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Level Two Certificate in Coaching Hockey
Durham University, Graham Sports
Centre, Maiden Castle, Stockton
Road, Durham, DH1 3SE
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May 2012
Please retain pages 1 - 5 and complete and return pages 6 & 7
The Qualification
This qualification, delivered in partnership with 1
4sport Qualifications (Awarding Body), gives an externally
accredited qualification that sits on the National Qualifications Framework. The Level Two Award is for
those coaches who wish to coach the techniques of the game beyond an introductory level and apply them
to tactical play and the coaching of teams. It is only suitable for those with experience of coaching hockey.
Those accredited at Level Two will be able to coach the full range of techniques and skills in the modern
game and to lead a group of coaches in delivering a programme in a safe and enjoyable way.
The Course Content (see pages 2-4)
The course involves a minimum of 28 hours of tutored pitch-time and theory work. A further 6 hours of
practical coaching, some of which will ideally be mentored, will take place following the course and prior to
For the mentored coaching you will require an experienced Level Two Coach (or above). If you know of
anyone who is suitable please seek his/her permission and bring his/her details to the first session.
Candidates will also need to attend some mandatory courses run by sports coach UK (scUK), have a First
Aid certificate, are strongly advised to be CRB checked and have up-to-date insurance cover.
The Assessments
Candidates will have two practical assessments - one with adults and one with children (under 16 years).
Each assessment will be of 30 minutes duration coaching at least 16 players. The candidate will be required
to demonstrate the coaching of technical skills and game related play.
The Portfolio
Candidates will be required to complete a full and detailed portfolio, which is task-based. Much of this work
will be completed during the theory parts of the course programme.
The Portfolio will include evidence of:
Gathering information including risk assessments and incident forms
Roles, skills, qualities and ethical values
Fitness for hockey
Coaching styles and effective communication
Planning coaching sessions and evaluating them
Additional evidence should be collated for your portfolio (only photocopies required):
1. Any certificates e.g. Level One Coach Award, Teaching Certificate, Umpiring Award
2. Current First Aid certificate **
3. Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop **
4. CRB check/disclosure
5. Any sports coach UK (scUK) Workshop certificates
6. Insurance certificate
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