The Level 1 qualification is a basic introduction to coaching that enables volunteers or Assistant Professionals to help a more qualified coach (e.g. a Golf Professional) deliver sessions to beginners. For example assisting in the delivery of a series of junior sessions in which the senior coach needs assistance due to large numbers in a group.
With this coaching qualification, you will be able to interpret session plans and deliver aspects of those plans, ensuring that relevant coaching points are covered and that participants are safe and engaged throughout. You will learn about communication, demonstration and positioning, as well as skills challenges and the importance of progression within a coaching session. Once you have registered for the Level 1 course, you will receive a study and information pack, which contains all the resources you need to complete the course and gain your qualification.
From receiving this resource pack - which includes a Home Study Workbook - the course takes about five weeks to complete. During this time, you will be expected to read through the Home Study Workbook in preparation for a two-day tutor-led practical session. This will include relevant assessments of your coaching skills, as well as a 45-minute multiple choice questionnaire.
As a Level 1 Coach - you can deliver clubgolf Stage 1 coaching to children.
There are 3 requirements to become a Level 1 Golf coach:
- Attend and pass the Level 1 training coursedelivered by the PGA
The course is delivered over 2 full days (normally a weekend).
- Apply for a PVG Scheme Membership from Disclosure Scotland This can be done through your golf club.
- Attend a Safeguarding & Protecting Children course
This is a 3 hour attendance based course (no assessment) run by sportscoachUK and organised by local authorities across Scotland.
All coaches who successfully complete their Level 1 certificate will gain access to the ClubGolf Coaching Hub <<link to Coaching resource page - silicon coach portal coming June 2012>>
The aim of ClubGolf is to create a development pathway from entry level through to the highest levels of achievement, enabling increased access to golf, higher participation levels, improved standards of performance, and sustained growth in the future.
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