13/10/2021- Coach


Bookings are open for the new Level 1 BF Coach Education course.

A new Introduction to Coaching Fencing (ITCF) course is scheduled for the 27th and 28th of November at the Manchester Fencing Centre.

The course was developed for those with fencing experience who wish to start coaching, and also people who have an interest in working in a community setting, providing those first fencing experiences. The course will provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to deliver group sessions developing the basic skills of fencing.

Who should attend?

People from clubs and organisations with a number of years of fencing experience, who are confident with the fencing actions.

Pre-requisites to attend the course

  • 18 + Years old (16 & 17-year-olds are also welcome,  based on a suitable reference from eg their club)
  • Experience in fencing (Ideally beyond 12 months) and/or a Core Coach qualification
  • Hold a valid British Fencing membership


The course is based on a modular approach with a combination of theoretical and practical content. The course consists of 2 days (16 hours) plus home study – Approximately 20 hours total

Become a registered coach

To become a British Fencing Registered Coach, you also are required to hold:

  • A valid membership to British Fencing
  • Current UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate or equivalent
  • Current Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate
  • A valid criminal records check.

 For further information about these requirements please click here.

First Aid and other BF courses

If you are looking for a suitable First Aid course or interested in other BF coaching courses, please complete this form to express your interest. We will contact you directly when there is more information available about the course you enquired about.

The BF Coaching Framework

The BF Coaching Framework recognises the different needs fencers have in each development stage of their fencing journey, and the different skills and attributes coaches should master to respond to those needs. You can read more about the BF Coaching Framework here and the stages of your Coaching Journey here.

A further breakdown of the ITCF course and full course info can be found here.


If you have any questions, please contact coordinator@britishfencing.com.

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