UKCC Level 2: Coaching Youth & Adult Rugby Union

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:

World Rugby First Aid in Rugby

World Rugby Laws

World Rugby Strength & Conditioning

World Rugby Concussion Management


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.

Due to the current circumstances, our courses have been postponed. Please check back here for further course updates.

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