Please use the links below to read more information about the
content of the coaching courses.
Level 1 Certificate in Coaching
Basketball - 1st4 Sport Level 1
Dance Made Easy -
KS 1 & 2 and KS 3 & 4
Level 1 Certificate in Coaching
Level 1 Certificate in Coaching
Netball 7 -
12 - 16
Quicksticks - England Hockey
Preliminary Coaching for Teachers
Yoga - Teaching in
Badminton - Level 1 Certificate in Coaching -
The Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (L1CCBAD) is the
first step on the new Badminton England Coaching Pathway. The
qualification focuses on both the art and the science of coaching,
introducing new coaches to the “How to” skills of coaching as well
as helping them to break down and coach the technical and tactical
elements of the game. It will qualify the assistant coach to work
alongside a more qualified coach, working with players in their
early stages of development.
Who is it Designed
The course is suitable for those who are new
to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the game and would like
to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment. Assistant
coaches should be committed to their own development and should be
looking to gain experience whilst working with a coach who is
already qualified at Level 2 or higher.
What Does the Level 1 Certificate
Qualify Me To Do?
The course will qualify the successful
candidate to assist a higher qualified coach working with:
- Junior beginner / club players.
- Senior beginner / social / club players in
the lower levels of local leagues.
- Roles and responsibilities of the Level 1
coach: including health and safety, child protection, equity and
code of conduct.
- Technical elements of the basic strokes
including how to break them down and deliver them appropriately to
a variety of target audiences.
- Introduction to tactics, including spatial
awareness and basic doubles formations.
- Delivering an effective warm up and cool
- “How to Coach” skills: including coaching
styles, learning styles, communication skills, questioning,
demonstration, observation and feedback skills, structuring an
activity and goal setting.
All candidates will receive high-quality
resources to support the qualification. These will include an
induction pack and a coach handbook to support the core learning
outcomes along with a candidate pack which contains all of the
The course is delivered by Badminton
Basketball - 1st4Sport Level 1
Award in Coaching
This course, designed by England Basketball, allows
you to coach Basketball under supervision. It runs for sixteen
hours (fourteen hours contact time and two hours self
- Passing (including getting free and catching
- Individual offence.
- Individual defence.
- Playing the game and simple tactics.
- Introducing the game to beginners.
- Basic rules: contact, movement and dribbling,
as per the apprentice referee.
- Syllabus and handbook.
- Organising practice sessions.
- Communication skills.
- Teaching players the skills of passing, set
shooting, lay-ups, footwork, dribbling and basic one v one and team
Candidates for this award shall be assessed by
the course tutor on a minimum of one ten-minute coaching session
and a demonstration of the basic skills of basketball
(shooting action, lay-up shot, stopping with the ball,
passing and receiving and dribbling). Please see
here for more information and links to important documents
(UKCC Level 1 information).
Dance Made Easy – KS 1 & 2 and KS 3 &
This course aims to provide students (with no
previous experience) with a detailed knowledge of dance within
NCPE (National Curriculam Physical Education) at Key Stages 1,
2, 3 and 4.
Students will gain knowledge on lesson
planning and delivery of dance-specific themes, learn useful and
easy choreography tips, be given a brief yet concise overview of
health and safety and be engaged in hands on learning with example
lesson plans and peer evaluation.
- Intro: students will be introduced to the
aims of the course and given a background of dance within NCPE and
its benefits. They will be briefly led through the NC assessment
levels and guidelines for the appropriate Key Stages.
- Dance-specific warm up: students will be lead
through a practical dance warm up which will be narrated throughout
by the instructor. Students will be given time to ask questions at
the end of the warm up section and will be asked simple questions
by the instructor.
- Choreography and themes: students will be
given practical tips on choreography and how they can use themes
and stimuli within dance lessons. This will be put into practice
later in the course.
- Main body of lesson: students will be guided
through several practical example lesson plans and given time to
work in small groups on their preferred lesson plan, creating an
additional activity/piece of choreography or warm up to go
with their chosen lesson plan. This section of the course will
include peer teaching and evaluation.
- Cool down: students will be lead through a
practical dance cool down by the instructor.
- Lesson planning: students will be asked to
complete a lesson plan based on what they have learnt during the
course. There will be an opportunity to talk through any issues
that students may have and conduct peer evaluation of the lesson
- The resource pack: provided to each student,
the resource pack will aid students in making use of the
information learnt throughout the course. It will act as a working
tool which they can take away and use in the future, with example
lesson plans, templates and resource sheets.
The course is delivered by LimeLight Dance and
Dodgeball (UKDBA) – Level 1 Certificate
The UKDBA Level 1 Coaching Course is for
candidates with very little, if any experience in the UK sport of
dodgeball; it is open to any candidate over the age of 16 who wants
to improve their knowledge of the sport and their coaching skills.
The course has been designed by the NGB (National Governing Body)
for dodgeball, the UKDBA, and its development team. The team has a
wealth of experience in all age groups and with input from the top
international coaches their expertise has helped to form a high
quality qualification for you to experience.
The certificate, upon successful completion of
the qualification, will enable you to deliver coaching activities
and assist more qualified coaches in coaching the skills and
techniques to both children and adults. This qualification will
also enable you to progress onto a Level 2 Head Coach Award.
Once candidates have successfully completed the
Level 1 course in coaching dodgeball, they should be able to:
- Establish a safe working environment
- Develop positive relationships with
- Understand rules and principles of
- Prepare players for coaching activities
- Deliver prepared activities
- Understand basic techniques of core skills
- Conclude and review prepared activities
- Adapt prepared activities
- Support participants needs and behaviour
This course is delivered by UK Dodgeball
Handball - Level 1 Certificate in
By the end of this course, participants should
be able to:
- Assist with the delivery of junior/mini
- Understand the organisational skills
necessary to introduce handball to complete beginners
- Perform and apply basic individual skills and
- Understand and apply basic team tactics
- Understand and apply basic rules
- Unit 1: Introducing the game to beginners and
- Unit 2: Ball handling skills
- Unit 3: Basic individual attacking
- Unit 4: Basic individual defending
- Unit 5: Refereeing and basic rules of
Netball 7 – 11
The course covers all aspects of coaching
netball to the 7 – 11 age group, including First Steps and High 5
games. The course will cover aspects of the game such as
attacking, shooting and defending, as well as basic skills such as
catching, throwing and movement. Students will have the opportunity
to play and umpire during the course and should dress appropriately
for this; if you have a whistle please bring it.
Students will receive a resource booklet for
Netball 7 – 11 and the official guidelines for High 5 Netball
(please note England Netball are currently reviewing resources and
they may differ at the time of the course).
Netball 12 - 16
The course covers all aspects of coaching
Netball to the 12 - 16 age group. The course will cover
aspects of the game such as attacking, shooting and defending as
well as basic skills such as catching, throwing and
movement. Students will have the opportunity to play and
umpire during the course and should dress appropriately for this,
if you have a whistle please bring it.
Students will receive a resource booklet for Netball 12 - 16.
Quicksticks - England
Quicksticks is a 4 a-side introductory game of hockey, designed
especially for 7-11 year olds to play. It can be played on
any surface, and uses a larger, lighter and safer ball. The
game is designed in a way that makes it easy for teachers and
coaches to deliver, even if they have little or no prior knowledge
The field of play is the size of a standard netball court and a
team consists of six players; four outfield pitch players and two
‘officials’ (one manager/coach and one umpire). All players must
rotate with the two official’s roles within the game.
The game of Quicksticks is played in three periods, with games
lasting for up to 30 minutes for 11 year olds and just over 20
minutes for 7-8 year olds.
Supported by 49 illustrated Challenge Cards which introduce the
game gradually and a full Curriculum Resource which includes
six-weeks worth of lesson plans for the whole Key Stage 2
curriculum, Quicksticks can be played or taught by anyone!
The general philosophy is to have fun whilst learning and
developing core skills.
The course objectives are as follows:
- Introduction of Quicksticks
- To understand how Quicksticks is played
- To understand how the resources work – Curriculum Resource and
- To ensure safe practise in the delivery of Quicksticks
- Increase confidence of teachers/community sports coaches to
Above taken from England Hockey's
The resource pack is very high quality and will be great for those
planning to deliver hockey to these age groups.
Rounders - Preliminary Coaching for
The Preliminary Coaching for Teachers course
is designed to introduce teachers and leaders to the basic
principles of the striking and fielding activities of rounders and
is particularly aimed at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.
- The introduction of small-sided striking and
- Skills activities related to rounders
- The simplified rules of rounders
- Simplified rules
- Small games cards
- Basic skills poster
- Basic skills award scheme poster
- UKCCL1 skills cards
This course is delivered by Rounders
Yoga – Teaching in Primary Schools
A practical course based on fifteen years
experience of working with children and from being a yoga
teacher. Nichi is director of the Yoga Space in Leeds and has
devised this course for Education Leeds. She has been training
primary school teachers and Yoga teachers for the last four
Yoga helps children with coordination, mental
focus, confidence and is fun. Children are natural Yogis. Yoga Kids
combines drama, yoga, philosophy and teamwork to deliver a course
that is enjoyable and informative.
Students will also receive resource booklets
on the yoga asanas with all artist-illustrated postures,
photocopiable with key teaching points and benefits as well as the
course content including games, session plans, class structure,
history, classroom yoga and breathing plus extra worksheets.
This course is delivered by The Yoga Space –