Level 3 Tennis Coach Qualification | LTA | Tennis in Britain

Level 3 - Tennis Coach Qualification

The level 3 coach qualification course is for people who want to work full time within the tennis coaching profession. On successful completion of the coach qualification candidates will be able to:

  • Coach beginners and improvers in groups and as individuals.
  • Understand the basics of business management.
  • Understand the competitive structure in the UK.
  • Manage the work of level 1 and 2 coaching assistants.

Duration of the course

  • 4 modules of 3 days plus 1 assessment day.
  • 9 hours coaching experience between each module. 

Course structure

The course is 13 days broken down into 4 modules of 3 days plus 1 assessment day. The breaks between modules will be 4-6 weeks to allow coaches time to undertake 27 hours of coaching experience.

Module one:

Days 1, 2 & 3

  • Coaching process.
  • Observation and analysis.
  • Coaching skills.
  • Planning.

 

4-6 week break for a minimum of 9 hours coaching experience with an LTA Accredited+ coach.

Work on portfolio.

 

Module two:

Days 4, 5 & 6

 

  • Technical development.
  • Stages of learning.
  • Communication and organisation.
  • Mental skills.
  • Business management.

4-6 week break for a minimum of 9 hours coaching experience with an LTA Accredited+ coach.

Work on portfolio.

 

Module three:

Days 7, 8 & 9

 

  • Disability awareness.
  • Behaviour management.
  • Teaching progressions.
  • Group coaching.
  • Competition.

 

4-6 week break for a minimum of 9 hours coaching experience with an LTA Accredited+ coach.

Completion of portfolio.

 

Module four:

Days 10, 11 & 12

 

  • Formative assessment.

 

  

Summative Assessment:

Day 13

The course is assessed in two areas:

  • On court practical coaching assessment of group and individual lessons
  • Portfolio of evidence to be completed by day 10 .

Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course and pass all elements of the assessment criteria to be successful.

Course pre-requisites

  • Hold the level 2 coaching assistant certificate/ECA/ETTC
  • Be LTA Accredited  or hold a DBS/PVG Certificate applied for through LTA/Tennis Scotland that is less than 12 months old from the start date of the course.  Please note that it may take at least eight weeks for a DBS to be processed and you must hold a valid LTA DBS certificate upon booking. 
  • Have (or have had) a rating of 6.1 or a play test grade 1.
  • Hold a valid certificate of competence in either First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), or will have successfully completed the OFQUAL Level 2 in First Aid.

Cost of the course

£650 (This is the fee for LTA run courses but may vary depending on the course provider).

How to apply*

These courses are delivered by coach education centres and external training providers.

For dates and venues in your area please visit the course search.

*Please apply at least 21 days prior to the course start dates. All places are subject to availability.

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