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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.


Level 2 Award Session Coach

Session Coach is accredited by 1st4Sport qualifications and concentrates on helping you develop rowers through skills based sessions, and replaces the ‘Learn to Row Instructor’. As part of the national qualification framework the UKCC qualification provides learners with an opportunity to take their first step onto a formal qualification pathway. The course aims to train and support our coaches to the best possible standard whilst developing their coaching skills and providing them with a range of tools that they can take back to their clubs.

What will I get out of it?
As a Session Coach Award holder you will be able to plan deliver and review stand-alone rowing sessions and you will be qualified to work independently, but you may form part of a larger coaching team delivering a session as part of a programme written by someone else.

The course cost is £210 including admin per candidate
The minimum age of candidates is 18
The maximum number of candidates is 12
The minimum number of candidates is 6

Courses consist of 36 hours of face to face tutoring and internal assessments.

Dates: 1st and 2nd April 2017 - on course with tutor.

29th April 2017 – Assessment day with course Assessors

Venue: Pinkston Water Sports Centre, 75 North Canal Bank Street, Glasgow, G4 9XP

Candidate Prerequisites: 

  • Complete the Safety Basics online risk assessment module (on RowHow, British Rowing)
  • Complete the online Cold water and Hypothermia course (on RowHow, British Rowing)

In addition to the course pre requisites you must:

Be or become a Scottish Rowing member. Non-members can apply online for an instant coaches membership through the Scottish Rowing website provided they are a member of a Scottish Rowing Club affiliated to Scottish Rowing.

To apply: Complete the application, and either: 
Email: office@scottish-rowing.org.uk or
Post to: Coaching, Scottish Rowing, The Scottish Rowing Centre, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3ED

Payment for £210 should be made by cheque payable to Scottish Rowing and sent to:

Coaching, Scottish Rowing, The Scottish Rowing Centre, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3ED