The Level 1 Award in Coaching Triathlon is the first qualification on the triathlon coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching triathlon. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of the sport.
To register your interest and for further details on course start dates, please contact us.
You should have a keen interest in coaching and an understanding of triathlon. You need to be at least 16 years old and have good communication skills.
You should be able to demonstrate a basic personal ability to perform the skills and techniques involved in the sport.
The course will cover the following elements:
You will be assessed through the completion of coaching sessions, including their planning, delivery and evaluation.
You will be supplied with course handbooks, coaching notes and materials. You are expected to have suitable kit for coaching.
The Level 1 Award in Coaching Triathlon is the first rung on the coaching ladder. Those who complete this award will be able to aid the delivery of triathlon coaching sessions to adults and children.
You may wish to progress to the following coaching courses:
Sports coach Ellie Wheeldon-Jones is planning to go to Australia to teach swimming after successfully completing a foundation degree course in sports coaching at Derby College. Ellie, who has always been sporty, would like to travel and take a break from studying before deciding whether or not to take a third-year top up degree course. Like her sister Sophie, who is now a personal trainer, and her boyfriend Mykylo, a semi-professional cricketer, Ellie initially took the BTEC sports sciences course at Derby College after leaving school following GCSEs.She then went on to take her foundation degree at Broomfield Hall and is currently working as a children's swimming coach as well as teaching tampolining to adults.
Ellie said: "One of the best things about the foundation degree course was the amount of one-to-one attention you receive. Our groups were small so the lecturers had more time to dedicate to you. It was hard work but I enjoyed it and felt very comfortable at Broomfield."
Ellie has participated in many sports including gymnastics, athletics and running during and since her schooldays. She has also swum at county level.