RFU Coaching & Refereeing Courses

England Rugby Training for the 2021/22 season.

The ERCA and ERRA courses are to begin in October and run all of the way through the season. The courses are designed to have a face to face session at the beginning and end of the course with online webinars and RFU coach developer support throughout the season to help with their development as coaches or referees.

If you do have coaches and referees that need support, we have Kids First Tag and Contact courses beginning over May and June. Within these courses, they will be focussed on the coaching of safe contact skills, player safety, coaching and refereeing skills. These courses are perfect for those looking to move onto their ERCA or ERRA, but they are not essential if the person is confident and competent. These courses will go live on GMS on Friday 12th March 2021.

Please see below a list of links to content for coaches and match officials.


Coaching E-learning modules

Referee E-learning modules

Introduction to Safeguarding



Irwin Mitchell Mentoring

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If you do need any support or information regarding RFU courses, please contact Ash Smith, England Rugby Coach Developer on ashleysmith@rfu.com  or Mob. 07547 257139