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Level 1 Award in Coaching Angling

This course provides learners with an introduction into the safe principles & practices of coaching safe & ethical angling activities to adults & young people. This qualification will help you to understand how to deliver aspects of coaching sessions, normally under the direct supervision of more qualified coaches.

Anglers who are successful in completing this qualification are able to apply to be registered on the Angling Cymru Licensed Coach Scheme as Assistant Coaches.

Qualification Pre-Requisites:-

a) you must be at least 16 years of age

b) you must be an experienced angler in your chosen discipline 

If you wish to apply to be registered on the Angling Cymru Coach Licence Scheme you will also need to:-

c) apply for an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Certificate

d) provide proof of attendance at a separate Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course.

Holding a valid Emergency First Aid certification is optional. 

What does the Level 1 course involve?

The Level 1 is a generic course & provides you with the knowledge & skills you need as an assistant coach who can plan, deliver & review angling activities. You will be able to work under the guidance of a Level 2 Angling Coach.

The course is run over two separate days - usually between two & four weeks apart. You need to be an experienced angler in your chosen discipline - this course is concerned with imparting coaching skills & does not teach you how to fish.

You will receive a welcome pack, a portfolio & other resources to help you through the course. The course is a mixture of pre-course work that you carry out at home before the first day, tasks & activities during the course days - usually as part of a small group, some home study, an assessment of your practical coaching skills & a written assessment paper.

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