Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Martial Arts

By getting involved in coaching you can help transform lives and inspire future generations into sport and coaching.

Training Session

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Martial Arts (Sport & Physical Activity) - inline with UKCC qualifications, focuses on the skills and competences required to be able to plan, deliver and review martial arts sessions, either working independently (if over the age of 18) or as part of a coaching team as an assistant instructor (age 14+)

Successful achievement of the qualification enables learners to apply the principles of safe and effective sport and physical activity sessions to a group of participants through the delivery of a series of coaching sessions. Successful learners will develop an understanding of appropriate coaching skills and knowledge to be plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions

Delivery Method

Blended learning via eLearning, online delivery + 2 practical assessment days

Guided Learning Hours

31 hours classroom based and via online delivery

Course Duration

3-4  months dependent on how fast you submit your tasks

What is the cost?


The face-to-face course is ran at a fee of £360pp*, this includes access to eLearning modules, face-to-face/Zoom classes & activities, face-to face tutorials, live face-to-face assessment days, a portfolio pack and when successfully complete, your certificate. The blended learning courses are run at a fee of £200pp, this includes access to eLearning modules, live assessment days, a portfolio pack and when successfully complete, your certificate. Want to pay in instalments? Drop us an email to find out more! *Members of Worcestershire Martial Arts will be able to access the face-to-face course at a heavily discounted fee. *Discounts available for organisations enrolling groups of 8 or more onto the face-to-face course. Terms & Conditions




Who can study?


Who is this course for? • This course is for those who wish to become involved in coaching, and to have responsibility for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of linked and progressive coaching sessions. • For those that are currently operating unqualified and wish to gain recognition of their coaching practice. • For those who wish to improve their generic coaching skills There are no formal qualification prerequisites to join the course, you do however need to meet the following requirements prior to registration: ✔ Be appropriately identified ✔ Aged 14 years + for coaches who are assisting sessions and are supervised ✔ Aged 18 years + for coaches who are leading sessions independently ✔ Hold the rank of 1st kup (Kyu) + or relevant experience for unsupervised coaches or instructors ✔ Hold the rank of 6th Kup (Kyu) + or relevant experience for supervised assistant coaches ✔ Be able to communicate effectively in English (if you are an ESOL student you will need a minimum of a Level 2 ESOL or English qualification) ✔ Have access to a laptop with good WiFi to complete the eLearning modules. Any special requirements must be made clear at the registration process.




What can I do after?


Once completed it is advisable for you to: ✔ Hold a first aid qualification or intend to gain one within 3 months of the course ✔ Undertake a DBS check within your own organisation or independently ✔ Hold appropriate public liability insurance if intending to or are currently delivering sessions - guidance on this will be given during the course ✔ Be prepared to undertake further CPD in workshops or online learning in Safeguarding & PREVENT ✔ You can also progress onto a Level 3 certificate in coaching sport or a Level 3 Award on Education and Training This qualification may lead to paid or or voluntary roles in coaching sport and physical activity independently (if over 18 years of age) although you may work as part of a larger coaching team. This could include working for holiday play schemes, coaching sport and/or physical activity in a club setting or within a schools environment. This qualification is also recognised as the industry standard level 2 qualification for coaches by UK Coaching and maps the CIMSPA professional standard of Coach (https://www.cimspa.co.uk/). The qualification is also endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).




What do we cover?


✔ Task 1: The Role and Responsibilities of the Martial Arts Coach ✔ Task 2: Duty of Care, Safeguarding & PREVENT ✔ Task 3: Rules and Regulations ✔ Task 4: Nutrition and Hydration ✔ Task 5: Coaching Styles and Participant Development ✔ Task 6: Inclusive Coaching Practice ✔ Task 7: Safe Coaching Practice ✔ Task 8: Plan a Series of Linked and Progressive Coaching Sessions ✔ Task 9: Practical Demonstration of Coaching 1 ✔ Task 10: Practical Demonstration of Coaching 2 ✔ Task 11: Review of the Series of Coaching Sessions ✔ Planning & delivering engaging martial arts sessions with feedback on how to develop your coaching practice further ✔ Sign posting to futher qualifications such as safeguarding, mental health in sport and first aid ✔ Guidance on DBS checking, insurance and best practice in martial arts




The Awarding Body


1st4sport Qualifications is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated in England by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual). they specialise in offering vocational and occupational qualifications in the active leisure, learning and well-being sector. They also work closely with UK Coaching, an organisation who supports coaches in the UK with online CPD and other activity to allow coaches to reach their full potential.




Why study?


Learners achieving this qualification will: ✔ Become qualified to support children’s and adult's successful participation in martial arts classes ✔ Learn how to design, deliver and evaluate a linked and progressive series of martial arts sessions ✔ Make a positive impact on the children and adult's they’re working with by developing their confidence and martial arts-related skills ✔ Help their participants master the fundamentals of their martial art in a fun, imaginative and progressive way ✔ Make martial arts more enjoyable for children, young people and adults alike ✔ Understand how important it is to continually reflect on their session delivery to improve their own coaching standards




What is blended learning?


This course involves registering onto the 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching (Sport & Physical Activity) qualification, with the emphasis on delivering Martial Arts. Learners will be required to: • Phase 1: Complete eLearning modules & tasks and fill in a physical portfolio, this will involve planning 4 linked and progressive martial arts sessions to be delivered in their own environment. • Phase 2: Deliver 2 x 20 minute physical activity/martial art sessions. Registration to the qualification is valid for a 2 year period. Therefore, learners could complete phase 1 initially and then progress onto phase 2 when appropriate. Re-assessment fees would be applicable if learners were deemed not yet competent in phase 2. The cost for this pathway is £180. This qualification will be delivered using a blended learning model, you will learn the course material via electronic and online media (eLearning modules) as well as traditional face-to-face teaching via Zoom or in person. Some of the practical units will be delivered via face to face teaching in the classroom at our venue in Worcester and via a virtual classroom, using zoom. The more theory based units such as nutrition and hydration will be delivered via eLearning. There will be two 20 minute assessments of coaching practice which can be arranged at either your own club (if local to Worcestershire) or will be conducted in a simulated environment during two assessment days. One to one coaching will be available if needed, and all assessment and portfolio work will be marked and personal feedback will be given to each delegate. All work will be completed in a handwritten portfolio which is submitted for assessment and verification once all the units are complete, the quicker you submit the tasks the sooner the qualification can be assessed and certification signed off.





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