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PO Box 179
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As I am sure most of you are aware following the switch over from the ETTA coaching awards to the restructured UKCC awards, there is a need for a lot of us to switch over to the new qualifications. Therefore all coaches with ETTA Level 2, 3 and 4 qualifications will need to take the ETTA Level 2 bridging course and then take the full UKCC Level 3 course but must have done the bridging course to be able to do this. This process should be undertaken by all coaches by Dec 31st 2012. Even though this seems like a long way away, a course in Northants is probably only likely to happen once before that date so it would be good to try and get as many as possible on it when it takes place here.
The booking form for the UKCC Level 1 and Level 2 courses is shown below. Anyone interested in taking one of these courses should fill in the application form and send it back, preferably electronically. The two day UKCC Level 1 course will take place at Weavers on 30 January and 7 March, 2010 and we will compile a list, which we will then send back to the ETTA. in respect of the courses for the other Levels. Hopefully we can get enough applications to run one of each course in Northamptonshire. Feel free to send round to others you know have a current ETTA Level 2, 3 or 4 qualification or are looking to take a Level 1 course.
Greg Yarnall Sports Development Officer Northamptonshire Sport
Details of the UKCC Level 1 course contents, as shown on the ETTA website, are as follows:
1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Table Tennis
The 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Table Tennis qualifies candidates to deliver coaching activities, assisting other more qualified coaches and normally under direct supervision. Following the course, coaches may work independently using the UKCC National Source Group developed resources only. However, it is advised that coaches work alongside other more experienced coaches wherever possible. The course duration is two days both of which will be 8 hour days. It is a pre-requisite for certification to have completed an appropriate Child Protection Workshop, Emergency Life Support Course and have a valid CRB certificate. Please note candidates must be 16 years of age or older.
The qualification is awarded by 1st4sport qualifications, is included on the National Qualifications Framework and has received UKCC endorsement.
Pre – Course Preparation
This includes pre-course questions and some reading, so that candidates can become familiar with topics covered on the course.
Module 1 Introduction to Coaching #1
Introduces coaches to the structure of table tennis, the role of a Level 1 coach, coaching philosophy and the type of skills required by a coach.
Module 2 Introduction to Coaching #2
Coaches will learn about organising safe table tennis activities and have an opportunity to try out basic coaching skills.
Module 3 Technical
Provides coaches with the knowledge of how to demonstrate a variety of strokes followed by opportunities for coaches to deliver within a group situation and receive feedback. There will also be an introduction to planning sessions.
Coaching Practice + Home Study
3 – 6 weeks - Completion of Learning and Assessment Tasks
Module 4 Re-cap and Evaluation
Coaches share experiences of coaching practice and are introduced to managing behaviour and establishing control of the group.
Module 5 Development of Coaching
Coaches will have an opportunity to develop their coaching skills through small group activities covering practical skills such as footwork, multi-ball and fun games.
Module 6 Independent Assessment and Internal Assessment
Completion of independently assessed MCQ/written paper
Fifteen minute internally assessed practical task with feedback
Conclusion of course
How much will it cost?
The registration and course fee for L1CCTT is £160, for those candidates requiring Child Protection and Emergency Life Support training, these will be organised by ETTA on an additional day, normally at the cost of £25 (Child Protection) and £35-40 (Emergency Life Support) respectively.