Kendal Triathlon Club are keen to support the development of Triathlon coaches. Within the sport there is a clear coaching pathway with individuals completing three levels of coaching. If you are interested in becoming a coach with Kendal Triathlon Club have a read below about the BTF Coaching Pathway and what we offer as a club.
- Safety in coaching triathlon activities.
- Preparing sessions for delivery.
- Develop key coaching and technical skills.
Participants will have access to an online resource, Learning Hub, with the technical components of the sport across swim, cycle, run and transitions.
- 3-day course.
- A blend of practical delivery, e-learning and group discussion and a short assessment.
- Home study learning and assessment tasks via Learning Hub.
- Qualified Coaches can prepare, deliver (independently) and review safe and effective sessions in a range of controlled environments.
This course is accessible to learners who hold a Level 1 triathlon coaching qualification or who have experience of coaching and meet the direct entry requirements.
- Understanding and analysing athletes.
- Planning a series of sessions.
- Working with a range of ages, abilities and aspirations.
- Coaching safety including open water swimming
- 5 days course.
- The initial 4 days will focus on practical delivery.
- The final day will include assessment, personal review and action planning with your course tutor.
- 40-60 hours of home study work (e-learning and assessment).
Qualified Level 2 Coaches can plan, lead and evaluate coaching sessions and blocks of progressive sessions. They can work in a wider range of environments including coaching in Open Water.
Level 3 focuses on coach and athlete development, supporting individuals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The ethos for the course is that it is coach-centred, with a strong emphasis on challenging existing knowledge and developing further understanding through a culture of collaboration and shared experience. The coaches take full responsibility for their personal development, whilst receiving full support and guidance from a carefully selected team of the world-leading coach developers and mentors.
The Level 3 will help support a Coaches pathway whilst working in their chosen domain, examples of this include, but are not limited to:
- 1:1 coaching; Squad/ Group environments
- Head Coaches; with an interest in any of the following domains – Age-Group, child, talent development, performance or paratriathlon.
The level 3 HPCP is open to level 2 qualified coaches that meet the set criteria and wish to take that next step to develop their learning, empower their athletes whilst challenging and creating a programme that aims to motivate, inspire and educate.
A professional coach is self-employed and paid by the Club for the sessions that they cover. They will have completed the Self – Employment Status form (see attached)
They will be responsible for the following:
- Paying for coaching training
- Payment of DBS checks £54 (+£10 if not BTF member)
- Any tax or accountancy fees incurred by the work
- Club coach kit
- Sign contract of employment and Self Employment Statement
A volunteer coach will not be paid by the Club and offer their time free. In this case the Club will cover the cost of the following:
- Coach training Level 1 & Level 2*
- DBS checks
- BTF Membership
- Club coach kit (Hoody and T Shirt)
* We will work with individuals to agree the amount of time commitment/sessions that we expect coaches to fulfil for the Club to agree to pay for the coaching training.
Below are some general guidelines. If you are interested in pursuing a coaching qualification, please contact one of the current coaches or any of the Club committee and we can look at your specific circumstances.
|Coaching Level||Time Commitment Prior to training||Time commitment on Completion of training||Payment process|
Cost of Training £340
|3 – 5 hours supporting coached sessions
5 – 10 hours Work on the committee or other club projects
|20 hours coaching with the club||Individual coach pays course fee on successful completion of the assessment the club reimburses the full amount|
Cost of Training £540
|20 hours coaching (if the coach has done level 1 with the club then their 20 hours count for this)
If they are new to the club then 5 – 10 hours coaching with the club
|30 hours coaching with the club||Individual coach pays for the course and on completion of the assessment the club pays half the fee and after 15 hours coaching the club pays the other half|
|Level 3||Due to the nature of the course and qualification any agreements to this level are on an individual basis|