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Coaching Pathway

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Coaching Pathway

Coaches are at the front line of judo and are an integral part of clubs. We currently train new coaches coming through and provide continuous professional development for coaches already on the pathway. We hold a number of events and courses each year all designed at improving our coaching workforce within Scotland. Choose from one of the three options below which best suits your needs.

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UKCC Level1

UKCC Level1

For potential and trainee coaches, the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 1 qualification will get you started:

  • Enables individuals to work towards becoming an Assistant Coach
  • Must be 17 years old or over
  • Minimum of a 2nd Kyu (blue belt)
  • Duration is 2 days with additional 1 day assessment
  • Introduction to coaching theory and technical skills of judo
  • Provided with DVD and judo literature
  • Participants must also complete a First Aid qualification (HSE) and a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop for your BJA licence to coach.
  • Following the successful completion of this coaching course, you will be awarded a formal qualification from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

UKCC Application forms can be found in the events calendar under the next course.

The next course is on the the 25th February click here to book your place.

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UKCC Level 2

UKCC Level 2

For Level 1 qualified coach, BJA club & BJA senior club coaches, you can start working towards your UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 2 qualification:

  • Ideal for those wishing to work towards becoming a club coach
  • Able start a club
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Minimum grade of 1st Kyu (Brown belt)
  • Duration is 4 days with additional 1 day assessment
  • Increases your depth of judo skills' knowledge
  • Provided with DVD and judo literature
  • Participants must also complete a First Aid qualification (HSE) and a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop for your BJA licence to coach.
  • Following the successful completion of all coaching courses, you will be awarded a formal qualification from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The next course is on the the 22nd April click here to book your place.

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Coaching Talent Programme

Coaching Talent Programme

More information coming soon.

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UKCC Level 3

UKCC Level 3

All candidates must:

  • be at least 21 years of age
  • hold a minimum of grade 1st Dan
  • BJA members must hold a current BJA Level 2 or BJA Level 3 Coach Award (non BJA members must hold a UKCC Level 2 Award)

The UKCC – Level 3 in Coaching Judo is a 1st4sport Award which looks at developing coaches who work with competitive players. The programme is based on planning an annual programme which focuses on the holistic approach to training the whole player. Areas that the coach will explore are the competitive, technical, tactical, physical, psychological and lifestyle needs of the judo player.

Due to the nature of this award, we are looking for coaches already working with players 11 years of age and above, who currently hold the minimum grade of green belt and who participate in national level championships. Coaches are being asked to provide a coaching CV and a video example of their coaching to support their applications.

Currently valid BJA Level 2 and BJA Level 3 Coaches are eligible to apply to be considered for this programme provided that they fully meet the eligibility requirements. Coaches from other judo organisations are eligible to apply to be considered for this programme provided that they fully meet the eligibility requirements and hold a UKCC - Level 2 in Coaching Judo.

JudoScotland coaches may be able to get help with funding so please contact the Education & Development team at JudoScotland for advice. Places are limited so please apply early.

Application forms and course details can be found using the links below and should you wish to speak to someone for further information, or to discuss if the qualification would be appropriate for you, then please call Tony Penfold or Paul McGuinness at JudoScotland on 0131 333 2981.

The next course is on the the 25th March click here to book your place.

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Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters

Professional development for performance coaches

sportscotland in partnership with Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence – the University of Stirling – have launched a programme which supports the development of performance coaches in Scotland.

The programme consists of a number of workshops held throughout the year for performance coaches to attend to help them develop their effectiveness and keep up to date with coaching issues. In its first year, Coaching Matters has delivered 16 workshops for 120 coaches and the learnings from each workshop are being seen throughout the coaching network.

Developing the Coaching Matters concept

Following from the success of the last year, Coaching Matters will add a sport-specific format to its offering. Eight sports – rugby, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, disability sport, judo, football and golf – will take part. Each governing body will work with the project team to shape a programme aligned to the needs of their sport’s performance coaches. The national, generic programme of workshops will also continue to be further enhanced in year two.

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UKCC Level 4

UKCC Level 4

Please Contact Paul McGuinness at JudoScotland on 0131 333 2981if you would like more information on UKCC Level 4.