The first step to becoming a hockey coach is to identify a course that meets your requirements and step onto the Hockey Wales workforce pathway. When on the pathway, you will be given opportunities to enhance your skills and coaching knowledge and to progress through the pathway if you wish to*.

*Workforce Manager site is currently under construction, in the meantime please contact Philip Leach via email (philip.leach@hockeywales.org.uk) or phone 029 2033 4993

  1. 4689 Leadership in Hockey
  2. Introduction to Hockey Coaching
  3. UKCC Sessional Coach
  4. UKCC Coach
  5. UKCC Pathway Coach
  6. GB Coaching Club Programme
  7. Community Chest Funding
  8. Book onto a Course
1. 4689 Leadership in Hockey

This course is an introductory coaching course for 4689 hockey (a conditioned game for introducing hockey).  The course is suitable for students, teachers and coaches of all levels. The course is flexible and can be designed around the needs of the learner. For example, for teachers, the course can be tailored around the national Curriculum and the 4689 resource that supports this.

Role: Applicable to all Coaching Levels
Duration: 6-hours (Those with little or no hockey experience)
3-hours (Those with existing coaching experience)

Cost: £40

See Calendar for all upcoming course dates 

2. UKCC Sessional Coach
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for those who coach hockey sessions to children or adults through Back 2 Hockey, After School Clubs, Summer Camps, Adult Club Participation. Coaches may also find this course beneficial if they are supporting sessions in a Hockey programme (ie Club Team, School Team). 
 
On successful completion of the course, e-portfolio and assessment coaches will have the skills and experience necessary to be able to deliver hockey sessions independently. Coaches will also be required to have attended a face-to-face safeguarding course before being certified

 

What experience do I need?

To attend this course you must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to provide evidence of the need for this qualification linked to current or future coaching roles, e.g. you will be leading hockey sessions independently
  • Have experience of delivering relevant hockey sessions over the previous 12 months
  • Have attended a minimum of 1 workshop from the Great Britain Coaching Club Programme over the last 24 months (Introduction to Hockey Coaching, Engaging Games For Children, Coaching For Club Players, Engaging Games For Children, Coaching For Talent or Integrating GKs are accepted)

If you do not meet the criteria above but feel you hold other relevant skills and experience to gain a place on the course please DO NOT book online, please request an application form and return to philip.leach@hockeywales.org.uk. A member of the coaching team will then get back in touch to let you know if you have been successful in this application or to recommend another option from the coach development pathway

 

How long is it and how am I assessed?

The face-to-face element of this course is 2 days in length, learners will also be expected to complete some home study tasks prior to these contact days and following on from the course.

Learners will complete one practical assessment that will take place as part of the 2 day course.

The home study element will include an e-portfolio which comprises additional reading, e-assessment and a few written tasks.

The course must be completed within 18 months of the course start date and it is the coach's responsibility to ensure their assessment and e-portfolio are completed by this date.

 

How much does it cost?

£249

3. UKCC Coach

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people who are the regular coach of a hockey programme (i.e. Club Team or School Team over a season, Regional or 360).

On successful completion of the course, e-portfolio and assessment, coaches will have the skills and experience necessary to be able to coach independently and plan and deliver linked and progressive sessions.

We also recommend that all coaches hold a relevant First Aid and Safeguarding certificate, DBS and appropriate insurance cover.

If you are unsure if this is the right course for you please click here to see the other options available as part of the Hockey Coaching Pathway.

 

What experience do I need?

To attend this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to provide evidence of the need for this qualification linked to current or future coaching roles
  • Able to provide evidence of both delivering relevant hockey coaching sessions/programmes over the past 2 years and most recent informal/formal learning relevant to the role
  • Hold a UKCC Level 1 Hockey Qualification, a Teaching Qualification of provide evidence of being a practicing and qualified UKCC Level 1 Coach in another sport in a comparable environment e.g. team sport/invasion game.  Certification and witness testimony may be necessary.
  • Attended 6 hours of Hockey CPD in the past 2 years

 

How long is it and how am I assessed?

The face-to-face element of this course is 3 days in length, learners will also be expected to complete some home study tasks prior to these contact days and following on from the course.

The home study element will include an e-portfolio which comprises additional reading, e-assessment and a few written tasks. Learners will also be required to complete a further six hours of practical coaching following on from the 3 day course and prior to their practical assessment, some of which should be mentored.

Learners will complete one practical assessment with children that will take place as part of an assessment day after the 3 day course.

The course must be completed within 18 months of the course start date and it is the coach's responsibility to ensure their assessment and e-portfolio are completed by this date.

How much does it cost?

£399

 

4. UKCC Pathway Coach

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people who are the regular coach of a hockey programme and are expected to make appropriate interventions to improve both individual players and teams over the course of this programme.

Learners on this course will be expected to plan, lead and evaluate programmes for both the whole season, parts of the season and also create detailed session plans for individual players. They are expected to undertake CPD and plan their own personal development as a coach as well as mentor and develop other coaches.

This course requires at least one year and often two of coaching a team and gathering evidence on that team in relation to both the “how” and “what” to coach, this is related to the individuals in the team and the team as a unit.

If you are unsure if this is the right course for you please click on the following link to see the other options available as part of the Hockey Coaching Pathway.

 

What experience do I need?

To attend this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to provide evidence of the need for this qualification linked to current or futire coaching roles
  • Able to provide evidence of both leading delivery of a coaching programme over the past 2 years and informal/formal learning relevant to the role
  • Hold a UKCC Level 2 Hockey Qualification, a Teaching Qualification or provide evidence of being a practicing and qualified UKCC Level 2 coach in another sport in a comparable environment e.g. team sport/invasion game.  Certification and witness testimony may be necessary.

 

How long is it and how am I assessed?

Further information on the structure of this course will be available in the coming months.

 

How much does it cost?

Further information on the price of this course will be available in the coming months.

 

How do I book on?

Further information on how to book onto this course will be available in the coming months.

5. GB Coaching Club Programme

How will it be delivered?

The programme will be delivered in a variety of ways, from practical delivery to e-learning; to ensure this programme is flexible and accessible to your needs. It will also provide you with the time to reflect on your own coaching practice and to network with other coaches.

 

What opportunities are available to me?

Initially there are five workshops available in the Great Britain Coaching Club Programme, please follow this link to see more.

Each workshop has a charge of £40 and for this you will experience:

  • Cutting edge practical resources
  • Access to the best workforce

These development opportunities are available for all coaches aged 16 and over, whether currently qualified or looking to enter the coaching pathway.

6. Community Chest

Community Chest funding to the sum of £1,500 per annum is available to clubs looking to support their members through coaching qualifications. For further information on community chest and what can be funded, check out the Community Chest resource in Club Life

7. Book onto a course

To book onto a course please log into or register on Workforce Manager, Hockey Wales online education and training booking system*.

*Workforce Manager website is currently under construction, in the meantime please contact Philip Leach via email (philip.leach@hockeywales.org.uk) or phone 029 2033 4993