Club Management Focus: Spring 2018

Club Teacher Training Courses

English Bridge Education and Development runs Club Teacher Training Courses around the country in response to demand.

This course is intended to help membership recruitment in your club, and to help bridge clubs to grow their membership through an integrated teaching programme.

The purpose of this course is to provide introductory training for club members who offer a teaching programme at their club. This course provides the springboard for a programme in which the whole membership is invested, to attract and teach new players, nurture their development and integrate them in to the club duplicate sessions.

Future Courses

EBED are now taking booking for this course (other future courses are currently fully booked):

West Midlands BC Solihull, Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018
South Bucks BC (Burnham), Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July 2018
Brierfield BC, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018
Faversham, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September 2018
Aylesbury (EBU), Tuesday 13th November and Wednesday 14th November 2018
South Bucks BC (Burnham), Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December 2018

Any additional courses will be added to this page of the EBED website.

If you wish to attend a course, but no course is scheduled within a reasonable distance from your home, please let EBED know via email to assist them in their forward planning.

In the event that your club (or county association) wishes to send several delegates on a course, it may be possible to make special arrangements or to set up a course to suit your specific requirements. The club/county should be willing to host such an event, and you are advised to talk in the first instance to your County Secretary to help identify other demand in your area. Enquiries for further information may be made via email.

Who is the course for?

Participants do not need to be members of the English Bridge Union, but will have played duplicate bridge at club level and have a good understanding of the game. This course is unsuitable for anyone with an NGS grading below a 7; but no previous experience of teaching is required.

EBED recommend that before you request a place on the course you have a go at the quiz in this document. This will help reassure you that your bridge knowledge is appropriate for you to become an EBTA Club Teacher.

Cost and bookings

The cost of this course is heavily subsidised, and is currently £175. For all bookings received from, invoiced to, and paid by, an EBU affiliated club, a 20% discount applies (this discount is funded by the EBU). The discount is only offered to clubs that are paying for their teachers to attend (i.e. not to members funding their own attendance). There is no limit to the number from each club who can attend. Payment is required at the time of booking.

To book your place on this course, please contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217.

If you have any further questions please see the EBED website - - or drop them a line: