Club Teacher Training

Bridge for All - A teaching programme devised for you

English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) offers a teacher training course to help individuals and clubs, affiliated or otherwise, attract new players into duplicate and social Bridge.

During the course, our experienced trainers will explain the methodology of EBED's Bridge for All national learning programme and explore various techniques for introducing new players to the joys - and complexities - of the game.

After completing the course, teachers will be well placed to support a successful club teaching programme offering opportunities to players of all standards. Players can then be integrated into the club as early as possible through a mix of teaching, supervised play and “no fear” duplicates. The responsibility for this falls to the whole club membership.

Joining a Course

We recommend that before you book 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 to become an EBTA Associate Club Teacher.

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

The cost of this course is heavily subsidised, and is currently £175. EBU affiliated clubs can qualify for a 20% discount for each delegate, providing the booking is made under the clubs EBU Membership and booked via your club Membership Secretary. A list of planned courses can be found at the bottom of this page.

To book a place on one of these courses, all affliated clubs must contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217 or to book online through My EBU, please log onto your My EBU and select the Book Courses option from the Utilities tab. Payment is required at the time of booking. Discounted or free places cannot be booked online.

Concessions for EBU Affiliated Clubs

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. There is no limit to the number from each club who can attend. All other bookings are at full price. Places are subject to availability.

Free places for affiliated clubs - Clubs affiliated to the EBU may receive a 'free place' on these courses. They should book on the course as per the above instructions, and a club official should email the EBU's Club Liaison Officer - jonathan@ebu.co.uk - to advise her of the details of the club member who is attending the course, and confirm that the club has approved their attendance on its behalf. Applications for a free place should only be made if it will be used in the spirit for which it is intended – to help a member provide lessons to bring new players in to the club as part of a club-wide effort to grow the membership and help the club thrive. Upon the member's completion of the course, the cost will be refunded to the club via its EBU account. Each club may only apply for one free place every two years, and if receiving a free place (unless in exceptional circumstances) it must remain affiliated for the following two years.

The course

The course is a two day programme. Each day is divided in to small sessions, each dealing with a certain topic. The sessions involve interactive discussions and practical simulations, and are workshop style.

Available courses

2019 COURSE CATALOGUE - Club Teacher Training

Halifax BC (West Yorkshire) - Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August FULL
Young Chelsea BC (London) - Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October Limited Availability
Aylesbury EBU (Buckinghamshire) - Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November

Updated: 18/07/2019 (CW)