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 Level 1 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?
You need to attend a weekend course, then a separate third day; and then a one-day formal assessment. Although there are the four contact days, the course should be viewed as a development programme and you will be required to engage in pre-course work (available free, on-line), supported practice and assessment preparation as well.

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)

 
Who Should Go On This Course?
"Anyone who has completed the Coaching Assistant Award and feels ready to take the next step to managing their own coaching groups. Currently qualified UKA Coaches looking to broaden their technical skills can also choose to attend as part of their continued education.

"You will learn how to apply the fundamental principles of running, jumping and throwing and applying this knowledge over a series of sessions to help technically develop groups of athletes. You will learn how to coach running, jumping and throwing activities and observe correct technical aspects".

 
Course Dates include:
  • Weekend 11th/12th November, Taunton (MC0996) (Changed date)
 
The Cost? Cost: £420; England Athletics affiliated club member cost: £255. 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
 
The Application Form? You can download one by Clicking Here
 
Where To Send It?
  • England Athletics,
  • Education and Customer Services,
  • Athletics House,
  • Alexander Stadium,
  • Walsall Road, Perry Barr,
  • Birmingham
  • B42 2BE
Don't forget to quote the course code. 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.