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UKCC Level 1


“Assist more qualified coaches delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision”


The UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Badminton is the first step on the Badmintonscotland Coach Education and Development 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 aspects 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.


The course is open to candidates aged 16 and over on the first day of the course. The current cost of the course is £260, although subsidies of up to 50% of the course fee may be available to candidates who will be actively coaching badminton. In addition, many local authorities and sports councils have grant schemes for coach education. Some venues are ILA centre and ILA tokens can be used for the course.



Development of Level 1 Coaches


Many coaches do not wish to progress beyond Level 1, but it is important that we continue to support and develop these coaches in order to retain them. We have four modules recommended for Level 1 coaches:


* sportscoach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children


* sportscoach UK Coaching Children and Young People


* BADMINTONscotland 5-11 Technical Award A: Developing Good Movement for Badminton: Primary-Aged Children


* BADMINTONscotland 5-11 Technical Award B: Understanding the Game


These modules will be suitably weighted in the Continuous Professional Development scale to ensure that coaches are acknowledged for attendance and completion.



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