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About the course

The role of the Level 1 coach is to ‘Assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision’.

This basic level course is perfect if you are starting out in coaching basketball. It's ideal if you already have a club coach and you are planning to work alongside them in a school or coaching environment. The qualification enables you to assist other coaches in delivering sessions. Once qualified you will need to be under supervision as this qualification is a supporting role.

Ideally you are actively involved in basketball as either a player, parent or teacher.

Course pre-requisites

You must be aged 16 or above to participate in this course

Duration of the course

16 hours.

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The 2021/22 fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2020/21 fees were:
Standard price:
Student price: £100


How to apply

This course is currently closed.

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What you'll study

Course content
  • Establishing working relationships with the participants and others
  • Establishing a safer working environment
  • Preparing for activities, taking into account participants' needs and motives
  • Delivering prepared activities
  • Concluding and reviewing activities.
Course exam/certificate

Candidates will be required to demonstrate an understanding and application of certain coaching techniques in an appropriate environment. The assessment of the practical syllabus will be assessed by the course tutor on a minimum of one 15-minute coaching session, provided a good demonstration of the basic skills of basketball.

Your future

This nationally-recognised qualification is aimed at aspiring coaches to take the first step in coaching young people and adults in basketball. Achieving this qualification will allow coaches to support more experienced coaches to deliver basketball training sessions.

Get ready to find your place

You can still experience life at Solent at a virtual open day! Hear from course tutors, take virtual campus and accommodation tours, and chat to us live.

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