Athletics Coach Technical Modules

Having completed the Athletics Coach award and secured a clear Access NI check, you will be issued with an Athletics Coach license that insures you to coach:

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles
  • Middle Distance, Long Distance and Steeplechase running
  • Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Javelin
  • Athletics based physical conditioning

However, if you want to be insured to coach any of the other events in Athletics then you will need to take some additional technical modules. Many of these modules can be done online but for the more dangerous events you will also be required to take a short practical assessment. You can see the requirements for each event below:

  • Race Walking: Online only
  • Wheelchair Racing: Online only
  • Triple Jump: Online only
  • Pole Vault: Online + Practical Assessment
  • Discus: Online + Practical Assessment
  • Hammer: Online + Practical Assessment

Online Technical Modules

The online technical modules can be accessed FREE of charge through the uCoach|LEARN online platform. This is the same platform you will have used to undertake your Knowledge Test during the Athletics Coach award. To undertake the online modules follow these simple instructions

  1. Visit
  2. Login using your URN and password via the red banner at the bottom of every page
  3. Click on the LEARN button at the very top of the page
  4. Scroll down and click on the course you wish to enrol in. You may need to scroll down the entire page to find it
  5. Click on the "ENROL ME" button

The following short video shows how to access the uCoach|LEARN platform and enrol on a course:

Having completed an online Technical Module your British Athletics profile will be updated and the next time you are issued a license it will show as having been updated. You can check the current status of your online profile at any time via or myAthletics Portal. If simply taking the online module is enough to give you insurance to coach that event your coach license will be updated with this information next time one is issued to you. For the Pole Vault, Discus and Hammer you will also need to do a practical assessment.

Practical Assessment for Pole Vault, Discus and Hammer

If you have completed your online module for Pole Vault, Discus or Hammer and require a practical assessment please contact Laura Kerr.