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    Inspirational People Make a Difference

    We have all had inspirational people in our lives, whether it was our parents, siblings, or perhaps a teacher from school. Someone who understood you, knew how to motivate and support you, perhaps towards a goal they helped you identify.

    To be able to replicate that same effect for everyone, every time would be an...

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    Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 13:00 by cblain with comment(s)

    #UKCoachingSummit2017 - Live Blog

    Read the news story: Key message from UK Coaching Summit in Northern Ireland - coaching is people inspiring people

    And access all event photography....

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    Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:24 by jwright with comment(s)

    Guest Blog: Building London's sporting workforce of the future

    About the author: Dean Nevill is a Specialist Advisor – Workforce for London Sport. Here he discusses the importance identifying the characteristics that would most likely turn an in-active Londoner into an active one. Alongside the development and support of a more diverse and representative London coaching, volunteering and wider ‘frontline’ workforce.


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    Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 17:49 by with comment(s)

    What do the new Units mean for sports qualifications?

    By sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor Anne Baker

    Coach Education qualifications and training are undergoing the biggest change since the start of the UKCC over ten years ago.

    Ten years on, with the recognition that qualifications are a starting point on a coach’s journey, governing bodies of sport are considering the development of the coach from...

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    Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 - 21:06 by jhook with comment(s)

    UKCC: What does it mean to you as a coach?

    By Julie Mackintosh: sports coach UK Coach Education Advisor

    Why did UKCC come about?
    The UKCC came about after the Coaching Taskforce in 2002 recommended implementing a National Coaching Certificate, which would be set  against national standards.

    At the time there were no standard levels across coaching qualifications, so a Level 2 in one sport could...

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    Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:48 by cpearce with comment(s)

    Angling Celebrate UKCC L1 Presentation of Certificate

    Celebrations for Angling gaining UKCC Endorsement

    By Rachel Hooper

    The Angling Development Board was delighted to be presented with their UKCC certificate of endorsement for their level one coaching qualification at their headquarters in Nottingham. Coach Education Advisor Rachel Hooper made the presentation at the recent board meeting and spoke of how the sport...

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    Posted Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 13:40 by jwoodward with comment(s)

    British Wrestling Association: UKCC endorsement challenges and benefits

    The British Wrestling Association (BWA) give advice on challenges they faced in securing UKCC endorsement of their level-1 coach-education offering and the benefits endorsement has brought.

    As we set out on our journey to UKCC endorsement of our level-1 coach-education offering we identified a number of challenges.

     We noted time and resources would be...

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    Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 14:54 by cpearce with comment(s)

    UKCC Endorsement: British Water Ski and Wakeboard’s Story

    BWSW Performance Director John Wood tells us about the benefits of UKCC endorsement and the challenges they faced in achieving endorsement of their level-2 coach-education offering. He also gives some tips for sports thinking of going for UKCC endorsement.

    We took the opportunity to go for UKCC endorsement when we decided to re-launch our coaching framework. The...

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    Posted Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 09:51 by cpearce with comment(s)

    What is The UKCC?

    Written by Steve McQuaid, Head of Coach Education & Development

    The UKCC is a development framework that supports the:

    • development of governing body of sport coach-education programmes
    • endorsement of governing body of sport coach-education programmes
    • continuous improvement of governing body sport coach-education programmes...
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    Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:38 by smilner with comment(s)

    Steve McQuaid talks about SQS

    Steve McQuaid, Head of Coach Education and Development at sports coach UK, is a passionate advocate of the SQS.



    He turns what can seem a very complex subject, with numerous background documents, acronyms of sporting bodies, awarding bodies and funding agencies into a...

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    Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:41 by scollings with comment(s)

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