Senior Club Coach – DURHAM

How long is the award? The learning programme is delivered over three 2 day blocks of face to face contact, over an extended period of time, to allow for home study tasks to be completed. The face to face learning programme is then followed by two observed coaching assessments.

Cost: £1185.00

What you'll learn: The Level 3 award builds on the good practice developed from the Level 2 award and focuses on supporting you in your skills and knowledge around coaching programmes.

The overall outcome of the Level 3 Award is to enable you to:
Plan, deliever and review annual coaching programmes.

The course will ensure you can safely implement a training programme appropriate to the participants that you coach, who may vary in their goals, ages, and abilities.

Developing a coaching programme should involve making the most of the resources and support available, including other people. A really well designed training programme is one part of a successful coaching programme as a whole. In order to design this programme you must be responsible for the training of a group of rowers for a minimum of 8 months.

Who can attend? Any coach holding the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rowing or suitable equivalent will be able to attend a Level 3 Induction day.

The aim of the Induction day and the new structure of the Level 3 is to support all learners to succeed. The Induction day is also designed to help you make an assessment of your current coaching position and identify if the Level 3 is the correct next step for you.

How is the award structured? The Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Rowing focuses on developing coaching behaviours and coaches' skills and knowledge in the areas of safe and professional behaviour, communication, planning and reviewing and rowing specific sequential activity.

Specific areas of knowledge that are covered during the 6 day face to face learning programme include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology,
  • Athlete preparation & Training Principles,
  • Biomechanics and Technique,
  • Ethical Coaching Practice & Developing your Coaching Environment,
  • Developing Others,
  • Decision Making and Communication,
  • Mental Skills Training,

Mentoring will be available to you if required and the process of finding a mentor appropriate for you will be explained on the course.

Are there any pre-requisites? In order to take the UKCC Level 3, you must:

  • Hold a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rowing or recognised equivalent
  • Hold a current Emergency Aid certificate
  • Hold a current Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate
  • Be working towards your Level 2 Strength & Conditioning (S&C)

In addition to the course pre requisites you must:

  • Be or become a British Rowing member. Non-members can apply online for instant membership (England and Wales)
  • Be a registered British Rowing website user, a current SARA member, a current member of a SARA club, and resident in Scotland (Scotland only); or be a British Rowing member
  • Complete the two online courses, available free of charge on RowHow:
  • Attend a Level 3 Induction Day
  • Be in a position to set the training programme and coach a group of rowers/2 scullers for a minimum of 8 months.

It should be noted that priority will be given to those applicants who already hold the Level 2 S&C.

Please note:The IA is still a valid Coaching Qualification. IA coaches wishing to proceed to the Level 3 will gain access to all of the Level 2 materials to ensure they are up to date.


The resources are very extensive and are updated continually – these are available to you through RowHow which will enable you to look at them in your own time and ensures the most up to date information is available to both past and current candidates.
You will be provided with an extensive Learner pack that contains all the information and templates that you will need to complete the award, as well as:

How do I apply?

Step 1
Complete the two online courses, available free of charge on RowHow:
Safety Basics
Cold Water & Hypothermia
Don’t forget to print off and keep your certificates for your portfolio!

Step 2
Book onto and attend the Level 3 Induction Day and complete the pre course workbook.

Step 3
Complete any outstanding pre-requisites or action plan following the Induction day.

Step 4
Register on a Level 3 course
Check the British Rowing Education & Training calendar to find out when the course is running in your area


This course has been closed for applicants.

Course Location

Course Information


29th Sep 2018, 30th Sep 2018, 27th Oct 2018, 28th Oct 2018, 8th Dec 2018, 9th Dec 2018

Closing Date:

23rd Aug 2018


Durham University Sports Centre,
Maiden Castle,

This course has been closed for applicants.