UKCC LEVEL 2
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The aim of the UKCC Level 2 course is to enable you to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions to a group of players, as a club coach or teacher. It is a four-day course, taking place over two months and features a mixture of practical-based exercises and home study tasks.
Is the UKCC Level 2 suitable for me?
To qualify for entry to level 2, candidates must possess a UKCC Level 1 Certificate in coaching Rugby Union, IRB Level 2 or be a qualified PE teacher with an appropriate rugby background.
Candidates should demonstrate an involvement with the coaching or teaching of rugby and attendance at coaching seminars, courses or conferences. Please complete the simple self-assessment (below) to check that you are ready for Level 2. Only active coaches will be accepted for a Level 2 course.
UKCC Level 2 Course Information
On successful completion of Level 2, candidates should be able to:
- develop an appreciation of the ethical coaching process, the needs of the player and related issues in sports science
- plan, conduct and evaluate a series of rugby union coaching sessions in a systematic and progressive manner
- coach the basic skills and techniques of rugby union including, the scrummage, line-out, back-play, defence, continuity & counter-attack.
- promote and establish positive working relationships and high standards of behaviour with - and among - players, other coaches, parents and officials
- ensure the health and safety of players and others within the coaching environment and be able to respond to accidents and emergencies
- develop greater responsibility for their own learning and development promote the sport of rugby union in a positive and constructive manner
- demonstrate an understanding of the principles of attack and defence through practices and small-sided games
The course is a four day course spread throughout a calendar month. The course is primarily practical-based, and you will be given several opportunities to coach and develop your coaching throughout the course. There are also home study tasks including the planning, delivery and review of coaching sessions.
The Level 2 contributes to the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the Level 2 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Coaching. The NOS have been developed by people from the industry with a vast range of knowledge and experience. The standards provide a benchmark of good practice. Successful candidates will be awarded SCQF Level 5 Sports Coaching (Rugby Union) by the SQA and will also revceive and electronic certificate from Scottish Rugby endorsed by UKCC.
Assessment is competency-based allowing you to be continually assessed, receive support and complete action-planning throughout the course. Candidates must complete the home-study tasks.
Candidates should be 18 years of age or over before they can apply for the qualification.
Coaches applying for the UKCC level 2 course must have attended the mandatory RugbyReady annual practical course.
All coaches must provide evidence of having completed the following:-
Once completed print off your downloadable certificates and bring to the course.
Coaches - please ensure you have completed these prior to applying, should any candidate not have completed the above then you will not achieve the award.
To qualify for entry to level 2, candidates must possess a UKCC Level 1 Certificate in coaching Rugby Union, IRB level 2 qualification or be a qualified PE teacher with an appropriate rugby background.
Candidates should demonstrate an involvement with the coaching or teaching of rugby and attendance at coaching seminars, courses or conferences. Please complete the simple self-assessment (above) to check that you are ready for Level 2.
Closest Venue -
St. Andrews University (Midweek)
Thursday 24th Jan 2013 - 9.00am-6.00pm
Friday 25th Jan 2013 - 9.00am-6.00pm
Monday 25th Feb 2013 - 9.00am-6.00pm
Closing Date Friday 18th Jan 2013
How to apply
Following Sportscotland's review of funding to support the cost of UKCC courses for eligible coaches, an outline of the new application and subsidy process for all coaches / teachers who are working to grow the game in Scotland within our member clubs and schools is detailed below.
In order to qualify for the subsidised price of £50 for a Level 2 - candidates are asked to provide additional information on Scottish Rugby's UKCC course application form. Should the criteria for subsidy not be met, then candidates will be asked to pay the full price of £240. This will ensure that only coaches who are actively growing the game in our member clubs and schools are able to take advantage of the subsidised price. (Coaches who are operating in other Unions or our-with our member clubs and schools will be charged £240.)
As a result the price of UKCC courses will remain as published for eligible coaches for the remainder of the year. These may be subject to change during the 2012-13 financial year.
Candidates are asked to complete the application form as fully as possible and return as per the instructions at the foot of the application forms.
Completed application forms must be returned with a cheque made out to ‘Scottish Rugby’ for the full amount or with a contact address and email address for the organisation to be invoiced. Please send applications to:
Coach Development Administrator
If the course is fully-booked, your cheque will be returned. There may be a small standby list for each course.