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Preschool Course

Preschool Course

After successful completion of this course you will be qualified to deliver preschool gymnastics for walking to school-aged children.

If you hold a UKCC Level 1 (or equivalent) in any gymnastics discipline you will be able to assist in preschool classes developing the skills on the syllabus. If you hold a UKCC Level 2 or above (or equivalent) in any gymnastics discipline you will be able to independently deliver preschool classes developing the skills on the syllabus.

On this course you will have the opportunity to understand the key developmental areas for preschool children, and the coaching strategies you can use to aid effective development in these areas.

You will also gain an understanding of how to select age-appropriate progressions, supports, communication methods and coaching behaviours to ensure preschool children develop in a safe and fun environment.

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Who is this Aimed at:

This course is for you if you hold a UKCC Level 1 or above in any gymnastics discipline.

If you do not have any experience in preschool gymnastics, this course will give you the knowledge, understanding and confidence to deliver preschool gymnastics sessions to children.

If you have an existing qualification in preschool gymnastics, or you have prior experience in delivering preschool gymnastics this course is an opportunity to get up-to-date and reinforce good practice.

Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • 1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding regarding the Social and Emotional, Physical, Language and Cognitive, Inquisitive, Creative and Educational developments that occur in preschool children from walking to school-age.
  • 2) Translate knowledge and understanding of developments in preschool children from walking to 5 years into the planning and delivery of preschool classes.
  • 3) Select and utilise age appropriate progressions to develop skills from the syllabus with preschool aged children.
  • 4) Create sessions that integrate play, creativity and fun.
  • 5) Organise and manage all aspects of a preschool session including the integration of parents and carers and the adaptation for children with disabilities.
  • 6) Apply appropriate coaching behaviours and create a safe environment for the development of preschool children.
  • What To Expect:

    This course includes:

  • eLearning: You will have access to eLearning modules that explore the key areas of development you should have knowledge and understanding in to work effectively with preschool children. Each module has been designed in conjunction with experts in preschool gymnastics to provide the key information required to be a safe and effective Preschool gymnastics coach. You are expected to ‘Demonstrate Knowledge & Understanding’ of these topics during the practical course days to pass the on-course assessment, however the completion of the eLearning modules is not compulsory. We will email you before the start of your course with details of how to access your eLearning modules.
  • Two practical days: You will work with a tutor and peers to practically explore preschool-specific coaching strategies, methods of learning and communication, coaching behaviours, and age-appropriate skill progressions and supports. You will also get the opportunity to work with preschool-aged children, observing tutor-led activities, and assisting in the planning and delivery of preschool classes
  • Fit for Practice on-course assessment: You will be assessed by the course tutor on the following:
  • - Full Attendance to practical course days.
  • - Engagement: Your tutor will be assessing your attention, motivation, interest and involvement in the course activities.
  • - Demonstration of Knowledge & Understanding: Your tutor will be assessing your knowledge and understanding of key aspect that are covered in the eLearning.
  • - Safe Coaching Practice: You will be expected to show safe selection of progressions, supports and coaching behaviours when you work with preschool children on-course.
  • You must be deemed competent in all of these areas to be deemed Fit for Practice and awarded the Preschool certificate
  • Delivery Method:

  • eLearning:
  • - Accessible prior to course
  • - Six eLearning modules
  • - Non-compulsory
  • Practical Days:
  • - Practical based activities and coaching
  • - Two days
  • - Compulsory
  • Do I Need To Bring Participants:

    No, preschool children will be provided for you to work with

    Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

    There is no requirement for a mentor to complete this course

    What Resources Are Included:

  • On-course workbook
  • eLearning modules including a module dedicated to key preschool skills with videos of progressions and supports
  • Downloadable resources on:
  • - Preschool specific skills syllabus, coaching points and progressions
  • - Key developmental areas covered in eLearning
  • - Coaching strategies such as Hand apparatus, using music, song and rhyme, and planning
  • Price:

  • £180 BG Members
  • £250 Non-members

Learner must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course

Assessment Method:

On-course Fit for Practice assessment carried out by course tutor. Tutor assesses you in key areas:

  • Full Attendance: To practical course days
  • Engagement: Your tutor will be assessing your attention, motivation, interest and involvement in the course activities.
  • Demonstration of Knowledge & Understanding: Your tutor will be assessing your knowledge and understanding of key aspect that are covered in the eLearning.
  • Safe Coaching Practice: You will be expected to show safe selection of progressions, supports and coaching behaviours when you work with preschool children on-course.
  • You must be deemed competent in each area to be Fit for Practice

    How long until I am qualified?

  • Tutors spend time with you individually at the end of Day 2 providing feedback on your Fit for Practice assessment. If you are deemed Fit for Practice you are immediately qualified to coach preschool gymnastics at either an assistant or independent delivery level depending on your existing qualification level
  • If you are not deemed Fit for Practice you are not qualified, and must resit the course and pass the assessment if you wish to be qualified as a Preschool gymnastics coach
  • When Is My Assessment?

  • On-course throughout both Practical days
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