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WRU Advanced Coaching Level 3 2021-22

WRU Advanced Coaching Level 3 2021-22

National WRU/UKCC Level 3 Advanced Coaching Course 2021/22

Course cost £350

COURSE OUTLINE: To provide candidates who have an on-going involvement in coaching rugby union with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to deliver a coaching programme and demonstrate their rugby union coaching ability. The Certificate offers an opportunity for candidates to be given support to effectively apply the principles of performance profiling, goal setting and designing a rugby union coaching programme including its planning, implementation and evaluation in an active coaching environment.

It also aims to enable the candidate to create an effective coaching environment, establish supportive working relationships and manage the behaviour of players and others. This is achieved through an understanding and the application of the underpinning knowledge of Advanced coaching (Level 3).

The course is face to face with online elements. The WRU will ensure that ALL government guidelines regarding COVID-19 are practiced. You will be informed of any specific requirements regarding COVID-19 upon a successful application.

Sessions will be held at regional venues over a nine month period with compulsory evenings of attendance between the 18:00pm - 21:00pm. There may be a requirement to attend a full day of learning at a venue and date TBC.


  • 20th September 2021
  • 18th October 2021
  • 22nd November 2021
  • 24th January 2022
  • 21st February 2022
  • 21st March 2022

Coaches Corner Sessions (informal workshops) will be organised by the regional Coach Development Officer between each formal session to share experiences and learnings. Dates TBC.


The National WRU Advanced coaching (level 3) course will accommodate a maximum of 25 Candidates.

Due to the anticipated demand of course places, priority access will be given to candidates based on the following criteria if applications exceed the allocated numbers:

Enhanced Priority:

  • Regional Age Grade Coaches (16 – 18)
  • Regional based Premiership Coach
  • Regional Development Workforce, including:
  • UKCC Coaching in Rugby Union Level 2
  • Player pathway Development Coaches

Preferred Priority:

  • Regional resident
  • Regional based Senior/Youth level coach
  • Regular attendance at Regional CPD events

Minimum Priority:

  • Coaching a community team from youth or senior team
  • Out of region applicants

All applications must be submitted No later than Friday 16th August 2021.

All candidates will be notified of the result of their application on 23rd August 2021. Candidates will be expected to pay for the course in full prior to the start date.

The WRU and 1st4Sport wish to offer a high quality service to all its candidates, if you have any specific learner needs or if you have any medical condition that prohibits your participation in the practical activities, please make your Regional Officer aware during your application in order that appropriate arrangements can be made.

In order to complete the application for the 2021/22 WRU Advanced Coaching Level 3 please click HERE.


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