Preschool Gymnastics Level 2

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Preschool Gymnastics Level 2

Preschool Gymnastics Level 2

We’re changing our preschool qualifications.
We are developing a new two-day continuing professional development (CPD) module available to anyone with a British Gymnastics recognised Level 1 or above coaching qualification. It will be more accessible with on-course assessment and optional online supporting materials including video and eLearning. We will of course continue to recognise the current Preschool Gymnastics qualifications so holders of these awards, those on-course or registered for a course will continue to be qualified to coach preschool sessions.

Why are we changing this?
We want to increase the number of qualified preschool gymnastics coaches to provide more opportunities for preschool children to enjoy and benefit from gymnastics. This will enable more clubs, Leisure Centres and other partners to offer preschool gymnastics. Our research has shown that embedding assessment into the course and reducing the time to qualify will widen access to the activity and encourage more people to train to offer preschool gymnastics. This is consistent with best practice in our sector which is increasingly focused on extending existing skills into early years work.

Timescales
From May 2018 we will not organise any new courses leading to the existing qualification, but those already in progress or organised will continue as planned. We are currently developing the new CPD course and will be piloting it in September 2018 with national roll-out planned to begin in November.

Want to know more?
If you have any questions about this change, please email British Gymnastics Customer Service team or call them on 0345 129 7129.

The assessment information for UKCC L2 Preschool courses that commenced on or before 1st July 2018 can be found in the relevant tabs below. The new CDP module will not have a separate assessment, as assessment will be part of the two day course.

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Who is this Aimed at:

Level 1 coaches who wish to further their knowledge and skills within gymnastics coaching, and operate independently taking responsibility of sessions.

Learners can attend the course at 17 years of age, however they will not receive the qualification and therefore will not be able to use the qualification until they turn 18 years old.

What To Expect:

An informative programme that builds on competencies learned at level 1 and develops;

  • the ability to prepare for, deliver and review a coaching session(s)
  • the understanding of responsibilities associated with running a club

Delivery Method:

Online, theory and practical delivery supported by mentored hours:

Before and throughout the course - eLearning activities

Day 1 - Classroom

Day 2 - Practical

Day 3 - Practical

Day 4 - Practical and formative assessment 

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

For most of our UKCC Level 2 courses the below participants are required:

Day 1 – none required

Days 2 and 3 – minimum of one required

Day 4 – ideally three

Practical assessment – minimum of three required

For trampoline gymnastics a minimum of three participants are required for the final assessment.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

Your mentor will be someone to help you throughout the course to develop your sport gymnastics knowledge and the delivery methods such as the ‘How to Coach’ skills.

Before you enrol onto the course you will need to find a mentor. Your mentor is required to hold a level 2 qualification, or equivalent, and have begun their level 3 qualification within the same discipline.

*For pre-school, mentors are required to be experienced level 2 coaches, as there is no level 3 qualification.

What Resources Are Included:

1st4sport logbook, a discipline specific resource pack, a cd rom and online resources.

Price:

£499 for British Gymnastic members who hold a minimum of a Gold membership at the time of enrolment onto the course (£619 for all other candidates).

Course costs include the delivery and initial assessment, any further assessments will incur additional charges.

Outcomes:

At the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Recall the course programme and when assessment takes place
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of a level 2 coach
  • Identify to whom level 2 coaches are responsible
  • Differentiate between athlete-centred and coach-centred behaviours and philosophies
  • Identify your own basic coaching philosophy
  • Define a hazard and a risk
  • Assess risks in a gymnastics context
  • Understand apparatus set up & use
  • Complete a participant profile form
  • State the benefits of planning
  • Produce a progressive, structured, and athlete-centred session plan
  • Select and use a variety of evaluation strategies
  • Recognise that people learn in different ways, so the coaching style needs to be varied to accommodate the learners
  • Explain the ways in which people may prefer to receive information
  • Identify relevant coaching styles to be used at various stages of the skill learning process
  • Link coaching skills to coaching styles
  • Review others’ coaching practice
  • Self-reflect

Learner must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the course

  • Learner must hold one of the following awards:
  • Pre-School - Assistant Coach
  • Pre-School - Coach
  • Pre-School - Level 1 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • Pre-School - UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach
  • Pre-School - UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
  • Pre-School - Class 5 Cycle 3/4

Online:

  • Coaching Philosophy – part 1 and 2
  • Coaching styles
  • Safety management
  • Planning
  • Fitness and training theory – part 1 and 2
  • Preparation for assessment

Common Core Theory: 

  • Ethical coaching responsibilities
  • Safety in coaching
  • Group organisation
  • Physical development
  • The growing and devloping gymnast
  • Fitness and training theory
  • Basic nutrition and healthy living
  • Development of talent
  • Physical training profile norms
  • Post course and preparation for assessment
  • Biomechanics level 2
  • Revision of biomechanics level 1

Sport Specific Theory:

  • Effective coaching skills including appropriate progressions according to age, stage of maturation, ability and readiness
  • Dealing with other adults in the pre-school gym

Practical Delivery: 

  • Theme work
  • Working with music
  • Warm up ideas
  • Fundamental movement and gymnastics skills
  • Use of hand apparatus, imaginative use of toys and tactile equipment
  • Use of large apparatus: floor, bench/platform, climbing, hanging and play equipment
  • Cool down ideas

Note: One practical session will be with parents and toddlers, and two sessions will be with independent children.

Assessment Method:

Practical – including planning and delivering an allocated skills matrix box.

Logbook – including both written and delivered tasks.

Typically it takes six months to become qualified. However, you have up to two years from day 1 of the course to complete if your first attempt at assessment is not successful.

When Is My Assessment:

Your assessment date has been pre-set as per the course dates. See the ‘find a course’ page for available courses and dates.

The below skills boxes contain the skills which are to be demonstrated by at least one of the participants during the learner's practical assessment. 

The learner will be required to:

  • demonstrate class control with an additional learner acting as the level 1. This will be within either the warm up or cool down.
  • plan all the skills within the allocated skills box; then deliver 3 of the skills from planned session. The assessor will allocate these skills at the beginning of the assessment.

The learner will be allocated one of the following skills boxes for their practical assessment.

Box 1- The Weather

  • 5 minute game to raise the pulse
  • 5 minutes working on mobility and flexibility
  • 5 minutes working on body preparation (floor shapes)

Group the participants and skills circuit:

Vault: Straddle on and progression for
Floor: Progressions for cartwheel
Bars: Circle up to front support
Beam: Learner's to choose from level 1 PS resource

  • 5 minute cool down

Box 2 - A Classic Childrens Fairy Tale

  • 5 minute game to raise the pulse
  • 5 minutes working on mobility and flexibility
  • 5 minutes working on body preparation (floor shapes)

Group the participants and skills circuit:

Vault: Straddle on and progressions
Floor: Progressions for cartwheel
Bars: Circle up to front support
Beam: Learner's to choose from level 1 PS resource

  • 5 minute class cool down 

Box 3 - Transport

  • 5 minute game to raise the pulse
  • 5 minutes working on mobility and flexibility
  • 5 minutes working on body preparation (floor shapes)

Group the participants and skills circuit:

Vault: Straddle on and progression 
Floor: Progressions for cartwheel
Bars: Circle up to front support
Beam: Learner's to choose from level 1 PS resource

  • 5 minute class cool down

Box 4 - Going on Holiday

  • 5 minute game to raise the pulse
  • 5 minutes working on mobility and flexibility
  • 5 minutes working on body preparation (floor shapes)

Group the participants and skills circuit:

Vault: Straddle on and progression 
Floor: Progressions for handstand
Bars: Circle up to front support
Beam: Learner's to choose from level 1 PS resource

  • 5 minute class cool down

Box 5- Going Shopping

  • minute game to raise the pulse
  • 5 minutes working on mobility and flexibility
  • 5 minutes working on body preparation (floor shapes)

Group the participants and skills circuit:

Vault: Straddle on and progression 
Floor: Progressions for handstand
Bars: Circle up to front support
Beam: Learner's to choose from level 1 PS resource

  • 5 minute class cool down

Box 6 - Going to the Park

  • 5 minute game to raise the pulse
  • 5 minutes working on mobility and flexibility
  • 5 minutes working on body preparation (floor shapes)

Group the participants and skills circuit:

Vault: Straddle on and progression 
Floor: Progressions for cartwheel
Bars: Circle up to front support
Beam: Learner's to choose from level 1 PS resource

  • 5 minute class cool down

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