Senior Club Coach

At Senior Club Coach level, you want to take your rowers that step further through well designed and appropriate annual training programmes.


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This award builds on the good practice developed from the Level 2 Club Coach and focuses on supporting you in your skills and knowledge around coaching programmes.

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.  As part of the assessment you must design this programme and be responsible for the training of a group of rowers for a minimum of eight months.

Quick Facts

How much will it cost?


How long is the award?

The learning programme is delivered over three sessions of two days each 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.

What will I get out of it?

The overall outcome of the Level 3 Senior Club Coach Certificate is to enable you to:

Plan, implement, analyse and revise 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.

Who can attend?

Any coach holding the Level 2 Club Coach Certificate in Coaching Rowing or suitable equivalent will be able to attend a Level 3 Senior Club Coach Induction day.

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

In order to take the UKCC Level 3 Senior Club Coach you must also:

  • Be in a position to set the training programme and coach a group of rowers/two scullers for a minimum of eight months.
  • 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).

You will also need to check that you have the following:

Note: Priority will be given to those applicants who already hold the Level 2 Strength & Conditioning

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 Senior Club Coach Induction Day and complete the pre-course workbook. This will be sent to you on booking.

Step 3

Complete any outstanding prerequisites or action plan following the Induction day.

Step 4

Register on a Level 3 Senior Club Coach course. Check the calendar to find a course near you.

Induction Day

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

How is the award structured?

The Level 3 Senior Club Coach 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 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 finding an appropriate mentor for you will be explained on the course.


Course materials are available on RowHow.

You will be provided with a Learner pack that contains all the information and templates that you will need to complete the award, as well as:

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