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 2017 cohort are open. 

Click HERE to download the application form. 

This application must be accompanied by a short video. 

Please send us a 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.

The application deadline for the 2017 cohort is 24th March 2017 at 5pm

Successful candidates will be informed by 10th April 2017 at 5pm

Full payment of £1400 to be received by England Hockey by 25th May 2017

The first workshop session will take place on Sunday 25th June 2017 at Lee Valley


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