What is the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC)

Levels 1, 2 and 3 on the LTA Coaching Pathway have UKCC endorsement.

The UKCC is a development framework that supports:

  • development of governing body coach-education programmes
  • endorsement of governing body coach-education programmes
  • continuous improvement of governing body coach-education programmes

Developing Coach-Education Programmes

The UKCC provides a structure to evolve a governing body’s coach-education programme. It covers:

  • The qualification structure and the quality-assurance of deliverers
  • The coaches’ learning experience (learning programme)
  • The make-up of the coach-education workforce (tutors, assessors etc)
  • Learning resources used (books, websites, DVDs etc)

Endorsement of Coach-Education Programmes

  • To gain UKCC endorsement a governing body must demonstrate a certain level of development in their coach-education programme based on the areas listed above. This is determined against a set of endorsement criteria. The endorsement process is an objective and developmentally focused process, and offered at no cost to the sports being endorsed.

Continuous Improvement of Coach-Education Programmes

  • Once a governing body coach-education programme has received UKCC endorsement the focus of the UKCC is the continuous improvement of the coach-education offer. This development considers the needs of the sport and its coaches.

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