Non LTA Coaching Qualification | Tennis in Britain

Non LTA Coaching Qualification

The LTA aims to welcome coaches with external qualifications or from abroad who have completed similar levels of quality coach training. If you have an external qualification and would like to either join the qualification pathway or become a member of LTA Coach Accreditation (our professional coach membership scheme), below is some information on how you can make that happen.

Step one

What level of accreditation does my qualification allow me to access?

If your qualification is three days or more of tutor contact and includes an assessment, you are eligible to become Accredited.

If you wish to then join the LTA Coach Qualification Pathway, you will need to complete the 1st4sport Level 1 Coaching Assistant Qualification.

If your qualification is fifteen days or more of tutor contact time and includes an assessment, you are eligible to apply for an assessment on the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Tennis.

You will need to send in evidence of your training to coach.accreditation@lta.org.uk which should include copies of your coaching qualification certificate(s), supported by a letter from the Coach Education Department of your National Association or Federation confirming the length of the qualification and the number of tutor contact hours. 

Please note this must be sent in English.

Step two

Become an Accredited coach

You will need to become Accredited before you can be assessed on the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Tennis and once you have passed the assessment, you'll be eligible to become an Accredited+ coach.

Step three

Complete coaching modules

This step is only for those coaches who are eligible to apply for an assessment on the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Tennis.

Complete 2 of the following coaching modules:

These modules have been selected to ensure that all accredited coaches working in the UK have knowledge of the latest information, products and programmes.

Step four

Get assessed

This step is only for those coaches who are eligible to apply for an assessment on the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Tennis.

You will need to complete the coursework/portfolio of the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Tennis before you can attend the practical assessment, all of which are arranged by the Coach Education Centres

Please contact one of the Centres in order to begin the process and to find out further information.

Once you have passed the practical assessment, you'll be eligible to become an Accredited+ coach.

The cost to be assessed may vary between Coach Education Centres however, it will be within the region of £600-£700. They will administer this payment directly. 

 

FAQ:

What is the difference between a Qualification and LTA Coach Accreditation?

LTA Coach Accreditation is a professional membership scheme for qualified coaches. The aim of the scheme is to provide affordable insurance to protect a tennis coach’s career, deliver educational support and relevant benefits to maximise every coaching business and to provide a stamp of approval recognised by parents, players and employers.

A Coaching Qualification is an assessed award given by a recognised body to signify that learning and training has taken place and the required level has been successfully demonstrated during an assessment.