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Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Bowls

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Required age
17 +

Learning hours

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Key dates

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Qualification review date
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The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Bowls is ideal for learners who are keen to take the next step on their coaching journey.

They will learn how to plan, deliver, and evaluate linked and progressive coaching sessions independently, although they may work as part of a larger coaching team.

This qualification will also prepare them to take responsibility for the ongoing development of participants, ensuring that the sessions their participants attend are enjoyable and effective for them.

This qualification is recognised as the industry standard Level 2 qualification for Bowls coaches by the National Source Group of Bowls (NSG), which is comprised of members from each of the home country national Governing Bodies for Bowls, and UK Coaching.

Prepares learners to plan and deliver Bowls linked and progressive Bowls sessions

Qualification Progression

This qualification could lead to learners completing sport-specific coaching qualifications at level 3 or above. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used enable them to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching sports, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.

This qualification may lead to employment, paid or voluntary, as a lead coach in a Bowls setting such as a sports club or holiday activity programme.

Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Bowls

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