Coaching and Officials Academy


The Beyond the Classroom: Coaching and Officials Academy is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and provide a wider benefit to the LSE community. You have the opportunity to apply for a place on any coaching, umpires, officials or first aid course of your choice.


Ideas for Training Courses

As long as the course is accreditted, you can apply for the academy. Some examples are:


Level 1 UKCC Netball Coaching Course

Level 1 England Hockey Umpiring Course

A Basketball England Table Official Course

Pole Fitness Instructor Training Courses

Ski Introduction to Coaching Course

The structure of funding

A trained coach, umpire, official or first aider benefits the AU, the specific club and the individual student concerned. To reflect this, we've designed a three part funding strucure: 


Application Criteria

What courses will be funded:

Benefit to the community

1. Courses which offer the widest possible benefit to LSEAU and students involved in sport at LSE

2. Courses which meet a clearly expressed student need, particularly where there is a shortage of coaches, officials or first aiders

3. Funding of and participation of students on a course must not damage the reputation of LSESU, LSEAU or the LSE


Benefit to the individual

1. The course is fully accreditted by a national assocaition of the relevant sport or activity

2. The course must take students beyond their current level of expertise or knowledge

3. Priority will be given to students who have not already completed a course as part of the Beyond the Classroom Coaches and Officials Academy

4. The beneficiary must be an LSE Student


Other rules

1. If a club helps to fund a qualification, then the relevant student must provide at least 10 hours of coaching, officiating or first aid support to the club 

2. All participants must record their experiences in a report at the end of their course and hand this to LSESU

3. In order to ensure long term benefit to the AU, priority will be given to students with more than 12 months left of study, in order to ensure that there is a continued benefit

4. At least one space per club will be reserved for a student to complete a first aid course


LSESU staff will administer the allocation of funds for the academy, with strategic oversight from the LSESU Activities and Development Officer.  


Sounds good, what do I do now?

Fill in your application form on the left hand side tabs of this page, and contact us if you have any queries.


Contact Us

Any questions?


Telephone: 0207 955

Drop in: The Activities Resource Centre (ARC), 1st Floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre