A subsidy of up to 50% may be available for this course.
The UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton is suitable for those who have already gained the UKCC Level 1 Certificate and spent a minimum of 12 months coaching. It is the next step from the Level 1 Advanced award.
Coaches working towards their Level 2 qualification should be committed to their own development as a coach and should be able to demonstrate this through extended off-course study.
They should continue to work with a more experienced and qualified coach throughout their course of study
They should have at least 1 year’s evidenced coaching experience
They should be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the course
They should hold a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (UKCC) or equivalent (BADMINTON England Level 1, BADMINTONscotland Instructors award or the Welsh Badminton Union Intermediate Award) and be able to demonstrate the competences required to achieve the UKCC Level 1 qualification. It is strongly advised that candidates hold a Level 1 Advanced qualification.
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 which were introduced at Level 1. The technical elements which 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. You will also develop a greater understanding of the physical and psychological demands of badminton and how this impacts on coaching.
The course is made up of one full weekend, a third day and an assessment half-day spread over a period of at least 7 weeks.
The level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton will qualify the successful candidate to coach independently and to:
Understand and adapt to the needs of participants
Be able to plan sessions suited to participants’ needs
Be able to evaluate players technically and tactically
Be able to work with players to set appropriate goals
Be able to carry out the necessary health and safety checks for venues and players
Demonstrate use of a variety of communication techniques
Prepare candidates appropriately for coaching sessions
Understand the roles and responsibilities of a coach
Demonstrate understanding of key elements relating to the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, are able to deal with injuries should they occur and coach in an equitable manner
Be able to manage players effectively
Understand the factors that affect performance (physical and psychological) and how to plan sessions to develop these.