Coaching Qualifications

Coaching Children Rugby Union – UKCC Level 1

The next stage on the evolutionary journey has been identified by the emerging Player & Coach Development Models. These clearly recognise the ever changing needs of players as they grow and develop and the specific skills of the coach required tomeet those needs. The Level 1 course provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes essential in developing children’s social, personal, physical and mental skills in conjunction with the technical and tactical aspects of the game of Rugby Union.

In order to develop confident, competent, decision making players it is necessary to develop confident, competent, decision making people. This goes beyond rugby and requires knowledge other than technical and tactical. This course will cover a number of important areas associated with child development, including; developing fundamental movement skills and – Confidence, Competence Creativity, Connection (teamwork), Character & caring – The 5Cs –  through rugby union.

With this in mind
·         From February 1st 2012, the UKCC Level 1 in Coaching Rugby Union became the UKCC Level 1 in Coaching Children Rugby Union
·         The course is for coaches who work with players up to U12 (Mini / Midi)
·         Rugby Ready remains a prerequisite, with attendance at the Tag course recommended
·         Typical delivery will consist of 1 full day (Saturday or Sunday) followed by a period of home study and attendance at an evening module approx. 10 days later with the final day (Saturday or Sunday) taking place 10 days after the evening module. This format gives coaches the opportunity to reflect on and or apply their learning at their club or school and complete home study elements of the course.
·         Course fee will remain at £105 inc VAT (correct at time of publishing)

The RFU Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union – UKCC Level 2

Coaches working in the Youth and Adult game (U13 upwards) will be expected to attend a new qualification.  The RFU Coaching Award, which will be Level 2 equivalent. This course, as with the children’s course, will reflect the environment the coach practices in i.e. the 15 a side game. Whilst there will still be an emphasis on the knowledge, skills and attributes of the coach and how they utilise both coaching process and session delivery methods greater attention will be given to the application of the principles of play, the tactical aspects of defence and attack as well as the use of key factors in building and playing from set piece.

Format:
Delivery is on four separate single days, spread over a period of between 8 – 12 weeks, with guided home study and research between days using web based resources. Coaches may be required to apply their research and learning between attendances in the form of one or more coaching sessions.

With this in mind

·         From 1st May 2012 the UKCC Level 2 in Coaching Rugby Union became the UKCC Level 2 RFU Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
·         The course is an entry level course for a coach working in the 15 a side game. Prerequisites agreed by the UK Source Group are:
–          As current process – Level 1 plus appropriate CPD
–          Coaching in the 15 a side game
Or
–          Coaching in the 15 a side game
–          Attended Scrum Factory
–          Attended Rugby Ready
–          Attended at least one CPD course at Youth or Adult Level
·         Course fee will remain £180 inc VAT (correct at time of publishing)
·         At the point of application coaches will be required to confirm that they are coaching the 15 a side game and supply their previous coaching and playing experiences.

Qualification descriptions

Current programme of award courses can be found here:

RFU/Southern Region/award courses 

Contact

For further information on developing you current coaching knowledge or qualifications contact Ian Dowdle (Club Coaching Coordinator) ccc@havantrfc.co.uk

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