UKCC Level 1: Coaching Children Rugby Union

The UKCC Level 1 is an entry level course for coaches of children (Primary 1-7). It has been designed to provide coaches with the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to fulfil the needs of all the children participating in rugby union.

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This course has been developed by the Scottish, English and Welsh Rugby Unions and is awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The qualification is a vocationally-related qualification which sits on the Government’s National Qualifications Framework and is recognised by all three unions, in all three home countries.

Further qualifications are under development* 

Course Aims

On completion coaches will be able to:-

  • Demonstrate equitable qualities appropriate to the role and responsibilities of rugby union coach of children
  • Understand the principles of coaching
  • Know how to plan, establish and maintain a safe coaching environment
  • Understand how to plan and support the delivery of activities that are age and stage appropriate for all players
  • Understand how to develop own coaching practice

Course Outline

This course is organised by approved coaching centres and delivered by SRU accredited coach educators. It will last approximately 21 hours (16 hours on course, 5 hours home study) and coaches must attend all three days to receive the final qualification

Coaching rugby is a rewarding experience

Assessment

This course is competence based and involves on-course appraisal. It involves both classroom and outdoor practical activities, where coaches will be expected to participate fully in all sessions. 

Prerequisites                                                        

Candidates are required to be 16 years of age or over before they can be registered for qualification. They must also provide evidence of having completed the following:-

Recommended Prior Learning

You may also benefit from the International Rugby Board (IRB) self-check assessments:

Recommended Prior Reading

Qualifications from the IRB

IRB Strength and Conditioning Level 1 (external site)

Application Process and Cost

Please complete a UKCC Level 1: Coaching Children Rugby Union Application Form (pdf) indicating the date and venue of your selected course, your payment details and send it to:

Alternatively, please email a completed application form to Claire.Scott@sru.org.uk and include the details of your payment information.

Payment

In conjunction with sportscotland, Scottish Rugby is able to subsidise the course cost for those coaches and teachers working within our member and associate clubs and schools to grow the game at a price of £50. If you do not coach with one of our member clubs and schools then you must pay the unsubsidised price of £200.

Candidates MUST send payment by cheque made payable to Scottish Rugby.

We are NOT able to invoice candidates unless they are part of a club or school who are currently on the Scottish Rugby vendor list. In this case, please provide details of whom to invoice (name and address of organisation and contact email address).

PAYMENT FOR YOUR COURSE SHOULD BE MADE IN ADVANCE, OR YOUR PLACE CANNOT BE GUARENTEED. UNFORTUNATELY, NO REFUND WILL BE OFFERED SHOULD CANDIDATES WITHDRAW PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE. WE WILL HOWEVER ENDEAVOUR TO PLACE YOU ON AN ALTERNATIVE COURSE AT A LATER DATE.

UKCC Level 1: Coaching Children Rugby Union Courses

Venue

Dates

  Availability  

Highland RFC

16 May 2014 6.30pm-9.30pm

17 May 2014, 18 May 2014 9.00am-5.00pm

OPEN
Aberdeenshire RFC

30 May 2014 6.30pm-9.30pm

31 May 2014, 1 June 2014 9.00am-5.00pm

OPEN
Strathaven RFC

1 June 2014, 8 June 2014 9.00am-5.00pm

2 June 2014 6.30pm-9.30pm

OPEN
Dumfries RFC

31 May 2014, 7 June 2014 9.00am-5.00pm

6 June 2014 6.30pm-9.30pm

OPEN

 

Please contact Claire Scott, Coach Development Administrator (Email: Claire.Scott@sru.org.uk  Tel:0131 346 5167) should you have any questions.

*Details of workshops for coaches of children will be available here once they are confirmed.