This course is for coaches who are operating as a head coach of a senior or U18 team and therefore demands very high standards of applicants.
In the past, coaches, through no fault of their own, have seen the Level 3 course as a natural progression from Level 2. However, in order to benefit fully from the course and achieve the qualification, a coach should have a full range of experiences in a wide range of disciplines relating to coaching the game.
This can be achieved through a combination of appropriate CPD attendance coupled with well-developed reflective skills and application of learning to practical coaching.
Unlike the Level 1 and 2 qualifications, which are designed to assist the coach to reach the required standard of coaching, the Level 3 is a real test of your ability of a coach and as a manager of playing programmes and personnel. It is important therefore that prior to applying you use the information below to assess your competence and confidence in all areas.
On successful completion of the Level 3 all coaches should be able to:
The course consists of a number of modules delivered face-face as well as home study. The course lasts one year and applicants should make themselves available for all modules. The course is a mixture of practical and classroom based activities.
Assessment is competency based allowing you to be continually assessed and receive support and action planning throughout the course. Coaches will also be externally assessed at least twice in their own coaching environment.
Applications for the 2013-14 course is now CLOSED
Scottish Rugby is grateful for the per-candidates support subsidy with enables coaches operating in our member clubs and schoolsto access this course for the price of £100. If you coach outside this group, you must pay the unsubsidised price of £750.
The coach must be aged 18 years of age or over and hold a Level 2 or equivalent Rugby Coaching Qualification. The coach must demonstrate evidence of regularly attending recent coach development courses, seminars or coaching conferences and must have experience of coaching within a 15-a-side team or programme.
All applications must include
This should include:
2014/15 dates TBC