UKCC Level 2: Coaching Youth & Adult Rugby Union
This course acts as an entry qualification for coaches who are currently coaching youth rugby and will also include content on refereeing the 15-a-side game. 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.
Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age before day 1 of a UKCC Level 2 course taking place. Please note, coaches do NOT need to complete the UKCC Level 1 qualification prior to this course.
Every rugby club in Scotland must ensure that ALL their mini and youth coaches have a PVG Disclosure Scotland check. Any mini or youth coach without a PVG disclosure should not be taking part in any coaching activities until they have completed the PVG Disclosure Scotland process.
Please view the Child Protection area of the website for a useful flowchart displaying the steps that clubs need to take to process PVG checks for their youth coaches.
Please note, if a club is working with a school and sending their coaches into that school to coach, it is the responsibility of the club and not the school to ensure that the coach has a PVG Disclosure Scotland check.
Please visit our Child Protection area for further information.
On completion coaches will be able to:
- Deliver rugby union coaching sessions and provide direction to other coaches
- Understand the principles of coaching
- Know how to plan, establish and maintain a safe coaching environment
- Understand how to plan and support the delivery of activities that are age and stage appropriate for players
- Understand how to evaluate coaching activities and understand how to evaluate own coaching practice
This course is organised by approved coaching centres and delivered by Scottish Rugby accredited coach educators. It will last approximately 34 hours (24 hours on course, 10 hours home study) and coaches must attend all three days to receive the final qualification
This course is competence based and involves on-course appraisal. It involves both classroom and outdoor practical activities, where coaches will be expected to participate fully in all sessions.
World Rugby Recommended Prior Learning
Online self-check assessments:
In conjunction with sportscotland, Scottish Rugby is able to subsidise the course cost for those coaches and teachers working within our member and associate clubs, schools and universities to grow the game at a price of £80. If you do not coach with one of our member clubs and schools then you must pay the unsubsidised price of £300.
|Date and Time||Location|
|Sunday 2 June, Saturday 8 June & Sunday 9 June (All 9am-5pm)||
|Saturday 15 June, Saturday 22 June & Sunday 23 June (All 9am-5pm)||
Grangemouth Stags RFC
|Saturday 22 June, Sunday 23 June & Sunday 30 June(All 9am-5pm)||
|Sunday 4 August, Sunday 11 August & Sunday 18 August (All 9am-5pm)||
Stirling County RFC
|Friday 30 August (6pm-9pm), Saturday 31 August (9am-5pm), Sunday 1 September (9am-5pm)||
|Sunday 1 September (9.30am-5pm), Sunday 8 September (9.30am-5pm), Sunday 15 September (9.30am-5pm)||
Greenock Wanderers RFC
|Monday 14 October (9am-5pm), Tuesday 15 October (9am-5pm) & Wednesday 16 October (9am-5pm)||
|Monday 6 April, Tuesday 7 April, Wednesday 8 April 2020 (All 9am-5pm)||
|Monday 13 April (9am-5pm), Tuesday 14 April (9am-5pm) & Wednesday 15 April 2020 (9am-5pm)||
Aberdeen Grammar RFC