Session Coach Sliding Seat Avon County Rowing Club

Time: All Sessions are at Avon County Rowing Club 13th,15th,20th and 22nd March 18:30-21:30.  Saturday 25th March 13:00-17:00.  Monday 24th and 26th April 18:30-21:30

Cost: £210.00


If you are someone who would like to support your club with coaching the occasional session, assisting or supporting a Learn to Row course, you might want to consider doing a UKCC Level 2 Award in Coaching Sessions.

The Session Coach is a qualification that replaces our previously released ‘Learn to Row Instructor’ and it ensures that our coaches are supported and trained to the best possible standard. Accredited by 1st4Sport, the UKCC qualification pathway provides a framework which will enable you to take your passion for rowing and use it to support and develop all rowers through skills based sessions.

The Session Coach Award is the first award for coaching individuals on the water and is aimed at beginner coaches who will be supporting Club Coaches with their delivering their sessions.

Quick Facts

How long is the award?

20 hours of face-to-face tutoring and internal assessments.

What will I get out of it?

As a Session Coach Award holder you will be qualified plan and deliver rowing coaching sessions for participants independently as part of a sport/activity programme.

Who can attend?

Anyone over 18 years of age wanting 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).
  • Be a registered British Rowing website user, a current Scottish Rowing member, a current member of a Scottish Rowing club, and resident in Scotland (Scotland only).

How is the course structured?

It focuses on developing three areas:

1.   Managing Risk

2.   Planning for activity and fitness

3.   Skill Development

The course is balanced with both theory and practical, with a focus on delivering skills based sessions.

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

Register on a Session Coach course. 

After completing two days of face to face learning you are then encouraged to practise your coaching skill back at your club or centre.

A coaching assessment will take place on the third day of your face to face learning, and will include an observation by an assessor, and a feedback and action plan agreed for your ongoing development.


This course has been closed for applicants.

Course Location

Course Information


13th Mar 2017, 15th Mar 2017, 20th Mar 2017, 22nd Mar 2017, 25th Mar 2017, 24th Apr 2017, 26th Apr 2017

Closing Date:

27th Feb 2017


Avon County Rowing Club,
Bath Road A4,
Nr Bath,
BS31 3JS

This course has been closed for applicants.