11/02/2022- Coach


The first Coach Education course in 2022 is almost full, with one last place available. More places could be open if there are enough interested candidates. 

On 12th and 13th March, BF will offer an Introduction to Coaching Fencing (ITCF) course at Cundall Manor School, Cundall, York, to train a new group of Level 1 coaches.

Coach Education courses are organised in groups of up to 12 candidates. 11 aspiring coaches have already signed up for ITCF Cundall, and bookings will close when the last place is taken. Please note your booking is not confirmed until the booking fee is paid. Bookings will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.



If there is still interest in this course after bookings are closed, BF will assess the viability of opening more places for the same dates, If that is not possible, expressions of interest will be registered and considered for planning another course in the same area on different dates.

You can leave your expression of interest by completing this form or emailing [email protected].

More courses in other regions will be announced soon. Please check the Upcoming Courses page for updates



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.


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