What is the cost?
The course is ran at a fee of
£360pp*, this includes your certificate and a portfolio pack.
Want to pay in instalments? Drop us an
email to find out more!
*Members of Worcestershire Martial Arts will be able to access the course at a heavily discounted fee.
*Discounts available for organisations enrolling groups of 8 or more.
Terms & Conditions
Who can attend?
There are no formal qualification pre-requisites 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)
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.
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.
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 childre, young people and adult's alike
✔ Understand how important it is to continually reflect on their session delivery to improve their own coaching standards
What is blended learning?
This qualification will be delivered using a blended learning model, you will learn the course material via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching.
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 conduected in a simulated environment during two assessment days.
One to one coaching will be availble if needed, and all assessment and protfolio 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 qaulification can be assessed and certification signed off.