Instructor Award

The Archery GB Instructor Award is an entry-level archery instructor course which teaches you to deliver fun and safe introductory archery sessions for beginners.

Please note: Course availability will resume when national restrictions ease. 

Archery Instructor Course

The Archery GB Instructor Award is the industry’s leading training course for archery. The course is designed for learners with little or no prior experience of archery. Learners must be at least 17 years old by the first day of the course. The course is held over two days and includes a practical assessment. The successful learner will gain an Archery GB Instructor licence which lasts for three years. After this it can be renewed by successfully completing an online renewal module. The licence does not provide the instructor with insurance.

Course skills:

  • How to shoot arrows
  • Preparing and delivering archery sessions
  • How to select appropriate equipment
  • Setting up a range
  • How to ensure safety on the range


The cost of attending the course ranges from £180-230 per person, depending on location.

Find a course

Use the Course Finder below to find out when and where courses are taking place across the UK. To book your place please contact the advertised course organiser.

Courses organised by our delivery partner Sport Structures Ltd can be found here.

Courses are added regularly, so check back if there’s nothing in your area currently.

If you have a disability

If you require any support to be provided during the course please provide details to your course organiser in advance of the course starting.

If you have a disability or difficulty that puts you at a substantial disadvantage relating to the assessment of the qualification, please read the ‘Learner Reasonable Adjustment Process’ to find out how you can access specific arrangements and support for completion of the assessment tasks.

Guidance for learners

Our ‘Guidance for Learners’ provides full details about the terms of enrolment onto the course, the course content, and an outline guide to the timetable for each session. This guide can be found in the document section below.

Renewing your archery instructor licence

To remain as a recognised archery Instructor for Archery GB, your Instructor Award licence needs to be renewed every third year following your original course completion date.

It costs £40 to renew your licence, which you can now do online by successfully passing a learning module, to ensure your knowledge is up to date. You’ll get the latest Archery GB Instructor Award handbook to download. Once you’ve successfully completed the learning module, we will post to an up to date certificate. You need to achieve at least 75% to pass, and you have two attempts.  If you are unsuccessful on the second attempt, you will need to pay again to repeat the learning module. It is your responsibility to renew within the three-year period.

Changing address?

So that we can keep your licence information up to date and send you a renewal reminder, please remember to update your contact details. You can do this by going to AGB Sport80

If you have used this login before, please log in and update your details.

If you have not used this login before:

  1. Click on ‘Recover Account from Previous System’
  2. Enter ‘Membership Number’. This is your licence number which is printed on your licence card. If you have not received this or do not have it, please contact us
  3. Leave the Password field blank
  4. Enter your email address. Please use the email address which you provided us when you completed your Instructor Award
  5. Enter your date of birth
  6. Click ‘Recover Account’

If you are having any problems with this process please contact the help desk using

Reissuing of certificates and licence cards

You will receive your Archery GB Instructor Award certificate and licence card within 30 days of the course completion (if you have not received this within 6 weeks please contact us). Reissuing of the Certificate and Licence Card, beyond the 6 week period will incur a charge of £10.00.

Need help?

For renewals and general enquiries please use the contact details below.


Phone: 01952 677 888


If you are not satisfied with a course you have attended and wish to complain, please refer to the Archery GB ‘Learner Complaint Process’.


Course Finder 

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Handy Guide Instructor Award Guidance for Learners
Code of Conduct – Coaches, Judges and Officials
Learner Reasonable Adjustment Process 2020