Angling Council of Ireland Awards

Angling Council Ireland


What will an ACIL1 course involve?

The Introductory Level Coaching Course provides you with the entry disciplines required to supervise anglers of all ages on the bank. We open debate on adult learning styles, motivation and the role of the coach.  The concept of structured learning, reflection and feedback systems is introduced along with sessions on child and vulnerable adult’s welfare, disability and health & safety.

Coach Professional Development Training CPD – Coaching Anglers with a Disability:

Essential for the safe supervision of the less able and those with special needs.

Coach Professional Development Training CPD – Water Safety Training:

Another must have for those supervising events by or on the water.  In the morning we are in the classroom and cover sessions on risk assessment & management including a detailed review of buoyancy aids.  The afternoon is on the bank and covers defensive swimming, throw rope rescue and safe wading protocols.

Level One Programme:

Only coaches with a track record of participation in angling coaching who carry out the Coach Professional Training CPD will be considered for this advance level course.

Over the three days the candidate will be required to prepare and deliver structured programmes of coaching.  The demands of the theory syllabus will be best met by experienced practising coaches.


The ACIL1 coaching programmes are certified by Coaching Ireland. Across the EU national coaching bodies have their qualifications benchmarked. Coaching Ireland and First 4 Sport in the UK are two such bodies.

Anglers certified by any of the national bodies benchmarked in the EU can have their qualification recognised by the ACI by joining an ACI affiliated club, and completing the CPD for coaching anglers with disabilities.

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