Level 3 Coaching Theory

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Level 3 Coaching Theory

Level 3 Coaching Theory

This course accompanies the Level 3 technical modules, which together make up the complete Level 3 Coach qualification. In order to be awarded the complete Level 3 qualification you are required to be signed off on all of the discipline specific technical modules for your chosen discipline, and the Level 3 Coaching Theory.

The Level 3 coaching theory qualification has been designed to provide you with the skills and understanding to support participants through a competition training cycle. You must be working with gymnasts that are working towards a competition/event/festival (the level/ability of the gymnasts is irrelevant for this part of the course). Throughout the course you will develop the skills to evaluate, analyse and implement a training plan using a wide range of tools. 

You will have already have completed a UKCC Level 2 qualification in your chosen discipline. You will also be intending to progress through the Level 3 technical modules.

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Who is this Aimed at:

Level 2 coaches looking to develop their understanding of planning and relevant theory (biomechanics, psychology, skill acquisition, skill development).

What To Expect:

A course designed to deliver the planning process and application of theoretical concepts through a methodological layer-by-layer approach. Learners will be given time to start and develop each section and layer during the course.

Delivery Method:

Four online virtual sessions, facilitated by a tutor. You will need a laptop or computer that has wireless capability and Microsoft Excel. Unfortunately mobile devices do not support the platform functionality and you will not be able to fully engage with the course. You require a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel e.g. ability to highlight cells, copy & paste, create cell borders, re-format cell size, format text direction etc.

Do I Need To Bring Participants:


Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

It is advisable to find a mentor to help you build, implement and evaluate your plan.

What Resources Are Included:

Portfolio and resource pack, accessed via the British Gymnastics online Academy. You will be advised how to access these resources following enrolment to the course.


£329 for British Gymnastics members (£429 for non-BG members).


By the end of the course:
You will be able to plan more effectively, using a wide range of tools.

Learner must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the course


  • Needs Analysis
  • The Annual Plan
  • Weekly Planning
  • Skill Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Implementation
  • Health, Safety and Positive Coaching

Assessment Method:

Portfolio - including completion of one meso cycle which consists typically of three months, and must include a competition/event/festival of any level (explained on-course)

Virtual call - with assessor

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified: 

You have up to two years to complete the Level 3 Coaching Theory qualification. 

When is My Assessment:

Upon completion of your portfolio you can apply for assessment through the assessment application form included in the portfolio. 

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