Basketball Level 1 Short Course

Basketball Level 1 Short Course

This is a basic level coaching qualification and leads onto the Level 2 qualification. It’s great if you’re planning to work alongside a club coach in a school or coaching environment.

You will need to be under supervision and it is a supporting role.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time



SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston


Entry Requirements:


Maximum course numbers = 14
(A waiting list after the course is full)

Course Content

The role of the Level 1 coach is to: ‘Assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision’.

By successfully completing a Level 1 coaching qualification, as part of a UKCC endorsed coach education programme, coaches will be able to:

• prepare for the delivery of coaching activities

- taking into account participants’ needs and motives

- establish a safe working environment

• deliver prepared activities of the coaching sessions

- establish working relationships with participants and others

- prepare the participants for the coaching activities

- support participants behaviour

- deliver prepared activities

- conclude the activities

• evaluate the effectiveness of coaching activities

- review the activities

- contribute to the evaluation of participants

- continuously develop personal practice

• gain knowledge and understanding of:

- safe and ethical coaching practice

- the types and methods of communication to establish effective working relationships with participants and others

- methods to develop participants’ performance and enjoyment

- adapting coaching practice to meet participants’ needs, their abilities and stages of development

- the methods to evaluate coaching activities and reflect on personal coaching

- the basic rules of the game --  contact, movement and dribbling.

- introducing the techniques and basic skills of Footwork, Passing, Shooting, Dribbling, Offence and Defence

- Introducing the game to beginners

Learning Environment & Assessment

The coach tutors, assessors and verifiers are fully trained and accredited to deliver the best quality course and learning environment as is possible for each candidate.

Learning outcome & aims

- Enables you to work alongside a club coach
- NGB level 1 qualification
- The Basketball UKCC at Levels 1 qualification sit on the National Qualifications Framework
- The qualifications will meet the UKCC endorsed quality standard
- The qualifications have been designed to meet the needs of our coaches and vitally our players at the appropriate level
- The coach tutors, assessors and verifiers are fully trained and accredited to deliver the best quality course and learning environment as is possible for each candidate
- Supports coaches to develop ‘core’ coaching skills to support their players

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including public and private sector providers, professional teams and clubs including Wigan Warriors RLFC, Preston North End FC and Preston City Council.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

For all enquiries please contact UCLan Sports Arena:

T: 01772 761000

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400