Coaching and Safeguarding Courses


Over recent years Warwickshire has seen more and more bowls coaches become qualified. Good quality coaching plays a vital role in the long term development of bowls whilst raising the profile of the game in the sporting world.

Warwickshire still needs more coaches.  Anyone interested in learning more and becoming a qualified coach might find it useful to discuss the options and what is required with Joy Cooke –Coaching Coordinator or Mal Evans – Warwickshire County Coach and Director of Coaching for Bowls England. Alternatively look on the Coach Bowls website where you can find details of coaching and safeguarding courses currently planned to take place across England.

Coach Bowls is the only nationally recognised coaching qualification for the sport of bowls in England. It uses the UK Coaching Framework as a guideline for development, and its stated aim is to provide ‘a world class bowls coaching system for all’.

The Coach Bowls Membership Scheme provides Insurance, support and benefits to all levels of coaching whatever code you coach.

Coach Bowls provides a range of courses to support Coaches, Clubs, and County Associations both online and face/face. Below is a brief description of the coaching Pathway available.

Coach Bowls Level 1 Course:
Day 1: 3 hour Theory on Zoom
Day 2: 3 hour Theory on Zoom
Day 3: Practical Day – Full day on rink with you coaching at venue
Day 4: Assessment at venue

Coach Bowls Level 2 Course:
Day 1: 3-hour theory on zoom
Day 2: 3-hour theory on zoom
Day 3 & 4: Practical Day at venue
Day 5: 3-hour theory on zoom
Coaching sessions back at your club to complete
Day 6 – assessment at venue


  • Supporting Inclusion + DBE Taster Session
  • Basic Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Adult Safeguarding in Bowls
  • Safeguarding: Time to Listen
  • Dementia Friends Awareness
  • Coach Mentoring Course
  • Directing a Visually Impaired Bowler (VIBE)
  • First Aid Training