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UKCC Coaching Course

The UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) is a nationally recognised framework for coach education.

UKCC endorsement for a sport means that the coach education programme meets a set of agreed industry wide standards. Rowing offers a Level 2 and Level 3 coaching award.  Level 4 is currently under development.

More information on these courses can be found on:

British Rowing website

Subsidies of up to 70% of the cost are available for individuals undertaking UKCC Level 2 coaching courses. These subsidies are administered by sportscotland and individuals should apply directly to them by filling in the application form and emailing it to ukcc@sportscotland.org.uk. The completed subsidy application form must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of the start date of the course.

 UKCC subsidy for coaches

Level 1 and 2

Coaches can now apply for funding from sportscotland using their online application portal. You will first need to register your details with sportscotland before logging onto the system and navigating through the application form. The following link will take you to the page relevant to the application you are making.


Level 3 and 4

sportscotland now support a three-point variable scale of the candidate course fee at UKCC Level 3 and 4. Subsidy will be allocated per candidate, against SGB endorsed applications and based on the funding principles and coach support criteria being met.

Coaches will qualify for the following subsidy amounts:

Level 3 & 4: A variable scale of 20%, 40% or 60% of the full course cost

Please complete the Application Form should you wish to apply for funding

Information can be found by clicking the link here: https://sportscotland.org.uk/funding/ukcc-subsidy-for-coaches/


UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport
(QCF 1st 4 Sport)

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach progression route to UKCC Level 3 in Coaching Strength and Conditioning also a pre requisite to Level 3 in Coaching Rowing

Course Cost: £305 including admin per candidate
Maximum Number of Candidates: 16
Minimum Number of Candidates: 8

Course Duration: 4 day course as follows: 2 days (one weekend) 4 week gap, 2 days (one weekend)

Dates: 13th & 14th October – 10th & 11th November 2018
Venue: The Scottish Rowing Centre, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, ML1 3ED

Candidate Prerequisites:
Minimum age: 18 years old
Qualification: UKCC Level 2 (or equivalent) & Emergency first aid (including CPR)

Booking for this workshop is to be made through the Scottish Rowing membership system by clicking here.


Club Coach Certificate in Coaching Rowing 

Becoming a Level 2 Club Coach is not just about coaching rowing; it’s about inspiring rowers to excel and providing a rewarding experience of the sport.

Maybe you are a former rower or someone who loves to teach. Perhaps you are passionate about rowing and would like to develop the sport further. Either way, you might want to consider doing a UKCC Level 2 Club Coach Certificate in Coaching Rowing.

The Club Coach is a qualification that ensures that our coaches are supported and trained to the best possible standard. As part of the national qualification framework, this UKCC qualification provides an opportunity for budding coaches to take their passion for rowing and use it to support and develop rowers of all skill levels – from beginners through to performance athletes, while developing themselves as coaches.

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rowing is a qualification that supports coaches when coaching on the water and is aimed at beginner coaches working with all groups from novices through to competent rowers, through a series of linked and progressive sessions.

What will I get out of it?

As a Level 2 Club Coach Certificate holder you will be qualified to prepare, deliver and review coaching sessions, while developing an understanding of safe, ethical and effective rowing coaching.

Note: You can choose to attend at course aimed at Sliding Seat Rowing or Fixed Seat Rowing. Check the booking details to ensure you have booked onto the course that is appropriate for your coaching environment.

Who can attend?

Anyone over 18 years of age inspired to develop their coaching skills.

In addition to this you must: Be or become a British Rowing registered member. Non-members can apply online for instant registration (England and Wales).

Or a current Scottish Rowing member, a current member of a Scottish Rowing club, and resident in Scotland (Scotland only).

Please note: The Instructor’s Award (IA) is still a valid coaching qualification. IA coaches wishing to proceed to the Level 2 Club Coach Certificate will be given access to all of the materials to ensure they are up to date.

How is the course structured?

It focuses on developing three coaching behaviours:

  1. Being a rower-focused coach.
  2. Looking to develop continually as a coach.
  3. Having a concern for standards.

After completing the tutored part of the course you are:

  • Required to keep a coaching diary for six linked and progressive coaching sessions.
  • Be observed coaching in your normal environment by an Independent Assessor (3 hour time allocation).


Course materials are available on RowHow.
You will be provided with a Learner portfolio that contains all the information and templates that you will need, as well as:

  • Level 2 Technical Handbook
  • Communication in Coaching manual
  • Code of practice for sports coaches (sports coach UK)
  • Go Faster with Foster DVD

Next course detail

Details of the next UKCC Coach Certificate in Coaching Rowing will be added soon.


How do I apply?

Step 1

Complete the two online courses, available free of charge on RowHow follow the links below:

  • Safety Basics
  • Cold Water & Hypothermia

Don’t forget to print off and keep your certificates for your portfolio!

Step 2

Book onto and attend:

Step 3

  • Complete your Emergency Aid training. (A minimum 3 hour training course) - Please note: 3rd party providers such as Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance are accepted. First Aid training must include practical CPR.
  • Compete a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop. Contact your RDM or the Scottish Rowing office to find out where your nearest course is.
    Please note: Sports specific Safeguarding and Protecting children workshops are acceptable. e.g, British Rowing and Sports Coach UK workshops.
    Don’t forget to take your certificates for your portfolio.

Step 4

Register by completing the application and return to mark.senter@scottish-rowing.org.uk

Payment for £450 should be made by cheque payable to Scottish Rowing and sent by post to:
Coaching, Scottish Rowing, the Scottish Rowing Centre, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell. ML1 3ED