Courses & Qualifications
The following courses are available to help your coaching and refereeing skills and the Cornwall RFU will consider assisting either yourself or your Club with the cost of the course. After completion of an education course (ERCA, ERRA, First Aid) a course reimbursement form can be forwarded onto the Game development committee via James Instance gamedevelopment@CRFU.co.uk or RDO Jonny Stephenson via firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is recommended that you first complete the following before progressing to others:
- Headcase Online Concussion Module
- Play it Safe
- Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union
The other courses are:
Rugby Ready is for coaches and match officials. It teaches you the importance of sufficient and appropriate preparation for training and playing while reducing the risk of serious injury.
England Rugby Coaching Award
This is an entry point course for coaches working with players of U9 and above. It is tailored to the needs of the players you are coaching and provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively coach young players and adults. It is an Accredited UKCC Level 2 qualification. Attendees must have completed the RFU online Headcase module prior to attending the course.
England Rugby Coaching Award Levels 3 & 4
Please contact the RFU https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/coaching
England Rugby Refereeing Award
This course is the entry point for those wishing to referee the 15-a-side game. It provides referees with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively referee young players and adults. It is an accredited L2 qualification. Prior to participating attendees must have completed the RFU online Headcase module and the World Rugby Laws exam.
Quilter Kids First Course
These courses help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy in relation to a specific age grade or activity:
- Quilter Kids First U7 Tag
- Quilter Kids First U8 Tag
- Quilter Kids First U9
- Quilter Kids First U10
- Quilter Kids First U11
- Quilter Kids First U12
- Quilter Kids First U13
There is also a course for those who wish to start their refereeing career by refereeing children (U7-U13). The course provides you with a solid basis on which you can continue to build and improve your skills as a referee of children.
Quilter Kids First Primary Schools
This course helps primary school staff to develop an understanding of how to teach rugby union in a fully inclusive, engaging and enjoyable manner. It helps them to use Rugby Union to meet the outcomes of the National Curriculum for Physical Education.
- Player Welfare (First Aid, and Safeguarding & Injury Prevention)
- Match Officiating