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.

Player Welfare / Medical

First Aid in Rugby (Level 1)

Full-day, competency-based accreditation course which helps participants to deal with rugby-specific injuries in a practical-based environment.

Online Pre-requisites:

Immediate Care in Rugby (Level 2)

2-day, competency-based accreditation course for Doctors and Healthcare Professionals which prepares Doctors and Healthcare Professionals to provide optimal pitch side immediate trauma and medical care for their and players by standardising their approach, assessment and delivery of care.

Online Pre-requisites:

Advanved Immediate Care in Rugby (Level 3)

Advanced Immediate Care in Rugby (Level 3). 3-4-day, competency-based accreditation course for Doctors and Healthcare Professionals which further develops Doctors and Healthcare Professionals to provide optimal pitch side immediate trauma and medical care for their and players by standardising their approach, assessment, diagnosis and delivery of advanced care.

Online Pre-requisites:

Match Day Doctor

Match Day Doctor. Full-day, competency-based accreditation course for union Doctors operating HIA within their Tournaments.

Online Pre-requisites:

Qualification Equivalence

Information of the equivalence of our member union and alternative provider qualifications can be found here.