Upcoming Courses

 

TEAM MANAGER COURSES

Domestic Team Manager Training – fully online, on-demand.

A minimum of 6 people are required to run the International Training module. The maximum number per course is 12.

International Team Manager Training Dates:

  • To Be Announced

COACHING COURSES

Please be aware of all the requirements needed to be on the British Fencing coaching register and insured to coach.

For coaching course queries, please contact:

Coaching Course Descriptions


 

 

SWORD IN HAND COACHING CPD OPPORTUNITIES

Continual Professional Development (CPD) is now being supported through running dedicated CPD workshops designed to support and enhance coaches’ coaching skills focused on the technical coaching HOW skills. 

BF training is free to access, although BF will not provide accommodation/food or cover travel costs.

 Please register for multiple events using this link below.


ITA & GBR EPEE & FOIL COACHING SEMINAR 2024

Supported by British Fencing.

CPD for working EPEE and FOIL coaches, led by world-class ITA and GBR coaches.

Date: July 5th – 7th

Venue: Epsom College Sports Hall, College Road, EPSOM, Surrey, KT17 4JQ

A chance to look at the modern weapons, discuss coaching practice and theory, and review coaching practices.5 x 2.5 hour sessions over 3 days (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon), including session of video analysis and discussion on Italian fencing and coaching,and the recent evolution of the weapons.

Sessions for foot- and blade-work, plenty of blade-in-hand coaching practice.

FEATURING from Italy:

Daniele Anile (EPEE) – Leading Italian Federation coach & coach-educator

Lorenz Lauria (FOIL) – Part of Massialis coaching team

from Britain:

John Rees (EPEE) – Leading GBR coach and coach-educator

Peter Barwell (FOIL) – Part of ZFW coaching team, coach to Cadet World Champion, Amelie Tsang.

Cost: BF registered coaches pay £100 for full weekend (£150 others)

£75 students/concessions/unwaged. Free to fencers coming as stooges.

Pre-booked meals available on site.  Contact us if you need help with pairing-up or booking accommodation.

Transfers available from stations (Epsom or Chessington).

Contact:  Kate Smith for more details.

Registration link: ITA GBR Coaching Seminar July 2024

 


BF Sword in Hand CPD

Weapons: All weapons

Dates: 20th July (PM only) & 21st July (AM only) 2024

Times: TBC

Venue: Leon Paul Centre, Unit 19 Garrick Industrial Centre, Irving Way, London NW9 6AQ

Registration Link: https://bf.sport80.com/public/wizard/e/39497


BF Sword in Hand CPD

Weapon: Foil

Dates: 19th & 20th October 2024

Times: TBC

Venue: Leon Paul Centre, Unit 19 Garrick Industrial Centre, Irving Way, London NW9 6AQ

Registration Link: https://bf.sport80.com/public/wizard/e/39512


BF Sword in Hand CPD

Weapon: Epee

Date: 23rd November 2024

Times: TBC

Venue: Leon Paul Centre, Unit 19 Garrick Industrial Centre, Irving Way, London NW9 6AQ

Registration Link: https://bf.sport80.com/public/wizard/e/39513


BF Sword in Hand CPD

Weapon: Sabre

Date: 14th December 2024

Times: TBC

Venue: Leon Paul Centre, Unit 19 Garrick Industrial Centre, Irving Way, London NW9 6AQ

Registration Link: https://bf.sport80.com/public/wizard/e/39500


BF Sword in Hand CPD

Weapons: All weapons

Dates: 4th & 5th January 2025

Times: TBC

Venue: Leon Paul Centre, Unit 19 Garrick Industrial Centre, Irving Way, London NW9 6AQ

Registration Link: https://bf.sport80.com/public/wizard/e/39501


BF Sword in Hand CPD

Weapons: All weapons

Date:  16th March 2025

Times: TBC

Venue: Leon Paul Centre, Unit 19 Garrick Industrial Centre, Irving Way, London NW9 6AQ

Registration Link: https://bf.sport80.com/public/wizard/e/39502

If you would like an informal chat about the opportunity please email [email protected] or [email protected] to arrange a call. 

OTHER CPD OPPORTUNITIES FOR COACHES

ADVANCED COACHING PROGRAMME

For more information see this news post

The aim of British Fencing’s Advanced Coaching Programme is to support the growth of our coaches through the exploration of their own coaching philosophy, reflective practice and values as well providing an opportunity to explore performance, athlete and season planning.  Other subject areas covered by the programme are skill acquisition, session design and deepening the understanding of the coach and athlete pathway philosophy and the responsibilities of the coaches within it.


UK COACHING FOCUS PROGRAMME

The Focus Coaching Programme is a UK Coaching development offer intended to support coaches to better understand their coaching practice, with a focus on performance planning, coaching behaviour, practice design and goal setting.

Read more about the FOCUS programme

SAFEGUARD CORE COURSE

SafeGuard Core- is a bespoke safeguarding training course designed for Coaches, Club Welfare Officers, Team Managers who need to renew their safeguarding certificates. Learn more.

Course Type : Online (Via Zoom)

Price: £27

Note: If your current certificate expires before the course date you intend to book, please let us know via [email protected] so that we can extend the date of the current training, ensuring you do not fall off the relevant Register.

Once your booking has been confirmed you will receive an automated email from smartsheet with the zoom link. Please check your spam folders if you do not have this within one week of sign-up.

  • SafeGuard Core 09.08.2024 – 09:00-12:00 (5 places available)
  • SafeGuard Core 25.09.2024 – 18:00- 21:00 (8 places available)
  • SafeGuard Core 01.10.2024 – 18:00-21:00 (5 places available)
  • SafeGuard Core 27.10.2024 –  09:00-12:00 (10 places available)
  • SafeGuard Core 15.11.2024 – 09:00-12:00 (12 places available)
  • SafeGuard Core 04.12.2024 – 18:00- 21:00 (12 places available)
  • FULLY BOOKED- SafeGuard Core 22.06.2024 – 09:00-12:00
  • FULLY BOOKED- SafeGuard Core 10.07.2024 – 09:00-12:00
  • FULLY BOOKED- SafeGuard Core 30.07.2024 – 18:00-21:00
  • FULLY BOOKED- SafeGuard Core 18.08.2024 – 09:00-12:00
  • FULLY BOOKED- SafeGuard Core 11.09.2024 – 09:00-12:00

 

For any other  SafeGuard Course queries, please contact Anna RonzinoWelfare Course Descriptions can be found here.

SAFEGUARD WELFARE OFFICER COURSE

SafeGuard Welfare Officer Training – is a course designed for people who have a designated role in safeguarding within a fencing setting (Club Welfare Officer). CWOs will need to complete the Core training in order to be fully registered.  Learn more.

Course Type : Online (Via Zoom)

Price: £27

Note: If your current certificate expires before the course date you intend to book, please let us know via [email protected] so that we can extend the date of the current training, ensuring you do not fall off the relevant Register.

Once your booking has been confirmed you will receive an automated email from smartsheet with the zoom link. Please check your spam folders if you do not have this within one week of sign-up.

  • SafeGuard Welfare Officer 07.07.2024 – 09:00-12:00 (10 places available)
  • SafeGuard Welfare Officer 01.08.2024 – 18:00-21:00 (9 places available)
  • SafeGuard Welfare Officer 08.09.2024 – 09:00-12:00 (10 places available)
  • SafeGuard Welfare Officer 19.10.2024 – 09:00-12:00 (12 places available)
  • SafeGuard Welfare Officer 04.11.2024 – 18:00-21:00 (12 places available)
  • SafeGuard Welfare Officer 08.12.2024 – 09:00-12:00 (12 places available)
  • FULLY BOOKED- SafeGuard Welfare Officer 06.06.2024 – 18:00-21:00

 

For any other  SafeGuard Course queries, please contact Anna RonzinoWelfare Course Descriptions can be found here.

SAFEGUARD EVENT WELFARE OFFICER COURSE

  • FULLY BOOKED- SafeGuard Event Welfare Officer 17.02.2024 – 18:00-21:00

REFEREE COURSES - INTRODUCTION

Level 2 Referee Courses are managed by the Home Countries. When BF is informed of any courses, they will be published here. To promote and register your Level 2 referee course, please complete this form.

Level 3 and 4 assessments are held at identified competitions. Further information about Level 3 assessments can be found here, and Level 4 here.  To register your interest in the Level 3 process, please complete the application form here.

LEVEL 2 - REFEREE THEORY & PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS

Online Level 2 Foil Theory

Assessor: Chris Farren

Dates:

Theory – 16th May 2024 6-10pm

Cost: £20

Sign Up link

Contact Beth Cranston-Selby 07834884194

Level 2 Epee Theory and Practical

Assessor: Lynne Melia

Dates:

Theory – 10th November 2024  18:00 – 20:00 (TBC)

Practical – 17th November 2024 08:30-18:00

Venue Address: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1NB

Sign Up link

Contact Richard Burn  or mobile 07967 267663

LEVEL 3 – REFEREE THEORY & PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS

BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FENCING TOURNAMENT

There is an option to undertake level 3  theory and practical assessments at all three weapons. Please contact the organiser by 6pm on Friday the 16th of March 2024 to note your interest.

Contact: Claudia Fogl or mobile 07719769052

Date:  Saturday 30th March 2024 – Men’s Foil, Women’s Foil and Men’s Sabre

Sunday 31st March 2024 – Men’s Epee, Women’s Epee and Women’s Sabre

Times: 08.30 for referee briefing each day.

Venue: Sport & Fitness University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT

Link to venue can be found here

Competition website can be found here

LEVEL 4 (MOCK FIE) REFEREE ASSESSMENTS

A 3 weapon Level 4 mock FIE) seminar and assessment is planned to take place over the Closed Senior National Championship weekend 27th & 28th April 2024) – all level 3 and pathway referees are invited to register their interest

For any referee course queries, please contact [email protected]

 

LOOKING FOR A COURSE NOT LISTED HERE?

If the course you need is not listed here, please fill out a short Expression of Interest form. Letting us know about your interest helps us  plan courses where they are most demanded, and you will be contacted as soon as the relevant training is available in your area.

Expression of Interest

OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE WORKFORCE REGISTERS

Guidance on other courses that are required as minimum standard for the BF Workforce Registers can be found on the following pages:

 

 

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