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Created on 10 October 2011
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Coach Education

 BADMINTONscotland reviewed its coach education approach following consultation with coaches, clubs and players. There was concern that the UKCC qualifications in coaching badminton were not producing effective coaches.

For the 2015-2019 strategy to deliver results at any level, coaching and the development of high-quality coaches across the participation-performance continuum need to underpin all our work. BADMINTONscotland will continue to deliver coach education and development within the UK Coaching Model, delivering the vision of “Excellent Coaching Every Time for Everyone”.

Our Coaching Plan is fully aligned to “Coaching Scotland” and BADMINTONscotland has signed up to the “Coaching Scorecard” portal.

In the 2015-2019 period, BADMINTONscotland will deliver a modular-based Participation Pathway, with coach education and development inextricably linked to player development.

The Participation Pathway is part of an overall coach and development system, as detailed in the 2015-2019 Strategy “Build, Sustain and Grow”. It links closely to the Performance Strategy, feeding players into Regional Development Clubs through Talent Identification days. It ensures that players who are de-selected from the Six-to-Success National Programme have a route back into structured club badminton, delivered by qualified, licensed coaches.

Participation modules will develop the generic participant-education skills of the coach. Continuous Professional Development for coaches will include sports coach UK workshops offered by local partners as well as access to sportscotland’s regional coaching programme.

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Badminton Introductory Award

Course Cost
£100 per head.
No subsidy is available.

Target Audience
At least 16 years of age
Have attended the Badminton Basics Award within the past 3 years
Have attended sportscoach UK “Safeguarding & Protecting Children” award within the past 3 years

Course Descriptor
The course will qualify the successful coach to work with
- Junior beginner/junior club players
- Senior beginner/social/club players in the lower levels

The course takes place over one weekend

Course Content
Online generic “how-to-coach” module
Fundamental movement skills in badminton
Session outlines

Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “how to coach” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “what to coach” skills. As a result there will be many opportunities to practise and receive feedback on the coaching skills that  have been learned. Assessment will take place throughout the course by the course tutor who will give plenty of opportunities to demonstrate competence in key areas. There will also be a formal assessment on the second day of the course.

Course dates and venues can be found on the calendar above or by contacting Pogie Manson, Coach Administrator, coachadmin@badmintonscotland.org.uk 0141 445 1215


Badminton Junior Award
Course Cost
tbc
No subsidy is available.

Target Audience
At least 16 years of age
Have attended the Badminton Introductory Award or UKCC Level 1 / Level 1 Advanced within the past 3 years
Have attended sportscoach UK “Safeguarding & Protecting Children” award within the past 3 years
Have delivered badminton coaching (evidenced through session plans) for at least 12 months

Course Content
Online module
2 on-court modules
Session outlines

Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “how to coach” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “what to coach” skills. As a result there will be many opportunities to practise and receive feedback on the coaching skills that  have been learned. Assessment will take place throughout the course by the course tutor who will give plenty of opportunities to demonstrate competence in key areas. There will also be a formal assessment.

Course dates and venues can be found on the calendar above or by contacting Pogie Manson, Coach Administrator, coachadmin@badmintonscotland.org.uk 0141 445 1215


UKCC Level 3
Course Cost
£1200 per head
A subsidy of up to 75% may be available 

Target Audience
Must be at least 18 years of age on day one of the course
Hold UKCC Level 2 in Badminton or BADMINTONscotland agreed equivalent
Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Screening of application forms is strongly advised to ensure suitability for entry to the qualification
Check that learners must have insurance cover before they undertake coaching practice
Learners working with children must be a member of the PVG scheme or BADMINTONscotland Coaches’ Register

Registration Period
Candidates have 3 years to complete this course
They must have completed their programme of learning and assessment, and have applied for certification within that period
Learners who do not complete within this timescale are not eligible for certification or subsidy

Learner Induction
An effective qualification/course induction must be provided to all learners. The induction is required to ensure that learners have an appropriate understanding of:
The key members of BADMINTONscotland’s Coaching & Development Team
BADMINTONscotland’s policies, statements and procedures, which as a minimum must cover:
Health & Safety Policy
Equality Policy
Data Protection Policy
Quality Assurance Policy
Malpractice / Maladministration Policy
Appeals: Reporting and Handling Procedure
Complaints: Reporting and Handling Procedure
The learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the qualification (see “Unit Specifications”)
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