Athlete Development Pathway

development pathway

UKA Event Specialist Coach – Online Modules & Mentoring Days (Level 4 – Cost TBC)

Whilst this Level 4 equivalent qualification is essentially based around a modular system of online learning, scottishathletics Performance Team staff and UKA National Mentors will be mentoring coaches throughout this programme by providing mentoring days/sessions as well as offering individual support.

UKA Event Group Coach – Online Modules & Mentoring Days (Level 3 – Cost –  Free at moment – final cost TBC)

Whilst this Level 3 equivalent qualification is essentially based around a modular system of online learning, scottishathletics Performance Team staff and UKA National Mentors will be mentoring coaches throughout this programme by providing mentoring days/sessions as well as offering individual support.  For further information please and to sign up follow this link http://ucoach.com/qualifications/online-learning-status/ – and also please inform Jim Goldie – jim.goldie@scottishathletics.org.uk so he can ensure that you receive any updates and individual support as required.

Athletics Coach Award (Level 2) – 3 days plus Assessment Day (Cost – £350 – 50% Subsidy available)

The Athletics Coach award is designed for those who want to get involved in coaching athletes in track and field athletics. This programme advocates a multi-event approach in the development of athletes and covers the Multi-Event Development stage of athlete development and moving into the Event Group Development stage.

Coach in Running Fitness (Level 2) – 3 days plus Assessment Day (Cost – £350 – 50% subsidy available)

The Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) programme  is designed for those who want to get involved in coaching runners who take part in non-track based activities e.g. road, fell, cross country or multi terrain events.

Coaching Assistant Award (Level 1)– 2 days no assessment (Cost – £150)

A Coaching Assistant works under the guidance of a licensed Coach and may deliver units of the session on behalf of the Supervising Coach. Although a Supervising Coach must always be present, a Coaching Assistant may coach in another area of the venue as long as they are delivering the session determined by the Supervising Coach.

*Please note that from 2014 this course is open to candidates 16 years + (formerly 18 years+)

Leading Athletics (Introductory Course) – 3 Hour Workshop no assessment (Cost – £300 per club / max 24 candidates)

This new certificated workshop is designed to give an introduction to leading athletics activities for young / developing athletes. It aims to provide the theory of delivery whilst offering the candidate opportunities to lead activities from a range of task cards (which form part of the resource available following the workshop). The practical sessions are initially tutor led, however a significant amount of time is allocated throughout the workshop for candidates to experience the key elements of leading for themselves.

Workshop is open to a wide variety of individuals aged 14 years +, including school pupils, parents, teachers, helpers and volunteers

Jogleaders Award – 1 day no assessment (Cost – £75)

This one day course is divided into theory and practical sessions which will provide new leaders with the knowledge and skill to lead groups of walkers and/or joggers. The classroom based sessions involve presentations, interactive group exercises, discussions and feedback while the practical sessions look at leading beginners and mixed ability jogging groups.

How to Coach Athletes with a Disability (Cost – £50)

This workshop has been designed for coaches interested or already working with athletes with a disability.  The workshop will cover; aspects of disability awareness, communication, classification for competition, competition structures and opportunities for practical ‘hands on’ coaching.

Coaching Wheelchair Racers (Cost will vary depending on local situation)

This 3 hour course is an opportunity for coaches to gain a greater understanding on coaching wheelchair racers, and for wheelchair athletes it is a tremendous opportunity to explore pushing techniques and drills.

Introduction to Race Running (Cost will vary depending on local situation)

This course is an introduction to Race Running for coaches with athletes with a disability, particularly cerebral palsy athletes. It is a great opportunity to learn about Race Running and explore and develop the technical aspects of the event.

Full details on all of the above qualifications can be found on the uCoach website – http://ucoach.com/qualifications/coach-education-and-pathway/

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