Welfare Courses

Athletics Northern Ireland run a variety of general courses in conjunction with Sport Northern Ireland and other organisations. All clubs must be working towards having a specified and suitably trained person or persons within the club to deal with these issues and it is a necessity in achieving the Athletics NI Clubmark Accreditation to have a fully trained Designated Officer.

Upcoming Workshops

There are currently no workshops planned, however register your interest in the following courses below:


Step 1. Safeguarding Children & Young People in Sport (£15.00). Minimum age 16

This course is recommended for all club members, staff and volunteers in sport over the age of 16. It is a great introduction to welfare issues.

This course is an introduction to safeguarding for all club personnel (Coaches, Officials, Committee Members, Parents & Designated Safeguarding/Welfare Officers) who wish to make their club a safe environment for Children to develop.

Course Dates:

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Queens Sports Pavilion

9:30am - 12:30pm



Step 2. Designated Safeguarding Childrens Officer Workshop (£15.00). Minimum age 18

This course follows on from the basic issues covered in Safeguarding Children & Young People in Sport, and is the training course strongly recommended for all clubs' Welfare Officers (it is mandatory to have a welfare officer if your club has u-18 or vulnerable adult sections, please see our welfare section for more information).

You must have attended a Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport course within the last 3 years to attend this course.

Course Dates:

To be confirmed


Free Mental Health Awareness Training for Clubs

FREE training to community groups/organisations and clubs. (Young People 14-17/Adults 18-69/Seniors 70+). For further information visit