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Course Cost

  • £750 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 will be carried out by the Coaching & Development Committee to ensure suitability for entry to the qualification
  • 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

Learner Induction

  • An effective qualification/course induction will be provided to all learners.
  • To achieve the qualification, learners are required to have assessed evidence of the:
  • Production of a performance profile for a minimum of two participants, for whom annual planning is appropriate, training several times per week. These should be matched against established benchmarks and identify the current and potential level of participant performance and/or development. This should cover the following areas:
    • Technical ability
    • Tactical awareness
    • Physical needs
  • Design and planning of an annual badminton coaching programme for each participant (a minimum of two), which should be based upon the outcome of the performance profile(s) developed in the earlier unit “Analyse Participants’ Performance and Set Programme Goals in Badminton”
  • Production of a detailed plan of a discrete cycle or phase (minimum of 8 weeks) associated with an aspect of the badminton coaching programme for each participant (a minimum of two)
  • Production of a minimum of eight coaching session plans within the discrete cycle or phase associated with an aspect of the badminton coaching programme for each participant (a minimum of two)
  • Production of a recorded plan for the ongoing evaluation of the coaching programme, participant development and self-improvement; the plan should identify the methodology and timings for the ongoing review
  • That they are competent in managing a safe coaching environment for participants and others; this must be observed by an appropriately qualified assessor on a minimum of two occasions
  • The ongoing management of a safe coaching environment ; this should be within the planned discrete cycle or phase associated with an aspect of their coaching programme
  • The delivery of a minimum of 8 badminton coaching sessions within the discrete cycle or phase (minimum of 8 weeks) associated with an aspect of the badminton coaching programme for each participant (a minimum of two)
  • The delivery of a minimum of 2 badminton coaching sessions, which must be observed by an appropriately qualified assessor on separate occasions
  • The production of recorded participant performance and/or development reviews and associated action plans for a minimum of 2 participants during the badminton coaching programme; this should cover the following areas:
    • Technical
    • Tactical
    • Physical
  • Evidence the production of a recorded review and evaluation for each detailed training cycle or phase (minimum of 8 weeks) associated with an aspect of the badminton coaching programme
  • The production of a personal action plan to develop their own coaching practice based upon the delivery of a detailed training cycle or phase associated with an aspect of the annual badminton coaching programme
  • An action plan to develop coaching practice for others involved in supporting the annual badminton coaching programme
  • The assessment methods which have been reviewed for construct validity for this qualification include:
    • Completion of portfolio (practical tasks related to coaching badminton and knowledge tests
    • practical demonstration
  • Learners are only eligible to attend for the final practical assessment when they have completed all other assessment components of the qualification
  • Prior to all assessments, the learners should be aware of what is expected of them and the assessment criteria being targeted. At the conclusion of the assessment they will be given an outcome (if appropriate), feedback and an action plan for their further development.
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