Non LTA tennis 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.

BTCA: We are working with the BTCA to map their course and tutor standards, content and curriculum. However, please note we are currently unable to accept BTCA qualifications for entry into LTA Coach Accreditation and the LTA qualification pathway.

RPT: Currently the RPT are suspended from certifying for the Level 3 qualification without 1st4sport prior approval. They are working with 1st4sport to rectify this situation.

 
Please note that due to venue registration we are experiencing a high volume of non LTA qualification forms being submitted at this time. We endeavour to respond to each application within one month.
 

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 submit evidence of your training to us 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.

Submit your qualifications using the link below.

Non LTA Coach Qualifications form

 

 

Step two

Meet the following pre-requisites

  • 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 Level 3 assessment.  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.
  • 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 3 in First Aid.

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

Step three

Complete any two LTA approved CPD Courses

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 must complete any two approved LTA CPD Courses (excluding the online CPD Courses) to ensure that all accredited coaches working in the UK have knowledge of the latest information, products and programmes.

Click here to see the available CPD Courses.

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.