UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC)

UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC)


The Netball UKCC is about supporting Our Great Game and making coaching better and therefore supporting our players of today and tomorrow. 

The United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) is a Government led strand of work that arose from the reccomendations of the Coaching Tas Force that reported in September 2002. 31 sports are involved in this UK wide initiative and are recognised in 3 phases. Netball is a phase two sport and has received funding from Sport England to develop the UKCC for Netball. 

The UK Coaching Certificate is an endorsment of sports-specific coach education. It ensures that sports are delivering the best available, athlete centred coaching both in recreational, development and performance environments. It is a joint Netball development between England Netball, Welsh Netball and Netball Scotland. The UKCC will significantly change the shape and quality of coaching education within and across Netball. In the future England Netball will be a formalised education provider of vocational qualifications that are appropriately developed, delivered, resourced, assessed and awarded. 

England Netball is the lead agency within Netball for the UKCC. The Netball Assocations of Wales (Welsh Netball) and Scotland (Netball Scotland) are equal partners in the developments. 

In 2004, Netball submitted successful Delivery Plans to each of the Home Country Sports Councils for funding to support the development of the Netball UKCC. 

How Will the UKCC Benefit Coaches?

  • Enhance coaching skills, linked to the player pathway
  • Raise the profile of and professionalise sports coaching
  • More flexible coach centred training programmes
  • UK wide recognised qualifications
  • Provides a benchmark for employers and deployers of coaches
  • Core coaching skills are recognised and transferable between sports
  • A UK wide endorsement of top quality, safe coaching

UKCC Summary

The UKCC is changing the shape and quality of coach education within and across Netball. It is about taking all of what we do very seriously and making it even better equipped to meet the needs of our game. We are now a formalised education provider of vocational qualifications that are appropriately developed, delivered, resources, assessed and awarded. 

In summary - what are the advantages of the Netball UKCC?

  • New and up-to-date accredited qualifications
  • Commonality and transferability between sports at respective levels
  • New resources to support our coaches
  • Improved training and support for our trainers, tutors and assessors
  • Improved quality assurance
  • It will be flexible to suit our coaches' needs and environments
  • It is built around the needs of coaches and players
  • It takes the best of what we currently have and make it even better

More information and current coaching courses can be found on the England Netball website.

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