Who is This For?

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The Advanced Coach Programme is for any active coaches who are genuinely keen to advance their coaching for the benefit of their players and the sport.
Coaches must be committed to personal development, open to feedback, excited about learning and interested in applying the GB Coaching philosophy in their sessions. 

The Advanced Coach Programme not only replaces the previous UKCC Level 3 but also goes beyond the bounds of the previous qualification. As such, you must have at least a Level 2, Sessional or Coach qualification to be eligible to participate. 

The blended nature of this Programme means that this is also suitable for coaches who have completed or are completing the previous UKCC Level 3. 

Whilst there will be an emphasis on talent development, because of the modular format of the programme, coaches do not have to be working with players at any set level or in any particular environment. 

By joining the programme, coaches will be agreeing to attend and engage in all of the compulsory central days (three per cycle) and also to complete the four core workshops which will be delivered on a regional basis. 

We are looking for coaches who are not only motivated to progress themselves, but also prepared to give something back to the sport and to support other coaches during and after the programme. This will ensure that each cohort will leave a legacy in their local hockey community. 

How do I apply?
Applications for the 2018 are now open! Click here to download the form.
Please note - your application will need to be accompanied by a short video no longer than one minute in length, explaining why you want to be part of the Advanced Coach Programme. 

Applications without a video will not be accepted. You will also need to provide the names of two people who know you in a hockey context and are willing to provide references.

The application deadline for the 2018 cohort is Monday 16th April 2018. 

Successful candidates will be informed by 7th May 2018.

Full payment of £1400 will need to be received by England Hockey by 1 June 2018.

The first workshop session will take place on Tuesday 24 July 2018 at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

For any other questions please email ACP@EnglandHockey.co.uk.