UKA Coaching Awards: Coach

Athletic Coach Awards
To be eligible?
Age 18 or over. You're welcome even if you've never competed in the sport. You will need to go through a DBS check before qualifying.

Anyone who has completed the Coaching Assistant or Assistant Coach and feels ready to take the next step to managing their own coaching groups may take the course. Currently qualified UKA Coaches looking to broaden their technical skills can also choose to attend as part of their continued education.
To qualify?
Course bookings can be made at The UK Athletics Hub Website. You will need to register with / login to the UK Athletics Hub website.

The whole process needs to be completed within one year of Day 1 of your course (down from 2 years), although exemption could be granted in special circumstances (e.g. illness)
Course Dates for Days 1 & 2 include:
  • Weekend 9th/10th March, Crypt School, Gloucester
The Cost? Cost: £435; England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £280. You may be eligible for Avon AA support towards the cost.
Add-On Modules
Qualified Athletics Coach and Level 2 (or higher) coaches are given access to the online Athletics Coach Add on Modules, which are offered as an online learning resource so that eligible coaches can progress their own development.

The Athletics Coach Add on Modules cover Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Hammer, Discus, Race Walking and Wheel Chair Racing. These modules are currently available free of charge. Pole Vault, Hammer and Discus will also require a practical assessment.
Event Group Modules
The Event Group Coach (EGC) programme is designed to provide licenced athletics coaches with a greater understanding and awareness of the issues involved with coaching athletes at the Event Group Development stage of the athlete development pathway. This course can only be taken by coaches who already hold an Athletics Coach Awards or are already qualified at Level 2 or above under the old UKA 'Levels' system, and are licensed to coach without supervision.

The Event Group Coach qualifications comprise mostly of online learning, with a single integration day to complete the qualification. For more information visit This Site.
The Small Print? You can read it Here
ACT QUICKLY: some of these courses fill up fast, others get cancelled because they think no-one wants them. Applications normally close about a fortnight before the course date.
More Info? For more information, contact The Coach Education Team.