New to Triathlon Coaching

Course Release 2022-2023

Coaching courses will be released in June and can be booked via your membership account. There will also be more in planning, and these will be released throughout 2022. You can find a course through each of the qualification pages.

How will the courses be delivered?

For level 1 & 2- the classroom elements will be delivered online via zoom, and the practical coaching elements will be delivered face to face. 

Can I pre-book a place?

Regional managers have the discretion to reserve places, but this is usually only done for specific situations, e.g., for a specific project or to support a club that may have lost its coach.

I can’t do all the course elements as listed.

Attending the full course including all webinars and practical sessions are essential. If an exceptional circumstance, we can allow some webinars to be recorded and watched or a webinar on another course can be attended, however we expect all candidates to attend the rest of the webinars in person.

Will you return to normal classroom delivery?

The blended style will remain until March 2023, but we do understand that some prefer face to face. We will be re-designing our courses as part of Project 21 ready for September 2023.

Becoming a Coach?

People become coaches for a variety of reasons, perhaps a parent wanting to help out with their child’s club, or an experienced age-group athlete wanting to give something back to the sport they enjoy. 

Whatever the reason, it can be a rich and rewarding role helping others develop and achieve their personal triathlon challenges. The role of the coach is vital to the success of all participants at every level.

Levels of coaching vary and can be very informal at the entry level and in clubs. At the other end of the spectrum highly qualified coaches work with high performing athletes.

We can offer a range of qualifications and continuing professional development opportunities to suit any aspiring coach. 

Where to Start

If you don’t have any experience of coaching, a good starting point would be to shadow a coach at your local triathlon club, they will appreciate the help and you will get a feeling of what coaching actually is. Try and support a variety of people, working with young people can bring a set of different challenges, but also be one of the most rewarding groups to work with.

When ready, have a look at our qualifications and courses to find out the best route for getting started on your triathlon coaching journey.

Safeguarding requirements

All coaches must now undertake safeguarding training, from January 2022. Without this you will not have valid coaching insurance and if your course completes after this date this will delay your completion if not in place. Courses are all available on line you can find all details here.

Level 1 Triathlon Coach 

Accessible to all learners, an understanding of triathlon is useful but not essential.

Course Content Includes:

  • Safety in coaching triathlon activities. 
  • Preparing sessions for delivery.
  • Develop key coaching and technical skills.

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Level 2 Triathlon Coach  

This course is accessible to learners who hold a Level 1 triathlon coaching qualification or who have experience of coaching and meet the direct entry requirements.

Course Content Includes:

  • Understanding and analysing athletes.
  • Planning a series of sessions.
  • Working with  a range of ages, abilities and aspirations.
  • Coaching safety including open water swimming.

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