23 May Level 1 Coaching Course Information 2019 – 2020
Level 1 Coaching Course Information 2019 – 2020
Tennis Ireland plan to run a level 1 coaching course from October 2019 – June 2020 at the National Tennis Centre in DCU
The dates the course will run are as follows;
October 6th, 13th, 20th
November 3rd, 10th, 17th
January 12th, 19th, 26th
February 2nd, 9th, 16th
March 22nd, 29th,
April 5th, 19th, 26th
May 10th, 17th, 24th
All applicants must fill in the Level 1 Application Form to register your interest for the course.
In addition, all applicants must go through a Vetting process to be accepted onto the course.
The level one is divided into three modules:
Module 1 – Red Court – 30 contact hours and additional online learning
(Tennis Assistant One)
Module 2 – Orange/Green Court – 30 contact hours and additional online learning
(Tennis Assistant Two)
Module 3 – Orange/Green/Full Court – 40 contact hours and additional online learning
(Level One Coach)
The three modules cover the Active Start, the Fundamental & part of the Learning to Play & Practice Phases of the Tennis Ireland Long -Term Player Development Pathway and the Tennis Ireland Play and Stay Programme. (Children 0-12 years of age and beginner teenagers and adults from ITN 8 – 10)
The course will be delivered through a combination of 100 contact hours with a Tennis Ireland Tutor, a series of online learning tasks and 30 Internship hours with a Tennis Ireland qualified coach Logged in a Logbook provided by the course organizers.
The assessment process:
During the 3 Modules, there will be a series of online tests associated with the online learning component and participants will need to score 90% in each test to complete the task.
There will be three practical assessments, a feeding/demonstration test and five online quizzes. Continuous assessment is conducted by the course Tutor and submitted to the assessor at the end of each Module.
In Module 1, Participants must pass the practical exam and the related online quizzes to advance to Module 2.
In addition, by the end of the full Level 1 Programme, all participants must complete a logbook of thirty logged hours with a Tennis Ireland certified coach. (Ten Red Court, Ten Orange Court & Ten Green Court). We strongly recommend that participants complete the ten red court hours before they advance to Module 2. Participants also need to complete a reflective journal related to the on line video presentations.
In Module 2, Participants must pass the practical exam and the related online quizzes to be certified at Module 2 but in order to advance to Module 3 they must also pass a feeding/demonstration assessment. In addition, by the end of the full Level 1 Programme, all participants must complete a logbook of thirty logged hours with a Tennis Ireland certified coach. (Ten Red Court, Ten Orange Court & Ten Green Court). We strongly recommend that participants complete the ten Orange/Green court hours with the appropriate pupils before they advance to Module 3. Participants also need to complete the reflective journals related to the on line video presentations in each Module.
NOTE: The course tutor may grant exemptions from the feeding/demonstration test to certain candidates, who will not have to take this element of the assessment process, based on their abilities as assessed by the tutor during Module 1.
In Module 3, candidates must pass the practical assessment, the related online quizzes and submit a satisfactory logbook covering the full 30 hours on court experience with players of the relevant age and standard. NB. The full completed Logbook should be submitted one week before the Module 3 Practical assessments are due to commence. Failure to do so will result in delay of the overall results.
Participants will also need to have completed the reflective journals related to the on line video presentations.
In addition, the Child Protection Awareness Training, the vetting process, the First Aid and Defibrillator training must be completed before a participant can be awarded a Level 1 coaching qualification.
First Aid and Defibrillator training needs to be completed with a recognised provider from the list provided by Tennis Ireland.
Participants who fail at their first attempt at each module will be given an opportunity to repeat once. Participants who fail on their second attempt can reapply for the following year but must either repeat the full contact time on the Module or sign up to the Mentoring Programme. (See Mentoring Programme, below)
The written tests are taken online. The pass mark is 90% and a candidate has 10 attempts at achieving the required score.
A candidate who requires special arrangements to be put in place for the written tests (e.g. dyslexic candidate) should inform the office of these requirements in writing well in advance of the course commencement date so that we can ensure every effort is made to facilitate him or her.
There is Continuous Assessment through out the course which is provided to the Course Assessor before the end of each Module.
Cost per Module:
Module 1 – €400 Module 2 – €600 Module 3 – €600
Cost to repeat a Module:
Module 1 practical repeat – €100. Module 2 practical repeat – €100. Module 3 practical repeat – €100. Playing Test repeat only – €30
The courses are delivered on a Sunday from 12.30pm – 6pm at the National Tennis Centre in DCU.
Participants completing Module 1 will be eligible to work as a Tennis Assistant One under the direction of a Tennis Ireland certified Coach.
Participants completing Module 2 will be eligible to work as a Tennis Assistant Two under the direction of a Tennis Ireland certified Coach.
Participants completing Module 3 will be eligible to work alone in a club as a Level 1 Coach.
To find out more details on the course and the costs involved please contact Ciaran Flynn at 01-8844010 or Ciaran.firstname.lastname@example.org