ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess

ECU 101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess Seminar will take place Online on 11th and 12th June 2022.

Course information:

  • Course ID: ECU101
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Dates: 11-12 June 2022
  • Time: Please note, all times are in London Time
    • Day1
    • 09.00 – 12.00 
    • 13.00 – 16.00 
    • Day2
    • 09.00 – 12.00 
    • 13.00 – 16.00 
  • Language: English
  • Fee: £150
  • Early bird: (Register until the 1st of June 2022)
  • Venue: on ZOOM 
  • Course Instructor:  Jesper Hall / John Foley 

The ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess training course was designed by the leading chess educationists in Europe and is validated by the ECU Advisory Board which is an international academic panel with experts in disciplines from cognitive science and psychology to statistics and pedagogy. The certification was developed following the Declaration by the European Parliament on 15th March 2012 that Chess in Schools should be encouraged for educational purposes. The course is innovative in terms of content and delivery. It uses the SMART method developed by the professional ChessPlus team based upon years of practical experience supplemented by action research.

The course is suitable for teachers and tutors who want to make chess an exciting and educational experience for children. The course helps you to build up your teaching skills in chess so as to improve the general educational attainment of children. You can showcase this qualification on your CV and LinkedIn profile. The course qualifies towards Continuing Professional Development and is recognised across Europe by virtue of being accredited by the European Chess Union.

This Training Course is subsidised by the European Chess Union to members of national chess federations affiliated with ECU such that concessionary places will be provided for the following:

a) Women applying individually from ECU federations

b) ECU federation members of Small Nations and Development countries:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Bosnia
  • Kosovo
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • San Marino
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Cyprus
  • Faroe Islands
  • Guernsey
  • Ireland
  • Jersey
  • Malta

The number of attendees on the course is limited to 30. Concessionary registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

All registrants should be over 18 years old.

Applicants for the ECU concessionary places should contact to receive the access code: