Level 1 & 2 OCR Coach Certification


The Level 1 & 2 Obstacle Course Race (OCR) Coach certifications are the first level certifications for fitness professionals or those new to coaching who would like to work with people who wish to participate and compete in obstacle course races. The Level 1 and 2 course is identical, with those who already hold a Level 2 Gym Instructing qualification or above awarded a Level 2 certification.

  • Level 1: Assistant OCR Coach
  • Level 2: OCR Coach

The course aim is to prepare new coaches with the ability to provide safe and enjoyable OCR training experiences for young people aged 12+ through to adults of any ability.

It includes the following modules:

  • Athlete consultations and inductions
  • Planning and instructing gym based exercise
  • Health and safety in the training environment
  • Coaching processes
  • Principles of anatomy, physiology, and fitness
  • Professionalism and customer care
  • Coaching OCR obstacle techniques
  • Coaching running techniques

OCR coaching framework (Levels 1-4)



  1. There are a number of prerequisites required before achieving the level 2 coach certification that are tracked annually, and managed by the British Obstacle Sports.
  2. People attending the course should be qualified gym/fitness instructors, personal trainers or higher-level qualified fitness professionals. Where someone does NOT have these, the level 2 coach programme integrates into the Active IQ level 2 in Gym Instructing and this can be dual certificated at extra cost via British Obstacle Sports.
  3. Level 1 & 2 OCR Coach certification consists of a number of modules covering theoretical principles delivered via webinar. Then an onsite day covering obstacle technique and strength, running technique and fitness, and how to plan and instruct coach-led sessions.


Level 1 & 2 OCR Coach certifications

Next course

  • March 26th and April 4th for the online webinars (2000-2200)
  • April 7th (1000-1600) for the onsite assessments at HC:Fit Ninja Training in Liverpool

Contact us for future dates and to be added to our waiting list.


The current cost are as follows:

  • Level 1 & 2 Assistant OCR Coach / OCR Coach certification – £99 (discounted from £149)

How to book

Please contact us for details on how to pay.