09/11/2021- Coach


An Introduction to Coaching Fencing (ITCF, Level 1) course is scheduled for the weekend of the 27th and 28th November in Manchester, in the North West Region.

The Introduction to Coaching Fencing (ITCF) 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)
  • Hold 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 – Approx. 20 hours total

Pre-requisites for certification

  • 18 years of age (or 16-17 with a reference eg from their club)
  • Evidence of the appropriate First Aid training
  • Evidence of the appropriate Safeguarding and Protecting Children training
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check

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 [email protected].


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