Triathlon UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course

Triathlon UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course

Dear Candidate

Triathlon UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course

Thank you for expressing an interest in our United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 1 ‘Assistant Coach’,coaching in triathlon course. The UKCC Level 1 is intended for coaches who are going to ‘assist’ in the delivery of triathlon coaching, or for those who have a limited experience of coaching and our sport. If you are hoping to ‘lead’ triathlon sessions and have a good knowledge and understanding of the sport, as well as an understanding of coaching, then it is possible to apply to go straight onto our Level 2 ‘Lead Coach’ programme. Please see our website for details.

Course Dates
Day 1 - Saturday 4 February 2012
Day 2 - Sunday 5 February 2012
Day 3 - Sunday 19 February 2012

Course Venue
Atlantis Leisure Centre, Dalriach Road, Oban.

Course Content & Delivery
The UKCC Level 1 ‘Assistant Coach’ award is aimed at giving coaches the ‘How to Coach’ skills and follows the learning outcomes as advised by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The 3 units that the course aims to assess coaches on are

  1. Prepare for the Delivery of Coaching Activities in Triathlon
  2. Conduct and Review Coaching Activities in Triathlon
  3. Safe and Ethical Sport in Triathlon

Candidates will be assessed by 3 methods

  1. Exam
  2. Portfolio Completion
  3. Practical Assessment

Although the course is 3 days long, the programme requires candidates to do a degree of home study which will take approximately 11hrs.

Course Registration

Please note, in order to attend a coach education course, you must have a current race licence with triathlonscotland. If not, this can be purchased by visiting

Enclosed within this letter are the following documents for completion

  1. Registration Form
  2. Equality and diversity data monitoring form

I look forward to receiving your application but if you require any further information please contact me on 07917 073 401 or

Yours sincerely

Jillian Gibson

Candidate Registration Form

UKCC Course Detail
Course Date(s): / Course venue
Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms etc)
Candidate Name (to appear on certificate)
Maiden Name (if applicable)
Date of birth
Sex (✓) / Male / Female
Candidate Home Address & Post Code
Email Address
Telephone Number(s) / Home:
Previous Address & Post Code if applicable
TS / BTF Race Licence No
Do you have a SQA Scottish Candidate Number – SCN? (✓) / Yes
(please fill out below if SCN is known) / No
Scottish Candidate Number (SCN = 9 digit)
In your coaching capacity are you (please tick) / Paid / Full Time / Part Time / Volunteer
Scottish Candidate Numbers (SCNs) are allocated to candidates by SQA. This number is a unique candidate identifier and is required for SQA registration and entry purposes. If you think that you have previously been allocated a SCN by the SQA, this 9 digit number will appear on any SQA Certificates you may hold. If you cannot find your certificates, your SCN can be checked for you (using your name, date of birth and address) by calling the SQA Customer Contact Centre on 0845 279 1000. Please inform the programme co-ordinator as soon as possible once your SCN becomes known to you.
Name of your most recent training provider of SQA qualifications (eg Secondary School, College, University, S/NGB, Employer, None)
About You – Please provide as much details as possible
Current Club
Are you actively supporting or helping within a coaching environment within your club?
Do you have plans to use the qualification to assist coaching sessions within your club?
Do you have any coaching experience or triathlon experience?
Is this application part of a club/organisation development plan? If so, please provide the name of who has endorsed your application?


Triathlonscotland is strongly committed to the promotion of equality and diversity in its employment practices, and to making its services as accessible as possible. As part of our work to achieve these goals, we need to collect data on the equality profile of coaches. This will help us to identify any areas of under-representation which might indicate barriers or inequalities. In turn, this will assist us to identify actions required to make our organisation and services more equitable.

The information you provide will be handled in strictest confidence and will only be used for statistical monitoring purposes.It will not be possible to identify you from any reports produced. You are not obliged to answer these questions. However, we hope that you will understand the reasons for collecting this data, and the benefits this will have for triathlon in Scotland. Thank you for your cooperation.

Director of Equity

Triathlon Scotland

What is your gender identity? / Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were originally assigned at birth?
Female /  / Yes / 
Male /  / No / 
Other gender identity /  / Prefer not to answer / 
Prefer not to answer / 
Disability - Do you consider yourself to be disabled? Yes  No  Prefer not to answer
If ‘yes’, please indicate what type of disability you have in the boxes below.
Blindness or partial sight loss /  / Physical Disability / 
Deafness or partial hearing loss /  / Long Standing illness, disease or condition / 
Learning Disability (e.g. Down’s Syndrome) /  / Developmental Disorder (e.g. Asperger’s Syndrome) / 
Learning Difficulty (e.g. dyslexia) /  / Prefer not to disclose / 
Mental Health Condition /  / Other type of disability, please specify / 
Ethnicity – What is your ethnic group?
White / Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British
Scottish /  / Pakistani, Pakistani Scottish or Pakistani British / 
Other British /  / Indian, Indian Scottish or Indian British / 
Irish /  / Banladeshi, Bangladeshi Scottish or Bangladeshi British / 
Gypsy/traveller /  / Chinese, Chinese Scottish or Chinese British / 
Polish /  / Other, please specify……………………… / 
Other white ethnic group
Please specific…………… / 
Any mixed or multiple ethnic groups /  / Caribbean or Black
Please specify…………… / Caribbean, Caribbean Scottish or Caribbean British / 
Black, Black Scottish or Black British / 
African / Other, please specify………………………
African, African Scottish or African British / 
Other, please specify…………………….. /  / Other Ethnic Group
Arab, Arab Scottish or Arab British / 
Other, please specify
Prefer not to answer / 
Caring Responsibilities - Do you have caring responsibilities (i.e. are you the primary caregiver to a child or children, or other dependents including disabled, elderly or sick adults)?
Yes /  / NO /  / Prefer not to answer / 
Sexual Orientation – What is your sexual orientation?
Bisexual /  / Gay Man / 
Gay Woman/Lesbian /  / Heterosexual/Straight / 
Other /  / Prefer not to answer / 
Religion or Belief – How would you define your religion or belief system?
None /  / Jewish / 
Church of Scotland /  / Hindu / 
Roman Catholic /  / Another Religion, please specify / 
Other Christian, please specify /  / Another Belief System, please specify / 
Muslim /  / No religion or belief / 
Buddhist /  / Prefer not to answer / 
Sikh / 
20years or younger /  / 51 – 60 / 
21 – 30 /  / 61 years or over / 
31 – 40 /  / Prefer not to answer / 
41 – 50 / 


Triathlonscotland have funding available to support coaches financially to go through their UKCC coaching awards. The cost of a UKCC Level 1 ‘Assistant Coach’ course is £300. We are able to provide up to £150 grant funding to support the cost of the course. If successful, you will be given the grant funding following the successful completion of the course and a commitment to deliver to your local club/athletes. Applications for Grant Funding must be received prior to the course commencing.



Telephone No – DayEvening

E-mail address


Course being attended – Level Dates -

Course fee – £

There are various bodies that financially support coaches through coach education courses. Have you enquired about grant support from any other source?

If Yes, please detail who you have contacted (Both successful and unsuccessful applications)

Please detail Grant funding secured (Amount and Source).

Current coaching commitment – (Please indicate the current level of coaching involvement you have. i.e. age group, level, hours etc)

Future coaching commitment – (Please indicate your expected coaching involvement after completing the course)

How will attending the course benefit your club/athletes?

Does your club have a coach development plan in place?

If a grant is awarded I agree to complete the course and all supplementary paperwork as required, in addition to providing 25 hours of coaching in a manner agreed that is mutually acceptable to myself, the club and triathlonscotland. I understand that failure to comply with these conditions will result in all or part of the grant being repaid by myself.


Support is required from a referee within your club, preferably something with a coaching remit on the committee. Please supply details of a supporting person

Supporting reference (Club Official)


Contact Details