Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton


1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton
(Assistant Coach)

“Assist more qualified coaches delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision.”

The 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (L1CCBAD) is the first step on the new BADMINTON England Coaching Pathway. The qualification focuses on both the art and the science of coaching, introducing new coaches to the “How to” skills of coaching as well as helping them to break down and coach the technical and tactical elements of the game. It will qualify the assistant coach to work alongside a more qualified coach, working with players in their early stages of development.

Who is it designed for?

The 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton is suitable for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the game and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment. Assistant coaches should be committed to their own development and should be looking to gain experience whilst working with a coach who is already qualified at Level 2 or higher.

What does the Level 1 certificate qualify me to do?

The course will qualify the successful candidate to assist a higher qualified coach working with:

• Junior beginner / junior club players

• Senior beginner / social / club players in the lower levels of local leagues.

Please note: BADMINTON England recommend that all coaches should join the Coaching Register once qualified and starting to coach, as this will provide you with necessary insurance along with many other member benefits that will help you to keep yourself up to date. For more details please click on the link or contact the Coaching Team.

What are the requirements to go on the course?

Candidates are required to:

How is the qualification delivered?

The 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton will be delivered by an accredited BADMINTON England tutor. It will be split into the following phases:

Phase 1: induction and pre-course activities

Phase 2: taught programme and on-going internal assessment (1 day)

Phase 3: mid-course study and on-going internal assessment

Phase 4: taught programme and on-going internal assessment (1 day)

Phase 5: post taught programme self directed learning

Phase 6: independent assessment (1 day)

Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “How to coach” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “What to coach” skills, both on court and in group activities. As a result you will have many opportunities to practice and receive feedback on the coaching skills that you have learnt. You will be assessed throughout the course by your course tutor who will give you plenty of opportunities to demonstrate competence in key areas. There will also be some written work throughout the course and an independent assessment at the end.

Qualification Content:

Briefly, the qualification will cover the following key areas:


£195 (to include all course support materials)