Session Coach Sliding Seat, Reading

Dates: Saturday 8th October, 9am-5pm, Sunday 6th November, Saturday 19th November (Assessment day for all learners tbc), 10-4pm 

Venue: Reading Rowing Club

Cost: £210


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?

18 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 go away and practise your coaching skills.

The final assessment will take place at least six weeks after 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


2nd Oct 2016, 8th Oct 2016, 6th Nov 2016

Closing Date:

22nd Sep 2016


Reading Rowing Club,
Richfield Avenue,

This course has been closed for applicants.