1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Wakeboarding

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The objective of the Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Wakeboarding is to provide a benefit to learners via the skills and knowledge required to enable them to develop high level rider through effective wakeboarding coaching.
The qualification is recognised as the industry standard level 3 qualification for coaching wakeboarding by the BWSW which is the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) for water skiing and wakeboarding in the UK. They are the only body in the UK acting on behalf of the interests of water skiers and riders – a non-profit making organisation with all of their income invested in developing and protecting wakeboarding across the UK from the grassroots level through to top athletes.

The qualification also has the support of a range of employers and clubs, as the sole qualification for those looking to begin a career in coaching wakeboarding.

The qualification is designed to prepare coaches for employment in paid or voluntary roles in wake board clubs or centres. Learners must be aged 18 years or over and hold the level 2 certificate in coaching water skiing/wakeboarding.
If learners do not hold this qualification then consideration will be given for those who have previously competed internationally for GBR as recognised by BWSW.

This qualification leads to paid or voluntary roles in coaching wakeboarding within a club environment.

The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used enable you to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching other sports, leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.

Other roles that the learner may consider exploring to include:

• Wakeboard referee/judge
• boat operator
• 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.