UKCC Level 2 Certificate

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, the learner will:

  • Identify the essential aspects required to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive sessions for players in a club environment.
  • Know how to plan and deliver effective sessions that include the essential technical elements of fundamentals, postural control and ball-handling within the context of the game.
  • Apply a number of concepts relating to the Physical, Mental, Technical and Tactical elements of the game.
  • Analyse the game into its respective parts including defence, attack and transition.
  • Demonstrate competence against National Standards for coaches as defined by 1st4sport Qualifications.

What does the Level 2 Certificate qualify me to do?

The course will qualify the Coach to practice independently in a club environment.

The independent coach should be aware that this is merely the start of their training and development; an enquiring coach understands that learning requires Continuous Professional Development (CPD), achieved through attendance at sport specific and generic workshops that are provided by Volleyball England and other external providers such as UK Coaching.

What level will I be coaching?

UK Coaching recognises the Independent Coach as someone who can effectively….“prepare for, deliver and review coaching session(s)”, in a club environment (UKCC definition).

What are the pre-requisites for entry on the course?

Learners are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the first day of delivery on the course.
  • Registered Volleyball England Coach Member for the season in which the course is taking place.
  • Hold a Level 1 Award in Coaching Volleyball, e.g. 1st4sport Level 1 Award, Volleyball England Level 1 Introduction to Coaching Volleyball or Volleyball England Assistant Coach Award.
  • Have comprehensive  coaching experience following the successful completion of a Level 1/Assistant Coach Award in Coaching Volleyball

Course Duration

Four day course consisting of a series of tasks which must be completed on and off course, and a final assessment.

The learner should anticipate taking at least 3 months to be become qualified as a Level 2 Coach. This period would normally be broken down into the following discrete phases of activity:

  • Pre-induction phase - becoming acquainted with the course design and researching aspects of the course before delivery (2 hours).
  • On-course phase – includes delivery of the course content, opportunities for observed micro-coaching, and an introduction to a number of assessments (14 hours).
  • Off-course phase - includes a period of shadowing an experienced coach in a club environment.
  • A second on-course phase includes further delivery of course content, more opportunities for observed micro-coaching with peer review and assessment (14 hours).
  • A further off-course phase - includes a period of reflective practice coaching, delivering at least 4 linked and progressive sessions within a club environment.
  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence that includes assessments and session plans to be submitted within one month of the finish of the on-course phase.

At the time of certification you are also required to have a valid First Aid Qualification and Safeguarding Award.  

Course Fees

£450 per learner (to include all course reference material).

There are a number areas in the country that can access funding to cover course fees. The subsidy can range from small contributions to the full 100%. Visit UK Coaching to find the latest coach education funding opportunities in your area.

What resource will I receive?

All learners will receive a high quality resource file including all assessments and this will act as a portfolio of evidence to support this qualification once submitted. In addition, a number of key references will be provided to support core learning outcomes including access to an on-line coach education website.

What Should I Bring with me to the Course?

  • Appropriate clothing for on-court practice.
  • A pen and notebook - you will need to complete sections of your 1st4sport Qualifications Learner Pack (handed out on the day of the course) throughout the day and take notes when required.
  • Your responses to the pre-course induction questions and tasks.
  • Food and refreshments for throughout the day.

How can I book onto a course?

A national list of courses is available on the Volleyball England Course Finder section of the website. 

For further information please contact the Volleyball England Hub via or call 01509 974 700.