Coaching is critical to the way that we develop and improve our players. We have a coaching structure at club, regional and national level to support all levels of players, so no matter how inexperienced or experienced you are in the sport, there is always an opportunity to learn.

Technique, tactics and mental approach can all be coached and the PE network of coaches is on hand to help.

Don’t be shy in asking for coaching input, that’s what are coaches are here for!


The levels in our Coaching structure are as follows:

  • Level 1 : Club Coach
  • Level 2 : Club Coach – Advanced
  • Level 3 : County Coach
  • Level 3A : County Coach – Advanced

Each of PE’s Regions has an appointed Regional Coaching Coordinator who serves as a representative member on the PE Coaching Commission.


The Club Coach course is the starting-point for all coaches, and results in a level one coaching qualification. Information on the course structure and content can be found by clicking here.

You must have been a Petanque England member for a minimum of 2 years. This is to ensure you have gained sufficient active experience and knowledge of our sport and organisation before starting your coaching journey.

The fee for each course is £25.

You can download an application form here.

The completed form should be sent to the Chair of the Coaching Commission.

Candidates will be registered for a course and notified of the date and venue by email and on payment of the course fee.  An invoice will be issued by our Treasurer.


The Petanque England coaching licence is an ID card that can be used when working with schools or vulnerable adults. The licence, which is only issued after DBS checking has been completed, is valid for three years and includes the coach`s membership number, their photo and their DBS clearance certificate number and expiry date.

Everyone involved at all levels of pétanque has a responsibility to promote and uphold the highest standards of behaviour in our sport and all PE Coaches agree to comply with our Coaching Code of Conduct in addition to out Member’s Code of Conduct. All PE codes of conduct may be found here.

At the end of three years, evidence that the coach is still active is needed to maintain their coaching status and be issued with a new licence. Coaching Report Forms are used as evidence of coaching activity; these are usually forwarded to the Chair of the Coaching Commission by Regional Coaching Coordinators.


It is the policy and requirement of our Insurers that all coaches and persons dealing with junior and vulnerable members are screened by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The cost of the DBS checks is currently £25 and is payable by the individual after we have processed their application.

We strongly advise our members to follow our Association’s guidance on best practice in safeguarding vulnerable and junior members.

For further details regarding coaching please contact the PE Coaching Commission


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