Training/Coaching Courses


(Venue No. 874)

This is a practical course: outdoor clothing and footwear for astro turf is required.
To be held
Holker Old Boys
Rakesmoor Lane
LA14 4QB

Over 4 days as follows:

Sunday 10th/Sunday 17th/Sunday 24th April 2016 Sunday 1st May 2016
From 9.00a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

The course outcomes are as follows:
This is course aimed at those working with 5-11 year old players, who want to further their knowledge and understanding. The course encompasses a variety of theoretical and practical tasks around the learning processes involved when coaching 5-11 year old players.

Who can attend the training course?
- Have completed your L1ACF qualification,
- Have up to date Safeguarding Children & Emergency Aid qualifications,
- Have an FA CRC (CRB) check
- Be a member of FA Licensed Coaches Club is required as a pre-course requisite.

We are offering this course at a discounted price of £100.00 for all Clubs/Candidates (£50 discount!)

To book visit here or download the form here.

Volunteer Training - Active Listening

Wednesday 24 February 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Cumbria CVS, Lesser Kings Hall

57-59 Hartington Street, Barrow LA14 5SR

By introducing some of the different skills that can be used when actively listening this course aims to improve listening abilities.

By the end of this interactive session, participants will :

· Have discussed what “listening” is

· Understand what skills are required for effective listening

· Have discussed the blocks to effective listening

· Understand the difference between listening and active listening

· Have practiced  developing appropriate responses

· Have information on a listening model

FREE to all volunteers*

* A £10 cancellation fee applies if a place is cancelled within one week of the training and/or for non-attendance.

To book please email for an application form.  Please note there are limited places available so book early to avoid disappointment.

Barrow and District Rugby League Referees Society

We are looking to recruit a new generation of referees at all age levels and we are looking for ex-players, spectators and young personnel who want to give it a go.  We are also looking for 14, 15 and 16 year olds to cover school games and personnel to qualify and cover youth games, mini-mod and thirteen aside.  Barrow and District are looking to help anyone with the ambition to will assist them to develop themselves!  
For more information contact:
Terry Barker 01229 830698
Dave Braithwaite 07793426624
Terry Bewley 01229 877658

Free Heartstart training

The course is designed to help you recognise the difficulties someone is experiencing and give you the knowledge/skills to help people (or give instructions to someone else) until the emergency services arrive.

Spending 2 hours of your life will give you the skills to try to save another person’s life it could be a family member or someone you know

Skills you will learn include:

General care of a casualty including the procedure for obtaining help
Dealing with an unconscious person
Giving rescue breaths
Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Dealing with choking
Dealing with serious bleeding
Dealing with a suspected heart attack casualty

If you are interested in attending a Heartstart session on behalf of your club or organisation, please email the Heartstart volunteers stating whether you prefer an afternoon or evening course.

Football courses

For up to date information visit the Lancs FA website


For more information or to book, contact Tony Callister.

Sports courses in Cumbria

For up to date details of sport and sport-related courses in Cumbria, visit the Active Cumbria website.


Financial support available for some courses

Clubs can apply to us!

If you are doing training to help a club or community organisation, Barrow Sports Council might help.  Make sure your club or organisation has a sports development plan and get in touch with one of our team.  

Support for Clubmark Clubs

Clubs which have received or are working towards Clubmark will automatically be entitled to receive 50% towards level 1, 2 or 3 coaching qualifications.