UKCC Level 2
“Prepare for, deliver and review coaching session(s).”
The UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton qualifies the coach to coach independently and enables them to plan a series of linked coaching sessions. There will still be a significant focus on the “How to” skills of coaching that were introduced at Level 1. The technical elements that were introduced at Level 1 will be consolidated and a number of new technical elements will be introduced. There is a greater focus on tactical coaching as well as technical coaching. Candidates will also develop a greater understanding of the physical and psychological demands of badminton and how this impacts on coaching.
The course is open to candidates aged 18 and over on the first day of the course. The current cost of the course is £520, 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 2 Coaches
Continuous Professional Development for Level 2 coaches will again take the form of two generic and two technical modules:
- sportscoach UK Coaching the Whole Child
- sportscoach UK Analysing Your Coaching
- BADMINTONscotland 5-11 Technical Award E: under development
- BADMINTONscotland 5-11 Technical Award F: under development
Level 2 coaches will also be offered relevant training to get involved in local mentoring programmes, in order that they can oversee the development of the Level 1 coaches if required. They may also be given the opportunity to get involved in sportscotland’s Regional Coach Development Programme if appropriate.