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Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Hockey

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Required age
18 +

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The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Hockey is ideal for learners who are interested in developing their career in coaching hockey.

It is for learners with a minimum of two years’ experience of delivering relevant hockey sessions and who have an insight into the new GB Coaching Strategy through holding the relevant pre-requisites.

This qualification is suitable for those who are the regular coaches of a hockey programme (i.e., Club Team or School Team over a season, JDC or JAC).

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 supported by UK Coaching.

Gives learners the skills and experience necessary to coach hockey independently, and to plan, deliver and review linked and progressive 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 England Hockey Coach Course – Advanced Coach Programme. 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 coaching sessions in hockey either working independently or as part of a coaching team

Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Hockey

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