The role of the Level 1 coach is a basic to intermediate level of delivering aspects of coaching sessions. A level 1 certificate can also give the participant a good foundation knowledge in a subject such as competition organisation or the code of points code.
The role of the Level 2 coach is to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions. The technical pole knowledge required is around intermediate to advance level, and this coach will be able to plan a short series of linked lessons.
The role of the Level 3 coach is to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes This coach has a technical knowledge at around elite level. This coach could also “mentor” Level 2 coaches who needed support.
Level 4 coaches will be visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills, behaviours and the highest professional and ethical standards. They will advance their own and others’ development; lead cutting-edge programmes, or a specialist part of a programme; and make a positive impact on sport performance and behaviour.