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UKCC Qualifications

In order to improve the quality and quantity of Scotland’s rugby players, Scottish Rugby aims to provide a clear pathway for coach development. This will support member clubs and schools in their recruitment and development of coaches.  Our aim is to ensure that coaches with the right skills knowledge and attributes are developed and deployed at every age and stage of a player’s development. Getting the right coaches with the right ethos and training at the right time is paramount to ensure that players’ needs are met. This is in line with sportscotland’s Coaching Scotland Strategy and the UK Coaching Framework. 

To achieve this, we run a range of coaching qualification courses (UKCC endorsed) appropriate to the age and stage of the players you coach.

What You'll Learn

Through our courses, you’ll learn not only what to coach but how to coach it, all appropriate to the age and stage of your players. You will learn from your fellow coaches on the course as well as receive support from our coach educators as they take you through the syllabus.

What Courses Are Available?

Below is an outline of each qualification (current or proposed) within the coach education model. A key change in approach is the integration of refereeing content into a number of qualifications, notably the entry level courses. 


The coaching courses available are:

  1. Coaching Children Rugby Union

  2. Coaching Youth Rugby Union

  3. Coaching Adult Rugby Union

 

1. Coaching Children Rugby Union (primary school age players)

Available now - regular courses held regionally.

Working with Children in Rugby Union is a rewarding experience, and this qualification course offers guidance on developing the whole child through the game. It will qualify you to coach and referee (game coaching) children in Rugby Union; through your work you will be better able to develop core skills and core values in young players in an active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe environment. 

Coaching Children Rugby: Advanced (UKCC Level 2)

Available 2014/15 season

This will act as a progression for experienced children's coaches who have undertaken their Coaching and Refereeing Children Rugby Union (UKCC Level 1) qualification and attended specific CPD workshops (to be defined). This course will be aimed at lead coaches within mini rugby, and those who are responsible for leading and managing rugby programmes at their club or school.

 

2. Coaching Youth  Rugby Union (players aged 12-18) 

Coaching Youth Rugby (UKCC Level 2)

Available 2014/15 season

This course acts as an entry to the qualification for those coaches who are currently coaching 15-a-side rugby, but have not been involved in coaching children's rugby union. This youth or adult variation will qualify you to coach and referee the 15-a-side game, gaining a Referee Level 1 certificate in the process. Through your work you will be better able to develop core technical and tactical skills and core values in your players in an active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe environment. 

Coaching Youth Rugby: Advanced (UKCC Level 3)

Available 2014/15 season

This will act as a progression for experienced youth coaches who have taken their Coaching and Refereeing 15-a-side Game (UKCC Level 2) qualification and attended specific CPD workshops (to be defined). The course will be aimed at lead coaches within youth rugby, and those who are responsible for leading and managing rugby programmes at their club or school.

 

3. Coaching Adult Rugby Union (players aged 18+)

Coaching Adult Rugby (UKCC Level 2)

Available 2014/15 season

This course acts as an entry to the qualification for those coaches who are currently coaching 15-a-side rugby, but have not been involved in coaching children's rugby union. This youth or adult variation will qualify you to coach and referee the 15-a-side game, gaining a Referee Level 1 certificate in the process. Through your work you will be better able to develop core technical and tactical skills and core values in your players in an active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe environment.

Coaching Adult Rugby: Advanced (UKCC Level 3)

Available now - two national courses per season

This course acts as a progression for experienced adult coaches who have undertaken their Coaching and Refereeing 15-a-side Game (UKCC Level 2) qualification and attended specific CPD workshops (to be defined). The course will be aimed at head and lead coaches within adult rugby, and those who are responsible for leading and managing rugby programmes at their club or school. 

Coaching Academy (UKCC Level 4)

To be launched in conjunction with the coaching academy structure and coaching academy

This course provides an advanced programme of professional education within the UKCC framework and expectations, which will enable coaches to become visionary, outstanding and knowledgeable decision makers. Coaches involved in this course will impact significantly on the performance of their players and on the sport in general. The University of Stirling will partner Scottish Rugby in the delivery of this qualification.

 

**UKCC Re-Assessment**

Available now

UKCC Re-Assessment Opportunities

 

 Please contact Claire Scott, Coach Development Administrator (Claire.Scott@sru.org.uk 0131 346 5167; 07773 082924) should you have any questions.