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World Rugby level 1 same as RFU (England Level 1)?
Gareth Stubbings
Level 1 Coach
Hong Kong
I undertook the World Rugby level 1 certificate last year whilst overseas and am now living in but have been informed that it's not the same as the RFU level 1. Could someone please advise if this the case. Thanks & regards, Gareth
Posted 11 Aug 2017 06.10pm
Gareth Stubbings
Level 1 Coach
Hong Kong
*living in England
Posted 11 Aug 2017 06.10pm
Jock Peggie
World Rugby Training Manager
Scotland

Hi Gareth - it is recognised as having equivalence - please click here for details.

best regards

 

Posted 11 Aug 2017 08.10pm
Gareth Stubbings
Level 1 Coach
Hong Kong
Hi Jock,

Many thanks for the confirmation.

Best regards,



Gareth


Posted 11 Aug 2017 08.10pm
salinda nirosha

Sri Lanka

hi gareth ..how do i do my exem

Posted 16 Aug 2017 08.10am
Ian Smith
Rugby Ready Certified
England

The WR Level 1 course I believe is an 8 hour course.  The RFU Level 1 Course was 3 days (replaced by the England Rugby Coaching Award - also 3 days).  Only WR Levels 2 and 3 are courses which produce autonomous coaches who can deliver sessions and programmes without supervision.

I believe it also states on the WR Level 1 certificate that whilst it confirms attendance on the course, it does not accredit attendees as a qualified coach.  It won't be recognised on the RFU's Game Management System as a coaching award.

Posted 21 Aug 2017 11.10am
Gareth Stubbings
Level 1 Coach
Hong Kong
Thanks for the clarification. Could you please advise if the WR level 1 course is the equivalent of any of the RFUs courses i.e. Rugby ready etc. Or is it a case having to go back to square 1? Thanks, Gareth
Posted 21 Aug 2017 02.10pm
Ian Smith
Rugby Ready Certified
England

The Rugby Ready course is 3 hours long.  It doesn't accredit you as a qualified coach either but provides information on the importance of sufficient and appropriate preparation for training and playing whilst reducing the rish of serious injury. 

The new England Rugby Coaching Award (ERCA) has replaced both the RFU Level 1 and 2 courses (it is a Level 2 qualification) and is the entry point for coaches working with players of U9 and above and it is tailored to the needs of the players you are coaching (i.e. U9s, U13s, adults etc).  It's a 3 day course and provides those attending with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively coach young players and adults.

There are also age grade specific "Kids First" CPD courses (i.e. there is a specific CPD for every age group from U7s through to U14s) which are also 3 hours long.

To become an accredited coach you need to complete the ERCA which is an award course.  If not, Rugby Ready and the relevant age grade specific CPD course would be useful in so much that you would be able to assist qualified coaches.

Posted 21 Aug 2017 02.10pm
Gareth Stubbings
Level 1 Coach
Hong Kong

Thanks Ian, but wouldn't the WR level 1 at the very least be the equivalent of rugby ready? If anything it's a far more detailed course etc.. Essentially I'm just trying to avoid having to go over old ground. 

Posted 21 Aug 2017 03.10pm
Jennifer Wilson
Forum Moderator
Scotland

Hi Gareth, there is a coaching equivalency document on our Coaching website.  Please look at this for further information.

Posted 24 Aug 2017 04.10pm
Gareth Stubbings
Level 1 Coach
Hong Kong

Hi Jennifer, 

Thanks I've read the equivalency document but unless I'm missing something there is no specific mention with regards to what the world rugby level 1 is equivalent to for RFU England.

Could you please provide a link to where this covered in the document. 

Thanks,

 

 

Gareth

 

 

 

Posted 24 Aug 2017 05.10pm
Ian Smith
Rugby Ready Certified
England
Whilst the WR Level 1 may be more detailed than Rugby Ready (although it has been updated for September) as its not recognised or recorded on the RFU's system, you will appear as an unqualified coach. The Rugby Ready won't qualify you as a coach either but will reflect on the system and is usually the minimum required by clubs to be involved with coaching. Also you don't have to do Rugby Ready to do the New England Rugby Coaching Award which is change to the previous RFU Level 1 and 2 courses where it was a mandatory pre-requisite.
Posted 24 Aug 2017 05.10pm


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