Coach Education

Scottish Fencing runs a programme of coach education courses for all levels of experience. For the complete beginner, we have courses which get you far enough to start your own school or community club right away! For more experienced coaches, we have a range of courses and qualifications which will help you take your coaching and your fencers to the next level.

If you have a SAFU coaching qualification or a coaching qualification from abroad the coach education programme now has the means to recognise prior learning. You can read the full details here.

More information: please contact the Scottish Fencing Coach Education Manager, Phil Carson: 

Latest news on coaching below...


  • 9 Nov 2016

    A few words from Scottish Fencing’s Performance Manager Don McKenzie to aspiring Youth Fencers…


    Hi Scottish Youth Fencer, Coach or Parent!

    The start of the 2016-2017 season is upon us and Scottish Fencing is consolidating the ‘season’ established...

  • 8 Nov 2016

    After service to Scottish Fencing of more years than even he can remember (but at least 16), Paul Neil-MacLachlan has decided it’s time to retire from his position as Scottish Fencing’s Coach Education Manager. Paul played a key role in developing and delivering coach education in...

  • 20 Jul 2016

    It is with much sadness that Scottish Fencing reports the passing of Jean MacLardy. Jean began fencing at a house wives group in 1971. From this beginner’s introductory class she went onto pass her SAFU and BAF coaching exams. She coached many youngsters in her time starting some...

  • 7 Mar 2016
  • 25 Feb 2016

    Scottish Fencing Academy - Coach Education Level One and Level Two Courses

    Weekend 1: 23/24 January 2016          

    Weekend 2: to be arranged but likely to be approximately four weekends after the 23/24 January


  • 25 Feb 2016

    Ready Steady Fence courses are designed to guide you through the essentials for coaching plastic fencing skills. We provide simple session plans. Once you become more confident you can then mix and match these to keep things fresh and fun. 

    Date:    14...

  • 25 Jan 2016

    Coaching Master Class

    Date:    13 February 2016

    Venue:  Salle Ossian, Unit 4, Friarton Road, Riverview Business Park, Perth PH2 8DF


    This is a fantastic opportunity for developing coaches to focus their skills with a...

  • 16 Dec 2015

    Sabre Winter Training Camp - Salle Ossian

    Salle Ossian are running a winter training camp at:

    Salle Ossian, Unit 4, Riverview Business Park, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF

    Training will take place at the following times:

    Sat 19th - Weds 23rd December 10-...

  • 2 Dec 2015

    Scottish Fencing Academy - Coach Education

    Weekend 1: 23/24 January 2016 Weekend 2: To Be Arranged

    Time: 9am till 5pm each day


    Salle Ossian,

    Unit 4,...

  • 24 Nov 2015