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After attending the Level 3 course, is there anything I need to do to achieve the coaching award?

Unlike the level 2  there is a considerable amount of off course work to complete before the level 3 qualification is achieved. The main project of this qualifcation is to coach an individual  over a period of 12 consecutive weeks,  this can take anything from six months to a year. However some candidates do take considerably longer to complete (you have three years to complete all the necessary paperwork).

Can I coach individual triathletes?

This is only possible if you are hold a level 3 qualification or level 2 diploma ( from 2018)  . The coaching remit of a Level 1 and Level 2 coach is restricted to group sessions; a group coaching session can be described as 3 or more athletes in attendance. At level 2 you are able to  give individual guidance on technique  within the club environment. The British Triathlon insurance will not cover coaching activities outside of your role at the level at which you are qualified.

Can I charge for triathlon coaching?

There is a growing number of professional coaches, most of these focus on the individual coaching side. We do not discourage coaches charging for their services, but any coach needs to work within the remit of their qualification and insurance cover.

I cannot attend all the dates on a course, can I attend the last day at another venue?

No. Candidates are required to attend all days of the course.  We cannot allow transfers to other courses,  If we were to allow this we would have to increase the costs of the courses. If any day of the course is missed you will be charged to resit this again to complete your qualification.

When I have completed my Level 1 course, can I go straight to Level 2?

This is a personal decision. In short the answer is yes, however some coaches prefer to get some experience as a Level 1 coach before progressing through the system.

When I have completed my Level 2 award can I go straight to Level 3?

No, we require all coaches to complete a log of coaching practice of 60 hrs since level 2.  We would also suggest a range of other CPD for coaches to complete to develop themselves before  applying for level 3. A full list of requirements can be found on the level 3 page.

Is accommodation included in the price of my course?

No, this is not included in the price.

Are lunch and refreshments provided?

No, candidates are required to make their own provision for food and beverages. Tea and coffee may be available on arrival at some venues. The Regional Manager will advise of catering facilities.

I feel I have enough background and qualifications to bypass Level 1, can I fast track to Level 2?

We do have a direct entry procedure for level 2 see course entry requirements.

I am sharing transport with two others from my club, do we all need to bring bikes?

Yes, if possible. All candidates are required to coach and be coached during the course. You should advise the course tutor on day 1 if there is any reason why you cannot take part e.g. injury. You will only need your bike on the respective days on the Level 1, 2, or 3 course. See the timetable when you enrol onto the course, and make arrangements accordingly.

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