We are currently receiving many enquiries about the UKCC endorsed 1st4Sport Qualifications and have tried to provide answers to many of them in this section.
If you have a question that has not been covered in this section please do not hesitate to contact the coaching department at BADMINTON England on either email@example.com or 01908 268400
How long will the qualifications take?
How much will the new courses cost?
Will my existing award still be recognised?
I am currently a member of the coaching register; will I be able to continue my membership once the UKCC is launched?
How does my current award fit in with UKCC qualifications?
I currently have a BADMINTON England coaching award but would like to convert it to a UKCC qualification, how can I do that?
The 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton will be delivered in the following phases:
- Phase 1: induction and pre-course activities (10 hours*)
- Phase 2: taught programme and on-going internal assessment (1 day)
- Phase 3: mid-course study and on-going internal assessment (7 hours*)
- Phase 4: taught programme and on-going internal assessment (1 day)
- Phase 5: post taught programme self directed learning (3 hours*)
- Phase 6: independent assessment (Half a day)
The 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton will be delivered in the following phases:
- Phase 1: Induction and pre-course (25 hours)*
- Phase 2: Taught course (2 days)
- Phase 3: Mid course home study (20 hours)*
- Phase 4: Taught course (1 day)
- Phase 5: Practical Coaching and preparation (28 hours)*
- Phase 6: Internal and independent assessment of practical coaching
The 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Badminton will be modular based and is likely to take upwards of 6 months to complete, but coaches may take up to 2 years if they choose.
Further details on the Level 3 qualification will be provided as soon as they are available.
1st4Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching badminton ="£195" (to include all course support materials)
1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching badminton ="£350" (to include all course support materials)
It may be possible to get part or all of this cost funded. Please speak to your Badminton Regional Officer or County Sports Partnership for more details about what may be available.
The UKCC endorsed 1st4Sport qualifications are a totally new pathway which over time will hopefully become the “Gold Standard” for coaches throughout the country.
The standards required to attain a UKCC endorsed qualification will be somewhat higher than the equivalent existing level as the content of the courses is both greater and of a slightly advanced level, however this does not mean that you are less qualified than you were before. The BADMINTON England awards will continue to be recognised within the sport, however over a period of time it is anticipated that employers/deployers may require UKCC endorsed qualifications for certain positions.
Yes, you will be able to continue your membership of the coaching register as long as you have a coaching qualification, either BADMINTON England or 1st4Sport.
The UKCC Pathway (click on the link to download) gives an indication of how the current awards fit in with UKCC in terms of level, however it must be recognised that much of the content of the new qualifications is very different therefore it is difficult to make direct comparisons.
For more information on upgrading to a UKCC endorsed Coaching Qualification, please view the Accreditiation of Prior Experiental Learning (APEL) section.
If you have any questions then please contact the Coaching Team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01908 26400.
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I currently have a BADMINTON England coaching award but would like to convert it to a UKCC endorsed qualification, how can I do that?
How does my current award fit in with UKCC endorsed qualifications?
I am currently a member of the coaching register; will I be able to continue my membership once the new qualifications are launched ?
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