCUK/UK Coaching Safeguarding training.)

UKAD protecting sport - Coach Clean

UK Anti-Doping, Sports Coach UK and Coachwise Ltd have been working in partnership to develop 'Coach Clean', an interactive e-learning programme designed for Level 2 Coaches. The programme aims to provide all lead club coaches with essential anti-doping information to coach athletes to be clean and stay clean.

Coaches undertaking their UK Coach Clean Level 2 can use this e-learning programme as evidence against the anti-doping criteria in their qualification. The e-learning module covers:
  • Doping-free sport.
  • The role of WADA and UK Anti-Doping.
  • Good practice
  • Testing procedures
  • The health, social and physical consequences of doping
Take the course HERE.

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