UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton
“Prepare for, deliver and review coaching session(s).”
The 1st4sport UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (L2CCBADQ) qualifies the coach to coach independently and to be able 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. You will also develop a greater understanding of the demands of badminton, physically and psychologically, and how this impacts on your coaching.
Who is it designed for?
The 1st4sport UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton is suitable for those who have already gained some experience of coaching whilst working as an Assistant Coach, following their completion of a Level 1 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.
What does the Level 2 Certificate qualify me to do?
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 your roles and responsibilities as a coach
- Demonstrate that you understand key elements relating to the protection 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.
Please note: Badminton Wales recommends that all coaches should join the Coaches Register once qualified and starting to coach, as this will provide you with necessary insurance along with many other member benefits that will help you to keep yourself up to date.
What are the requirements to go on the course?
Candidates are required to:
- be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the course
- hold a Level 1 Award in Coaching Badminton (UKCC) or equivalent (BADMINTON England Level 1, BADMINTON Scotland Instructors award or the Badminton Wales Intermediate Award) and be able to demonstrate the competences required to achieve the UKCC Level 1 qualification.
How is the qualification delivered?
The 1st4sport UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton will be delivered by an accredited Badminton Wales tutor. It will be split into the following phases:
- Phase 1: Induction and pre-course (25 hours)*
- Phase 2: Taught course (2 days)
- Phase 3: Mid course home study (20 hours)*
- Phase 4: Taught course (1 day)
- Phase 5: Practical Coaching and preparation (28 hours)*
- Phase 6: Internal and independent assessment of practical coaching (1 day)
* Times given in hours for the off course elements of the course represent the number of guided learning hours. These are guidelines for the maximum time and you may complete the tasks in significantly less time.
Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “How to coach” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “What to coach” skills, both on court and in group activities. As a result you will have many opportunities to practice and receive feedback on the coaching skills that you have learnt. You will be assessed throughout the course by your course tutor who will give you plenty of opportunities to demonstrate competence in key areas. There will also be some written work throughout the course and an independent assessment at the end.