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Coaching Assistant Level 2 at Lawn Tennis Association Ltd

Course description

The level 2 coaching assistant course is aimed at coaching assistants who want to improve their coaching skills and will train people to: 

  • Lead the delivery of group coaching and tennis activity sessions under the umbrella programme of an accredited Level 3 coach.
  • Coach groups of beginners using different equipment.
  • Plan and deliver a structured lesson using LTA Level 2 coach resources.
  • Give advice on tactical and technical improvement for beginners of Mini Tennis.
  • Organise competition for groups of beginners.

A Level 2 is trained to lead the delivery of group coaching and tennis activity sessions in clubs and tennis centres, schools, park sites and leisure facilities. However, a Level 2 must work under the umbrella programme of a minimum of a Level 3 Accredited coach. The Level 3 Coach must provide regular guidance and support.

Course content

Module one – Days 1 & 2

  • Warm ups.
  • Organisations/communication.
  • Technical and tactical.
  • Lesson structure.
  • Teaching progressions.

Mentored experience

Minimum four hours experience working with an LTA licensed coach during the 4-6 week break.

Work on Level 2 portfolio.

Module two - Days 3 & 4 

  • Core coaching skills.
  • Schools.
  • Competitions.
  • Working with disabilities.

Mentored experience 

Minimum four hours experience working with an LTA licensed coach during the 4-6 week break.

Completion of level 2 portfolio.

Module 3 – Day 5

  • Practical & portfolio assessment.

 

Entry requirements

  • Hold the level 1 coaching assistant qualification OR the LTA tennis assistants OR hold a 1st4sport level 2 certificate in coaching another sport with UKCC endorsement.
  • Be LTA registered or hold a criminal record check through the LTA less than 12 months old.
  • Hold a valid certificate of competence in either First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), or will have successfully completed the OFQUAL Level 2 in First Aid.
  • Candidates are required to have their mentored coaching experience organised before the course starts. For help with this please contact your course provider or your LTA Regional office.

Assessment

  • On court practical coaching assessment using course materials.
  • Online portfolio of evidence.
  • Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course at the same venue and pass all elements of assessment to be successful.

Future opportunities

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Further information

These courses are delivered by coach education centres and external training providers working with the LTA regional offices.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawn Tennis Association Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2015
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