Athletics NI in conjunction with British Athletics provide a range of off the shelf workshops that help to provide coaches with a fundamental understanding of key topics. Most workshops contain a combination of theory and practical elements. Some workshops are also delivered purely online through British Athletics Athletics Hub website.


Athletics 365

This workshop will complement and add value to the knowledge you have gained over during your previous coach education course. This workshop will introduce the Athletics 365 Coach Pack and discuss the British Athletics Athlete Development Model. Athletics 365 focuses on developmental age rather than chronological age and there will be a discussion on child maturation and how this should influence session content for 8-16 year old athletes.

This workshop will look more at what you coach and will provide specific content on drills and skills for each of the event groups as well as a series of appropriate progressions.



It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to update their knowledge of legislation and guidance and maintain the ability to act on concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.


Guide Running

The new Guide Running Workshop which will give you the theoretical knowledge behind Guide Running and also the opportunity to practice Guide Running with other Leaders/Coaches and the opportunity to guide athletes who are Blind/Partially sighted.


Anti-Doping Awareness (Online)

UKAD have a free online course 'Anti-Doping Advisor'. The programme, is a step-by-step learning module which explains the role of the Advisor, the principles of clean sport and all the essential anti-doping information Advisors need for the role.

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Disability Inclusion Training

Athletics Northern Ireland host a number of Disability Inclusion Training in conjunction with Disability Sport Northern Ireland.

The Home Countries (Athletics Northern Ireland, UKA, Scottish Athletics, Welsh Athletics & England Athletics) are currently working on an online Disability Inclusion training module, which once developed, will be available for clubs & coaches.

The module is designed to introduce a range of topics that provide background information and knowledge for leaders and coaches to enable them to better support athletes with disabilities. In particular, the module is based on the principle of focusing on ability rather than disability.

Sight Loss Awareness & Guide Running (Online)

The Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop enables leaders, coaches and volunteers to attract and support more visually impaired (VI) people to Athletics and running.