Proficiency Awards

At Cotswold Fencing Club, we run both fencing award systems


With the British Academy of Fencing "Proficiency awards" being taken by the adults at all three weapons, and the Juniors doing the British Fencing "Achievement Awards" at Foil.

Both awards have theory and practical sections to the award. Below is a link to the rules page on the British Fencing website. The theory questions are usually taken from the FIE Competition Rulebook - technical section.

For Duke of Edinburgh awards, the British Academy system is favored, where the three levels match those of the DoE system. On average it will take about 12 weeks fencing to achieve a Bronze award.

British Fencing Rules and Guidelines

Further information about the British Academy Proficiency awards can be found at

    British Academy Proficiency Awards
Further information about the British Fencing Achievement Awards can be found at.

    British Fencing Achievement Awards - Foil