Wednesday, March 20, 2013
You maybe one of 67 coaches listed on the England Netball database as having an old level 2 netball coaching qualification i.e. you achieved your level 2 status before the introduction of the UK Coaching Certificate. Unfortunately your qualification is no longer going to be recognised from April 2015 and therefore if you wish to keep your qualification valid you are going to need to convert your qualification to the UKCC.
England Netball has a level 2 conversion course that allows you to transfer your qualification to the new system without having to attend a full UKCC Level2 course. The conversion course is a 3 day course and costs £170, while the full UKCC Level2 course is a 5 day course and costs £360.
We are currently trying to identify if there is the demand to run a UKCC L2 conversion course at some point before 2015 in Hertfordshire and therefore we would greatly appreciate you dropping us a quick email to let us know which of the below statements applies to you:
1. You would like to attend a conversion course at some point before 2015 but have not yet found a suitable course.
2. You have already attended a UKCC course and updated your qualification.
3. You are currently an active netball coach but do not wish to attend a conversion workshop to update your qualification and plan to stop coaching by 2015.
4. You are no longer an active netball coach and have no interest in updating your qualification.
6. Other – please detail
Also, please note there is funding available from Hertfordshire County Netball Association to assist with coaching course costs as we are very keen to support our network of coaches in the county. For more information on funding in Herts click here and scroll to the bottom to find Hertfordshire Coach Grant Scheme
*Please note the conversion courses will be organised on a Regional basis and therefore you are advised not to wait for a course to become available in the county as there many not be a course held in your county*
For more information on the UKCC please visit: http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/make-the-game/coaching/UKCC_Level_2_Conversion_Courses
England Netball and Herts Netball Assosiation are committed to the development of coaches and want to support all of our coaches to transition to a nationally recognised UKCC qualification. We wish to establish a platform on which we can provide tailored, needs led continued professional development for our coaches and as such, have concluded that holding a UKCC qualification will be the baseline.
Moving forward England Netball will be introducing a licensing and registration system whereby all existing and active coaches will be required to hold a UKCC qualification *. As such, we would like to support you to gain a UKCC qualification in the most time and cost effective manner by completing the UKCC Level 2 conversion course.
*Further details on the timescales for all coaches to convert to UKCC Level 2 and for registration and licensing will be communicated soon.
Benefits to you the coach:
• Opportunity to attend specific CPD for your role as a Level 2 coach
• Achieve a UKCC Level 2 qualification in less time and at reduced cost
• You will be eligible to join England Netball’s registration and licensing scheme on its inception
• You will receive the same coach resource pack with useful coaching information and resources as those attending the full UKCC Level 2 course
• You will be supported through your qualification by England Netball staff
Details of the course:Cost: £170 Course Outcomes:
This course has been developed to allow coaches with the old England Netball Level 2 Award to attain the current standards of the UKCC Level 2 qualification. The UKCC aims to support coaches to develop the ‘how to coach’ skills along with the ability to prepare for, deliver and review a series of coaching sessions.Course dates: Course dates will be issued shortly but please note there will be limited courses and places available so make sure you get booked on as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
England Netball are currently working closely with sports coach UK and County Sport Partnerships (CSP’s) to release funding opportunities for coaches seeking to gain UKCC Level 2 qualifications.
For more information please see the funding opportunities for coaches guide on the England Netball Website at: http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/make-the-game/coaching/UKCC_Level_2_Courses or contact your CSP Coaching Development Manager. Alternatively contact your Netball Development Officer for specific funding opportunities in your area.
For more information or if you have any specific enquiries about this course please contact England Netball Coach Development Manager, Amy Willis at email@example.com.
For bookings please visit the England Netball Website at: http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/make-the-game/coaching/UKCC_Level_2_Upgrade_Courses or contact Emma Walker, Education & Training Co-ordinator (Qualifications) on 01462 42832
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