1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Taekwondo

Qualification Number
GLH (TQT) 27 (129)
SFA/LAD Funding Code
Entry age:

18 (BTC)
17 (BT)

Qualification Operational Start Date 01/08/2016
Qualification Review Date 31/07/2019
Certification End Date 31/07/2021
Qualification Specification Click Here
Qualification Purpose Statement Click Here

This qualification is equivalent to Level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.

To find out how to apply to deliver this qualification see the How to Apply section. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre.

Developed in partnership with the British Taekwondo Council (BTC Ltd) and British Taekwondo Control Board Limited (BT), the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Taekwondo provides learners with an introduction to the principles/practice of safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of taekwondo coaching sessions to adults and young people in an appropriate environment. It’s designed for individuals preparing to work in a taekwondo coaching environment who wish to independently coach taekwondo to young people and adults, usually within a club environment. Recognised as the industry standard level 2 qualification for coaching taekwondo in the UK achieving the qualification may lead to paid or voluntary roles as a taekwondo coach or learners may wish to explore other industry-relevant roles which include:

  • Taekwondo Official
  • Sports Volunteer.

* Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.

Prior to registration British Taekwondo Council learners are required to:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English3 (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • hold minimum 1st degree/Dan black belt
  • BTC registered Instructor course

Prior to certification learners are required to:

  • hold a recognised safeguarding certificate
  • hold a recognised emergency aid certificate if operating in premises where provision is not already provided

Prior to registration British Taekwondo Control Board learners are required to:

  • be appropriately identified
  • be at least 17 years of age
  • hold a minimum 1st Dan Black Belt
  • be able to communicate effectively in English.

The qualification is divided into five mandatory components:

Unit Title Unit Reference No. GLH
The role of the taekwondo coach
Plan a series of taekwondo coaching sessions
Deliver a series of taekwondo coaching sessions
Review a series of taekwondo coaching sessions
Technical Coaching Requirements for Taekwondo
International Taekwondo Federation/ /Independent (including Kukkiwon)
Technical Coaching Requirements for Taekwondo (World Taekwondo Federation style)

Unlike many other awarding organisations, which just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go that extra mile to support you by providing:

  • full and comprehensive Learner Portfolios, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification
  • delivery, assessment and internal quality assurance guidance, which include delivery models and a learning programme, sample answers to support you when assessing your learners and internal quality assurance templates and tools
  • online qualification administration, enabling you to process learners quickly and effectively, and making the records we hold on your learners accessible to you at the click of a mouse.

For recognised centres and tutors, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • generic administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • Qualification Specification outlining the requirements of delivering and assessing the qualification
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Taekwondo Delivery, Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance Approach
  • internal assessment tools.

For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Taekwondo Learner Portfolio
  • internal assessment tools.

Fees are charged per learner and provide registration and certification for the qualification, as well as a 1st4sport Learner Pack, learning resources and certificate. Centre recognition, qualification approval and annual centre fees may also be applicable.

If you would like to offer this qualification, please contact [email protected]

This qualification sits on the RQF. Further information about the benefits of the framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.

All learners being registered for RQF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you can access and verify learners’ ULNs with the Learner Register. For more information about this process, please visit the Learning Records Service website.

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