Course overview

Looking to kick-start your career in sports coaching? Our qualification is the perfect choice for those who want to learn the skills necessary to assist in the delivery of sports or physical activity coaching sessions.

Developed and delivered in conjunction with the industry specialist qualification organisation 1st4Sport, the UCFB Level 1 Award in Assistant Coaching focuses on the skills and competences required to be able to assist the delivery of sports or physical activity coaching sessions under the direct supervision of a more qualified coach. This qualification is an ideal starting point for those who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching or for those who wish to enhance their existing coaching skills.

The qualification is designed for those who wish to become involved in coaching at an assistant level, and to have responsibility for the delivery of coaching activities under the direct supervision of a more qualified coach. The course will progress your learning opportunities within coaching.

The qualification is an entry point to coaching, depending on the ability and confidence of the learner. It is directed at learners who have an interest in sport or physical activity.


Topics covered in the course include a range of essential coaching skills, from effective communication and motivation techniques to session planning and delivery. You'll also learn about the importance of inclusive coaching practice considerations, as well as how to assess and monitor the progress of athletes and participants.

  • Roles and responsibilities of the coaching assistant
  • Rules and regulations
  • Safe coaching practice
  • Inclusive coaching practice
  • Deliver and evaluate coaching activities
  • Technical requirements of sport and physical activity

Our open courses are delivered through four face to face delivery days. Learners will be required to:

  • Phase 1: Complete a series of tasks within their 1st4Sport qualification portfolio
  • Phase 2: Deliver 1 x 15-minute physical activity /sport session on day 4 of the course with the support of the Coach Developer (Tutor)

Course Dates

Dates: 10th / 11th / 13th / 14th July 2023 

Venue: Hendon FC, Silver Jubilee Park, Townsend Lane, NW9 7NE 

Time: 9:30am – 4pm each day

Registration is valid for a 1-year period. Therefore, learners could complete phase 1 initially and then progress onto phase 2 when appropriate.

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Course Outcomes

Discover the value of our coaching course and take your first steps towards a rewarding career in coaching. As a graduate of our coaching course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to pursue paid or voluntary assistant coaching roles.

Our qualification is recognised as the industry standard level 1 qualification for coaches by UK Coaching, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

But it's not just about career opportunities. Our coaching course is designed to help you develop the confidence, communication skills, and empathy needed to make a real difference in people's lives. Whether you're interested in sports coaching, life coaching, or any other coaching discipline, our course will provide you with a solid foundation to build upon.

By completing this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress to a range of further coaching qualifications. These include the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching, which focuses on developing coaching skills in a specific sport, as well as the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching in Multi-Skills, which provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed to coach a range of fundamental movement skills to children and young people.

Learner Eligibility

Prior to registration learners are required to:

  • Be appropriately identified
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking reading and writing)
  • Have access to a laptop and good WiFi to complete the e-learning modules. Any special learning requirements must be made clear at the registration process.



Registration is valid for a 1-year period. Re-assessment fees would be applicable if learners were deemed not yet competent in phase 2.

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