Coaching Training for Volunteers

British Rowing’s education and training programme covers a broad range of rowing experience, with part of its focus on developing coaches.

The Courses & Qualifications section has full details of awards to develop the skills of your club coaches. This table summarises the main awards available:

Course/QualificationLevelAimed at
Learn to Row Instructor Adults who are competent rowers but haven’t coached before.People who want to deliver Learn to Row sessions.
Rowing LeaderJuniors between the ages of 16 – 18 who want to coach and are already rowing.Interested in first steps into coaching and want to be able to deliver sessions under supervision.
UKCC Level 2 – for Club CoachesAlready coaching and experienced in rowing.People who want a formal coaching qualification and to be able to supervise other coaches.
UKCC Level 3 – for Senior Club CoachesAlready holding a Level 2 qualification.People who want progress their coaching to the next level.
UKCC Level 4 – for the Advanced CoachAlready holding a Level 3 qualification.People who want progress into high performance coaching..
Course/Qualification:
Learn to Row Instructor 
Level:
Adults who are competent rowers but haven’t coached before.
Aimed at:
People who want to deliver Learn to Row sessions.
Course/Qualification:
Rowing Leader
Level:
Juniors between the ages of 16 – 18 who want to coach and are already rowing.
Aimed at:
Interested in first steps into coaching and want to be able to deliver sessions under supervision.
Course/Qualification:
UKCC Level 2 – for Club Coaches
Level:
Already coaching and experienced in rowing.
Aimed at:
People who want a formal coaching qualification and to be able to supervise other coaches.
Course/Qualification:
UKCC Level 3 – for Senior Club Coaches
Level:
Already holding a Level 2 qualification.
Aimed at:
People who want progress their coaching to the next level.
Course/Qualification:
UKCC Level 4 – for the Advanced Coach
Level:
Already holding a Level 3 qualification.
Aimed at:
People who want progress into high performance coaching..

It’s not just coaching courses that are available – check for workshops and the annual British Rowing Coaching Conference on the calendar.

Funding for Coaches

We realise that some training can seem expensive. If you are interested in looking for funding for candidates, try contacting your Local Authority or County Sport Partnership for information on local grants.  Your British Rowing Area Education & Training Manager will also be able to advise you on regional funding that may be available.

Many clubs choose to subsidise their coaches to obtain qualifications. This is a very small investment compared to say, purchasing a boat, in return for the many hundreds of hours that your coaches will probably give to your club in the future.

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Club Volunteer Roles

Outlined here are some of the roles that a club may need to fill.

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Recruiting Volunteers

It’s most common for clubs to recruit for volunteers from existing members.

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Resources

As rowing volunteers well know there are many aspects to running a successful club.

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Retaining Volunteers

Anyone who helps out needs to have something that keeps them involved, motivated and enjoying it.

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