Archery GB Session Coach (Level 1) - Archery GB’s Session Coach course prepares learners to deliver engaging sessions for beginners. You’ll learn how to design and deliver a beginner’s course, the most popular way for archery clubs to welcome new members, and gain a recognised qualification which makes you stand out from people doing informal coaching and instructing.
You’ll learn how to design and deliver a beginner’s course, the most popular way for archery clubs to welcome new members, and gain a recognised qualification which makes you stand out from people doing informal coaching and instructing.
This qualification is structured into the module. Each module is completed separately, providing greater flexibility to complete the learning around work and home-life. We recommend completing the modules in the order described, although we recognise this may not always be possible.
Being a coach is in itself a learning journey, where we adapt and refine our skills by learning from our experiences. This module identifies simple yet must-have skills for coaches, including how to use reflection and feedback to take action towards improvement.
Empowering Archery™ focuses on how to optimise people’s experiences of archery and help them achieve their goals.
Every archer knows that learning good shooting technique early on sets you up for a happy and healthy experience of archery. From a coach’s perspective, understanding the basics of shooting form and teaching these to your beginners from the first session is really important.
Coaching offers us a wonderful opportunity to offer new people to our sport something in life that is increasingly missing from day-to-day activities. This is a sense of achievement, development, and connection alongside the multitude of health benefits. But this doesn’t happen by accident, it takes a real coach to curate a session that has all the right ingredients for beginners to really enjoy and benefit from the session. This module invites coaches to explore how they can create sessions that meet their audience’s needs.
This module helps coaches to apply what they have learnt on the course, with a focus on using drills and skills to improve the quality of practice for archers.
Coaches are asked to practice their coaching (for example at their club), which can start as soon as they have completed a module of the course. It is important coaches pick a local mentor to provide support throughout this process; someone trustworthy and encouraging.
After getting enough practice, coaches return for the final day of the course, ready to provide a sample coaching session with peers on the course. We’re not expecting perfection, as this is all about learning. We’re looking for coaches to apply what they have learned from the other modules.
Anyone can take any of the modules to further their learning. Coaches at all levels may find interest in some of the topics and may take a module to expand their knowledge of coaching. Modules can also be counted as CPD points for your coach licence renewal.
It is important that anyone attending a module/course has basic experience of taking part in archery (i.e. beyond a beginner level). The course is open to members and non-members of Archery GB, aged at least 15 years old by the first day of the course. When carrying out supported practice sessions, learners who are under the age of 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Archery is an inclusive, welcoming and accessible sport so we encourage people of all abilities to become a coach. If you have a disability or additional learning needs, we can make specific arrangements during the tuition and/or assessment to ensure you are not unfairly disadvantaged. Please read the Reasonable Adjustment policy, in the Resources section of this page, for full details, and to make an application for reasonable adjustment.
Online modules cost £27 each for 2 sessions each lasting 2 hours. When the modules are delivered live, two modules will take place in one day at a cost of £77 each. The total cost of the course can vary depending on if you are doing the online module or a live course. Course fees will usually range from £260 to £300.
Please note course fees do not include travel to and from the venue, or any accommodation or meals.
There is an additional cost for safeguarding training which is a mandatory requirement of obtaining your coach licence.
The fees from in-person courses are used to pay for the venue and equipment, Coach Developers, learning materials and certificates, back-office support and the costs for the behind-the-scenes development of the course. If you are a volunteer coach and are coaching to benefit your club, we highly recommend enquiring with your club or county about financial assistance.
You can book to attend our coaching course modules via the button below. Practical modules are organised on a local basis, and the venue is typically an archery club, sports centre or school.
Full details about the course are provided within the Guidance for Learners. This contains important information, including the terms and conditions, and needs to be read before applying to attend a course.