Ron / Michael
Qualifications wise you don't need any - the NFA run courses throughout the country in association with City & Guilds and Sportscoach UK - you need to be able to clear a full police check to enable you to work with children and you need to have a great deal of patience - the coaching course is a 3 day programme and like any City & Guilds based course, you have to be able to present evidence in a folder - so some written & organisational skills required. The most important things are the ability to communicate, be able to plan a session and to love angling !
I and others have qualified through S.A.F.E. (Stoke Angling For Everyone), who are a charitable/volunteer organisation working within the Stoke On Trent postcode areas. We are looking for more coaches to put through the NFA training - criteria being you'd need to be living in or near Stoke, belong to a Stoke based club and once you were qualified you have to be able to commit at least 4 Sundays a season to coaching on S.A.F.E. events (for 2 years).
I have found this to be one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.