Level 2

This qualification is for those with some experience in coaching angling who would like to lead in a position of coaching, whether independently, within a club or at a fishery. Lead coaches can plan and deliver coaching activities and direct the operations of Angling Support Coaches in a safe and appropriate environment.

Most coaches will have taken their Level 1 qualification through Angling Trust’s own Coaching Centre, and the Centre staff would therefore have access to the record of certification. Alternatively, if you qualified through a different organisation such as Angling Cymru we’ll welcome you onto one of our Level 2 courses, but we’ll ask you to supply a copy of your 1st4sport certificate.

The cost of a Level 2 course is £345, which includes tuition, registration and certification.  In addition you’ll be eligible after qualification to take up the first year of coach licensing without the usual annual fee.

The qualification deals with coaching skills, and all public courses are open to Coarse, Game or Sea anglers.  You don’t need Angling Trust membership to take part, as you will be eligible for a year’s free Coach Licensing after qualification.

See what’s involved: L2 Angling Lead Coach, overview 2021


New for 2021: blended format delivery

  • These courses will start with an online module (using Zoom) which you book through the Angling Trust website.
  • You then complete the required linked coaching sessions with the relevant risk assessments and evaluations.
  • We’ll arrange for you to attend an assessment day at one of the available venues.  (You can’t select that at this stage or book an assessment day via the website: it will be done by arrangement with the tutors.)

View information: How a blended delivery L2 event is made up

Please note that schedules for blended delivery can vary.  For example some tutors may arrange three or four shorter sessions, whereas others may divide the content into two longer sessions.  You can select what best suits you from the available events.

Resuming traditional attended format delivery

  • This course format will start with two days working with your tutor and the other coaches in this course group.  You book online for the three dates scheduled for your selected event (you must attend all the days of your course).
  • After the first group sessions you’ll have about four weeks in which to deliver four linked and progressive coaching sessions which you have planned.  (You would do this with your own club, project, fishery or other organisation, not with the tutor and the rest of your group.)
  • Along with your completed coursework, you bring the plans, risk assessments and evaluations from your linked sessions to the final day of your course.  Your tutor will assess everything and give you feedback.
  • Providing you have supplied evidence of the required First Aid and UK Coaching Safeguarding training, Angling Trust can normally apply for your qualification certificate shortly after the final assessment day.

View information: How an attended delivery L2 event is made up

When further schedules are set up we will add them to the carousel shown below and at the base of the main coaching webpage.


Getting in touch

Coaching administration is based at the East Midlands office, so please use these contact details:

Email —

Phone — 0115 822 4538

Level 2 Courses and Workshops


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