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What does the Coaching Assistant Certificate qualify me to do?

  • On successful completion of the Coaching Assistant Certificate in Coaching different fields, learners will be qualified to coach independently and should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan and deliver safe and equitable coaching sessions
  •  Demonstrate an ability to review participant’s needs when planning and delivering a series of linked and progressive coaching sessions
    Demonstrate an ability to self-reflect and use feedback from others
  • Promote and establish working relationships and high standards of behavior with students, coaches, parents and officials in the overall development of sports.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of:
    •  generic coaching skills
    • Sports specific coaching skills
    • coach and performer/player development
    • good practice in club management and coaching
    • nutrition and hydration
    • physical conditioning  – mental preparation
    • health and safety
    • working with parents, attitudes and ethics
    • laws of sports fields
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and adapt Skating sports and some sports fields activities and sessions for a variety of different abilities and age groups
  • Demonstrate an awareness of further personal development opportunities in different fields of sports and especially skate sports, including coaching, sports therapy, and administration and officiating.
  • Please note: IPTC recommend that all coaches should join the Coaching Register once qualified and starting to coach, as this will provide you with necessary insurance along with many other member benefits that will help you to keep yourself up to date. If you are not already a member of the Coaching Register IPTC fees include a free year’s membership to the coaching register.

How is the qualification delivered?

  • The IPTC in Assistant Coaching will be delivered by an accredited related federations or international masters. It will be split into the following phases:
  • Phase 1: Registration and Pre-course induction and activities
  • Phase 2: Taught course (Day 1 & 2) 6 Hours
  • Phase 3: Mid course – Practical coaching and independent assessment preparation + Question & Answer  3 Hours
  • Throughout the taught program the theoretical “How to coach” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “What to coach” skills, both on court and in group activities. As a result you will have many opportunities to practice and receive feedback on the coaching skills that you have learnt. You will be assessed throughout the course by your course tutor who will give you plenty of opportunities to demonstrate competence in key areas. There will also be some written work throughout the course and an independent assessment at the end.


All candidates will receive high quality resources to support the qualification.  These will include an induction pack and a coach handbook to support the core learning outcomes along with a candidate pack which contains all of the assessment tasks.

Booking onto the Course

Once you have found a suitable course in the website, you will need to complete an application form and send it with payment to IPTC.

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