Face-to-face courses and accreditations

World Rugby works in conjunction with our Regional Associations and member unions to deliver a needs-based, blended learning portfolio of online learning and face-to-face attendance/accreditation courses. Our aim is to enable our member unions to become self-sustainable in the delivery of the entry/mid-level courses, whilst our higher level courses are delivered on a regional basis. Some of our larger member unions choose to deliver their own suite of Training and Education courses, so please check with your union to find out what training courses are available in the first instance. World Rugby’s face-to-face courses and accreditations are delivered by our network of over 2000 Licenced Trainers and Educators. This network delivers our courses on behalf of, and on the approval of, both their member unions and World Rugby. They are trained, quality assured, and licenced by World Rugby to do so. The full list of courses delivered is available below, along with the online pre-requsites which participants must complete before attending a course.

Coaching

Introduction to Coaching (Level 1).

Full-day, non-assessed, attendance-based course which provides the novice coach with advice on both what and how to coach in a practical-based environment.

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Developing your Coaching (Level 2).

2-day, competency-based accreditation course which builds on the Level 1 course and further develops tactical and technical coaching as well as coaching process skills in a practical-based environment.

Online Pre-requisites:

Analysis and Preparation for Coaching (Level 3).

4-day, competency-based accreditation course which helps prepare a coach to deliver season of coaching, structure a game plan based on strengths and weaknesses of own and opposition team and further develops coaching process skills.

Online Pre-requisites:

Introduction to Coaching Sevens (Level 1 7s).

Full-day, non-assessed, attendance-based course which provides the novice Sevens coach with advice on both what and how to coach in a practical-based environment.

Online Pre-requisites:

Coaching Sevens (Level 2).

2-day, competency-based accreditation course which builds on the Level 1 Sevens course and further develops tactical and technical coaching as well as coaching process skills in a practical-based environment.

Online Pre-requisites:

Coaching Children 

Half-day, non assessed, attendance-based course which provides the coach with age-appropriate coaching methods and activities to make children's rugby active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.

Online Pre-requisites:

Qualification Equivalence

Information of the equivalence of our member union coaching qualifications can be found here.