UKCC Level 1: Coaching Children Rugby Union

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The UKCC Level 1 is an entry level course for coaches of children (Primary 1-7).

Working with Children in Rugby Union is a rewarding experience, and this qualification course offers guidance on developing the whole child through the game. It will qualify you to coach and referee (game coaching) children in Rugby Union; through your work you will be better able to develop core skills and core values in young players in an active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe environment. 


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

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. 

Coaching rugby is a rewarding experience

UKCC Level 1: Coaching Children Rugby Union Courses (2014/15 Season)

Please select the link on your chosen region/ venue to view the UKCC Level 1 promotional poster. 

Full instructions for applying to the UKCC Level 1 courses are found below. Courses will be removed once places have been filled. 

East Region

VenueDates & Times Availability 
Meadowmill Sports CentreFriday 3rd October: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 4th October, Sunday 5th October: 9.00am-5.00pmAPPLY NOW
 Jed Forrest RFCFriday 24th October: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Sunday 26th October, Sunday 2nd November: 9.00am-5.00pm  APPLY NOW
Montrose RFCFriday 24th October: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 25th October, Sunday 26th October: 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
Kirkcaldy RFCFriday 28th November: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 29th November, Sunday 30th November: 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
Lasswade RFCFriday 23rd January 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 24th January, Sunday 25th January: 9.00am-5.00pmAPPLY NOW
BT Murrayfield StadiumFriday 6th March: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 7th March, Sunday 8th March 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
Peebles High SchoolFriday 27th March: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 28th March, Sunday 29th March 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW

 

West Region

VenueDates & Times Availability 
West of Scotland RFCFriday 3rd October: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 4th October, Sunday 5th October: 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
Bute (Venue TBC)Friday 28th November: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 29th November, Sunday 30th November: 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
Scotstoun StadiumFriday 5th December: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 6th December, Sunday 7th December: 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
Marr RFCFriday 30th January: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 31st January, Sunday 1st February 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
Broadwood StadiumFriday 10 April: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 11 April, Sunday 12 April: 9.00am-5.00pmAPPLY NOW

 

North Region

VenueDates & Times Availability 
Mackie AcademyFriday 17th October: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 18th October, Sunday 19th October: 9.00am-5.00pmAPPLY NOW
 Moray RFC Friday 31st October: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 1st November, Sunday 2nd November: 9.00am-5.00pm APPLY NOW
 Stornoway RFC 

Friday 22nd January: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 23rd January, Saturday 21st February: 9.00am-5.00pm 

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 Highland RFC

Friday 30th January: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 31st January, Sunday 1st February 9.00am-5.00pm 

APPLY NOW

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 Procedures

Please complete a UKCC Level 1: Coaching Children Rugby Union Application Form (Microsoft Word doc) indicating the date and venue of your selected course, your payment details and email to Claire.Scott@sru.org.uk Alternatively please post to:

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.

 

The UKCC Level 1 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.

 Please contact Claire Scott, Coach Development Administrator (Email: Claire.Scott@sru.org.uk  Tel:0131 346 5167; 07773 082924) should you have any questions.