Overview

 

The Army Rugby Union provides RFU training and education through a variety of courses and CPD’s. As a coach within the ARU at Unit, Corps or Representative level we expect you to hold a minimum ERCA whilst continuing to attend CPD throughout the season. The ARU will run several CPD events throughout the season along with accredited RFU CPD’s across the UK, Germany and Cyprus.

Bespoke Unit and Corps Training offers can be discussed, if you have a nominal role of candidates, adequate facility and space for the course to take place.

Useful Resources

 

RFU Coaching Page: Click Here

RFU Coaching Page – Booking a Course: Click Here

England Rugby Training Courses 2020/21: Click Here

RFU Game Management System (GMS)

 

RFU GMS Login: Click Here

All guidance can be found here

The key advice is that any individual wishing to book onto a course will need their GMS login details before trying to book.  If they do not have their login details they should follow the following guidance:

Visit the GMS Login page where you will be able to select the ‘Forgot my password’ link. A username and password recovery option will then be triggered to the email address listed against your account.

You can also contact the GMS Service Desk via email on gms@rfu.com

Upcoming Courses/Qualifications

 

RFU GMS Course Finder Click Here

Player Welfare Courses

CourseMin AgeDurationDescriptionCost
Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union161 dayThe EFARU course provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to give care and manage minor injuries, focusing on those occurring in a rugby setting. The course sits on the national qualification framework (Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work) and is transferable into the workplace.£75
Play It Safe162.5 hoursFor any volunteer, coach or match official who is working with or has responsibility for children and vulnerable adults.£20
Headcase Concussion Awareness - Online log in to GMS1530 min - eLearningThis course explains what concussion is, how it happens and what individuals can do to help players avoid injury and return safely to play following a concussion.FREE
Introduction to Safeguarding - Online log in to GMS1630 min - eLearningFor everyone working in rugby union who is providing supervised or unsupervised instruction to have a basic understanding of what safeguarding and protecting young people means.FREE
Tackle Safe - Online log in to GMS1430 min - eLearningCompetence in tackling and taking a tackle is critical in developing a safer and more enjoyable game. This course helps to support safe, effective coaching and officiating of the tackle.FREE

England Rugby Award Courses

CourseMin AgeDurationDescriptionCost
England Rugby Coaching Award162 days + monthly webinars and online community of practiceEntry point for those coaching U12 and above. Provide coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely and effectively coach young players and adults.£100
England Rugby Refereeing Award142 days + monthly webinars and online community of practiceEntry point for those refereeing U12 and above. Provide coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely and effectively referee young players and adults.£75
England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award Previously Level 3 Coaching1812 month programme: 4 face to face days, webinars, practical observations and community of practice eventsApplicants must have a minimum of 3 years experience as an England Rugby Coaching Award/Level 2 coach before applying.£1100
England Rugby Advanced Match Official Award1812 month programme: 4 face to face days, webinars, practical observations and community of practice eventsThe course is by invitation only and is aimed at panel referees with the potential to officiate in the high performance game.N/A
England Rugby Performance Coaching Award Previously Level 4 Coaching1818 month programme: 4 face to face days, webinars, practical observations and community of practice eventsThis is course is by application only and for coaches operating in high performance environments only.£3300

eLearning Courses

 

Kids First Rugby: Click Here

Kids First Contact Rugby: Click Here

Principles of Scrum: Click Here

Game Changers Masterclass – Breakdown: Click Here

Activate: Click Here

Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union: Click Here

Inside 7s: Click Here

Wales and Scotland Coaching Resources

 

WRU Coaching: Click Here

SRU Coaching: Click Here

Useful Links

 

England Rugby –  Click Here

Digital Coaching Resources – Click Here

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