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Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Award in Sessional Hockey Coaching

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Required age
18 +

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The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Sessional Hockey Coaching is for learners with a minimum of a year’s experience of delivering relevant hockey sessions and have an insight into the new GB Coaching Strategy through attendance at a Great Britain Coaching Club Workshop.

It is suitable for those who coach hockey sessions to children or adults through Back 2 Hockey, After School Clubs, Summer Camps and Adult Club Participation.

Coaches may find this course beneficial if they are supporting sessions in a hockey programme (i.e. Club Team, JDC, JAC or School Team).

They will gain a key understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing hockey sessions, key to developing their career in this area.

This qualification is recognised as the industry standard Level 2 qualification for session coaches in hockey by England Hockey, Great Britain Hockey, Hockey Wales and Scottish Hockey. It is further supported by UK Coaching.

Introduces learners to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing safe hockey coaching sessions

Qualification Progression

The qualification sits within a suite of progressive coaching sport qualifications, and based on the role the coach is playing can support direct progression onto the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Hockey. The skills and knowledge developed may also be used to enable learners to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching sport, physical activity, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.

This qualification may lead to paid employment or unpaid voluntary roles in coaching sessions in hockey either working independently or as part of a coaching team.

Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Award in Sessional Hockey Coaching

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