1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Judo

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The objective of the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Judo is to provide a benefit to learners through an introduction into the principles/practice of safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of Judo coaching sessions to adults and/or young people in an appropriate environment.

This qualification is supported by the NSG for Judo comprised of the National Governing Bodies (British Judo Association, JudoScotland, Welsh Judo Association and the Northern Ireland Judo Federation) as the trade association and employers for Judo. A range of technical experts from within the National Source Group for Judo have provided technical input in the development of this qualification.

The qualification is also endorsed by the trade association for coaches, UK Coaching, as meeting its UKCC criteria.

The qualification is designed to prepare aspiring coaches for employment as a Judo Coach in paid or voluntary roles. It is appropriate for existing Judo Coaching Assistants (UKCC Level 1) wishing to further develop coaching skills and deployment opportunities in Judo.

Learners need to be 17 years of age or above and hold a minimum British Judo Association (BJA) grade of 1st Kyu (Brown Belt) or a BJA-recognised equivalent to attend a programme of learning. Before learners will be able to be certificated for this qualification they will need be a minimum of 18 years of age.

This qualification leads to paid or voluntary roles in coaching the sport of Judo to adults and young people children in local Judo clubs, Dojos, in schools and in colleges. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used enable learners to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching other sports, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.

Following a period of practice as a qualified Judo coach, learners may also choose to follow a programme of training for the:

Other roles that the learner may consider exploring to include:

  • activity leader
  • Judo referee/official
  • sports volunteer.

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees, and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a 1st4sport Learner Pack and an appropriate learning resource. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre.

Opportunities for funding may be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.

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