UKCC L1 Coach Bursary Available

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Table Tennis England and Kent Sport are working in partnership to help individuals from Kent to achieve a UKCC Level 1 Coaching Award. These new coaches will help to continue the growth of the sport in the county. Please note that this offer is also open to interested individuals in South East London.

Table Tennis England has been working in East Kent for the last 9 months with the aim of increasing participation in the sport. New beginner sessions have been funded, opening up the sport for over 50’s, disabled people, and anyone interested in playing.

To ensure that these sessions continue and the tables are used for the long term, coaches are needed to lead sessions, coach basic skills and add structure to people’s time on the tables.

Is this for me?

You need to be at least 16 years of age to be eligible. You don’t need to be a great player to take the course, but some experience of playing is recommended. You might already take the lead in organising a table tennis session, or simply play and want to learn more about the sport. Whatever your reason, if you love table tennis, then this opportunity is for you.

What is required of me?

After completion of the UKCC Level 1 Course you can continue leading the sessions you already take part in, or create and lead sessions wherever you play table tennis. We are requesting that you commit to volunteer at 10 weeks of table tennis sessions over the 12 months following the course.

 

Summary

  • Table Tennis England will fund 100% of the cost of a UKCC Level One course to be held in Kent starting from 30th April 2017.
  • Kent Sport will offer a free place on both a Safeguarding Course and First Aid course (if you live in Kent)
  • You, or your sponsor organisation, will be required to fund the costs of the courses up front with the amount paid to be reimbursed upon completion of the criteria set out in the application form.
  • The cost of the UKCC L1 course is £190. It will be held at Chestfield Warriors Table Tennis Club, Unit 33a Joseph Wilson Ind, Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3PS on three weekends commencing on 30th April 2017.
  • The Safeguarding and First Aid courses are run several times per year at different locations and you are responsible for booking your place on the course.

To apply, please click here to download the application form.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2017.

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