The FRA offers two coaching courses in association with England Athletics / British Athletics. These are:
Fell & Trail LEADERSHIP in Running Fitness (FT LiRF)
Fell & Trail COACH in Running Fitness (FT CiRF)
Both courses are equivalent in level to the England Athletics / British Athletics standard LiRF / CiRF with the same licence and insurance cover but with a focus on off-road running. The FT LiRF is an introductory award designed for those who primarily work with adults/young people over the age of 12 who enjoy off-road recreational running for fitness and health. Potential candidates may work within a Running Club of a Community based running group. The FT CiRF is the more advanced course providing a full coaching qualification.
FT LiRF - a one-day course providing the tools and techniques and UK Athletics insurance cover to take groups
running off-road. It covers why people run, warm-up, main session and cool down structure, introductory drills, uphill
and downhill running technique and essential safety precautions. It includes practical demonstration, an introduction to
energy systems and training planning. There is no candidate assessment required to complete the FT LiRF award.
N.B. if leading runners between the ages of 12-18 this must be under the supervision of a Licensed FT CiRF / CiRF as a minimum.
FT CiRF - a 5-day course comprising two weekends and an assessment day. It prepares an individual to coach athletes for running off-road and includes an exam and a practical assessment. It focuses on the ‘how-to’ skills of coaching including process (i.e. instruction, explanation, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and review), extended use of drills, off-road running technique and planning a training programme.
N.B. The FT CiRF award takes 1-day longer than the standard CiRF to complete due to the additional competences required to coach in the fell and trail running off-road environment.
(Application forms will be download-able when course details have been finalised)
|FT LiRF 56||23-02-20||Kendal||Application form|
|FT LiRF 57||21-03-20||Longshaw near Sheffield||Application form||POSTPONED|
|FT LiRF 58||26-04-20||Lyme Park near Stockport||Application form||POSTPONED|
|FT LiRF 59||03-05-20||North Cumbria||POSTPONED|
|CiRF 16||Weekend 1 07/08-03-20||Lickey Hills near Birmingham||Application form|
|Weekend 2 09/10-05-20||Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge|
|Assessment Day 30-05-20||Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge|
|CiRF 17||Weekend 1 06/07-06-20||Kendal||Application form|
|Weekend 2 27/28-06-20||Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge|
|Assessment Day 06-09-20||Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge|
Click on the link next to your chosen course to download the application form in Word format. Please note - all coaching course applications must be sent by post. Please ensure that the full application document is enclosed together with a photo which meets the following criteria:-o White background
Both the FT LiRF and FT CiRF courses are subject to minimum and maximum attendance levels to ensure quality learning environments are provided; these are: FT CiRF 12 / 24 FT CiRF 12 / 20
If the lower cut-off levels are not reached (including receipt of full course payment) 10-days prior to the course start date then that course may be cancelled.
In the event of a course having already reached capacity when you apply your name will be held on a reserve list or you will be offered the opportunity to transfer your registration to a subsequent course.
N.B. UK Athletics require all participants entering the Leadership/Coaching Pathway to complete the online 'Safeguarding in Athletics' course as part of the licencing process (at a cost of £10). The course and information are available via the Athletics Hub at: www.uka.org.uk/SafeguardingCourse
Any questions, please contact Nigel Hetherington
FRA Coaching and Education Coordinator