Becoming an NFAS Coach will allow you to plan and run a beginners' course and sign-off new members as safe to shoot. You must have at least two years experience, or previous archery coaching experience.
Assistant Coach is aimed at those individuals who wish to teach beginners at club level but who do not meet the requirements to become a full NFAS coach and are just happy to work at a club under an official coach.
All clubs that do not have an NFAS coach must have a Sign Off Authority. All NFAS members that are not NFAS registered coaches and train/coach under the auspices of the NFAS must be registered as a Sign Off Authority and hold a current DBS certificate.
DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks
All Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Sign Off Authorities must hold an Enhanced DBS disclosure issued within the last three years. If applicants do not hold a current DBS disclosure, the NFAS will make application for the appropriate forms to be forwarded to them to apply for a DBS disclosure.