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The ARU will not run any Level One ‘Coaching Children’ coaching courses unless a Garrison location specifically asks for a course to be delivered. Army Rugby Coaches normally coach senior XV sides which require the UKCC Level 2 coaching award.Therefore the coaching courses delivered will be the prerequisites required for and the UKCC Level 2 ‘Coaching Senior XV’ course itself.

The ARU Rugby Education Team will deliver all of the courses required to coach within the Adult game over a two week period. Normally Mon-Thu and the following Monday.All of the RFU run courses can be found here:

World Rugby and RFU Course Dates

UKCC Level 2 Prerequisites courses:

This training is provided by the ARU Rugby Education team as part of the ARU run Level 2 coaching programme, the Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory prerequisites courses must be completed prior to your attendance on a UKCC Level Two ‘Coaching Adult XV’ Course can be confirmed.

2017 Adult Coaching Course Dates at Army Stadium, Aldershot Garrison.

  • Mon 22 May – World Rugby; Rugby Ready and RFU Scrum Factory (Prerequisite courses)
  • Tue 23 May – Day One
  • Wed 24 May – Day Two
  • Thu 25– Tue 30 May (Days off for reflection / Homework / Day job)
  • Wed 31 May – Day Three (Assessment Day)

Course Costs

  • Level 1 Coaching Children – £105.00
  • Level 2 Coaching Adults – £115.00
  • IRB Rugby Ready – £15.00 if paid on the day; £5 if paid though RFU Website
  • RFU CPD Courses – £15.00 if paid on the day; £5 if paid though RFU Website
  • Pitch-Side First Aid course are available at £50 PP – Min 12 students/ Max 24. All interested parties who can host a course are to contact the RDO
  • If required you can claim back 80% of the costs involved by using your Standard Learning Credits (SLC). This must be done prior to the course starting to ensure SLC has been authorised by your Education Officer.
  • All students who pass the Level One and Two Coaching courses receive the following:
    • Coach Resource pack
    • Access to RFU Coaching Website
    • RFU Coach Licence


“I really enjoyed the course and got a lot of benefit, which I intend to use in coaching rugby and which I have no doubt has a broader application than just rugby.”
Rich (Nav) Naivalurua

“I thought I knew a lot about rugby and how coaching works but this course has taught me so much more; I can now look at rugby from a coaching point of view – definitely the best course I have ever done. I would recommend every rugby player out there do it; even if you’re not thinking of becoming a coach, you will enjoy it and learn so much more about the game you love as a player”
Gerhard Wessels

“Even the most experienced players and coaches will benefit from attending this course, I guarantee there’s something there worth thinking about; I have recommended it to friends already!”
David Bates

Contact and Applications

If you would like more details of Rugby Courses or any other rugby matter please contact our Rugby Development Officer below:
Mr Michael J Bamsey MinstRE
Mob: 07766557546

Course Application Procedure

How to use the RFU Online Booking System

  • To book onto an Adult ‘Coaching the XV a side game’ Level 2 coaching course a serviceman/ woman not in possession of an England Rugby log in should firstly go to this link to build an RFU profile.
  • – Once you have logged in to England Rugby; find a Rugby Ready course AND a Scrum Factory course (click here to search) ARU run courses will be planned prior to the ARU UKCC Level 2 (normally on the same day) and pay up front for both courses.
  • – Then you can go to the same link and book and pay up front to be loaded onto the ARU Level 2 coaching course; all these courses can also be done via any RFU Constituent Body- however Rugby Ready & Scrum Factory must be done prior to attending a UKCC Level 2 course.
  • Crucially please then inform the RDO at: that you have booked and paid for these three ARU courses so he can send you an Administration Order.

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