Safeguarding & Further Education

Mandatory Training Module (Safeguarding and First Aid)

As of 1st April 2023, ALL Coaches who wish to renew their license must complete the online UKA Mandatory Training module via the Athletics Hub.

Information on UKA website

Please see guidance from UKA as to which module you should complete:

Mandatory Training


Once you have logged on to Athletics Hub you can find the module by completing the following steps:

- Select "Qualifications and CPD" 

- In the box where it says "Search our courses" - Select Mandatory Training and Updates

- ALL Level 1 Coaches (LIRF & Coaching Assistant) should complete the Tier 1 module

- ALL Level 2 Coaches (CIRF and Athletics Coach and above) should complete the Tier 2 module

- Once you have selected  and purchased the correct module, it can be located in the "MyLearning" section under "Online Courses"


Athletics Hub

Please note, This is included as part of the course cost for both LiRF & Coaching Assistant (Tier 1) and CiRF & Athletics Coach (Tier 2) and will be automatically available within the  "MyLearning" section of Athletics Hub upon registering for the course.


Welfare & Safeguarding Session for Clubs

Date: Next session TBC

Time: TBC

Cost: Free

This 1 hour session will give club committees, Welfare Officers and coaches the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of current policies & procedures in relation to Safeguarding as well as how to report a concern. Additionally, the session will focus on practical tips to embedding a safer culture within your club before an opportunity to ask any questions in relation to welfare & safeguarding.



Designated Safeguarding Officer Training

Athletics NI, in conjunction with Sport NI, regularly holds Designated Safeguarding Officer Workshops to support the Welfare Officers to increase their role specific knowledge on what the Safeguarding Officer role is, how to embed Safeguarding within your club and how to deal with concerns. This three-hour training session (2 X 1.5 hour sessions) is regularly held throughout the year and upcoming workshops are advertised below. This workshop is recommended for all Welfare Officers and prior completion of the Safeguarding Children & Young People Workshop is a workshop pre-requisite.

If there is no workshop advertised below, please contact Development Manager, Eilish Ward on or (0)7917 901971 for details on the next workshop or further advice.


Mental Health Training

Sport NI offer two free online workshops to support those working in sporting environments to increase their knowledge around mental health. Further details on the workshops are available here: