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The Level 2 Coaching Assistant course is aimed at Coaching Assistants who want to improve their coaching skills and be able to work with groups of beginners on their own under the umbrella programme of a licenced coach.
It is endorsed by the UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) and successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Tennis awarded by 1st4sport. Find out more about 1st4sport.
It will build on the skills learnt on the Level 1 course and will expand your knowledge of working with groups of players in different environments. It will also focus on running short format competitions that will allow beginners to enjoy competing.
On successful completion of the Level 2 candidates should be able to:
• Introduction to the course • Lesson Structure • Warm up/ABCs
• Main Theme & Progresions • Technical • Tactical • Observation & Analysis
Minimum 4 hours experience working with an LTA licensed coach during the 4-6 week break.
Work on Level 2 portfolio.
• Core Coaching Skills • What to coach in singles & doubles • How to behave as a coach •Working with large groups • Working with disabilities • Organising camp
Completion of Level 2 portfolio.
• Summative Practical Assessment • Portfolio assessment
The course is five days - 2 consecutive days followed by a 4 - 6 week break for mentored experience, a further 2 consecutive days followed by a 4 - 6 week break for mentored experience and then a final 1 day assessment.
During the 4 - 6 week break, candidates will need to complete their portfolio of evidence and a minimum of 8 hours mentored coaching experience with an LTA licensed coach.
Candidates are required to have their mentored coaching experience organised before the course starts. For help with this please contact your course provider or your LTA county office.
The course is assessed in two areas:
N.B. Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course at the same venue and pass all elements of assessment to be successful.
Get a DBS (formerly known CRB Enhanced Disclosure) processed through the LTA
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If you have or previously had an ATP or WTA singles or doubles world ranking you can bypass level 2 and take Level 3, (you must have successfully completed Level 1).
These courses are delivered by Coach Education Centres and external training providers working with the LTA county offices.
For dates and venues in your area contact your county office
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On successful completion of the Level 2 Coaching Assistant’s Qualification you will be eligible to join the Coach Accreditation Scheme which offers:
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A Level 2 is qualified to work with groups of beginners of all ages in a variety of environments usually under the umbrella programme of a licensed coach (this hasn’t changed since the qualification was launched 5 years ago).
A coach needs to be aware that their insurance may be invalid by working outside their qualification area. This should also be considered by employers and deployers of coaches who ask a coach to work outside their qualification remit.