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The Level 3 Coach Qualification is for people who want to work full time within the coaching profession. 


You must meet all the course pre-requisites and be able to attend all the course dates listed at the same venue. Have you checked your eligibility on the LTA website? If not please do so BEFORE you book onto this course. You must meet ALL the course pre-requisites BEFORE you book onto this course. 

Check your eligibility here on the LTA Website

Under no circumstance can a candidate miss parts of the course or move between venues.
Please apply at least 21 days prior to the course start dates. All places are subject to availability.

Course Fee £630

 Course Two

Thursday 28 March 2019 0800-1600
Friday 29 March 2019 0800-1600
Saturday 30 March 2019 0800-1600
Thursday 25 April 2019 0800-1600
Friday 26 April 2019 0800-1600
Saturday 27 April 2019 0800-1600
Thursday 23 May 2019 0800-1600
Friday 24 May 2019 0800-1600
Saturday 25 May 2019 0800-1600
Thursday 13 June 2019 0800-1600
Friday 14 June 2019 0800-1600
Saturday 15 June 2019 0800-1600
Sunday 7 July 2019

Plus Icon Pre-requisites
Candidates must:
  • Hold the Level 2 Coaching Assistant certificate.
  • Be LTA Registered or have a LTA processed DBS (formerly known as CRB Enhanced Disclosure) less than 12 months old.  Please note it may take up to 8 weeks for the DBS to be processed and you must be in receipt of the DBS upon booking.
  • Have (or have had) a rating of 6.1 or a Play Test Grade 1.
  • Have a current HSE approved Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.
  • Have an active interest and involvement in tennis.
Plus Icon Course Information
Course Duration
  • 4 modules of 3 days, plus 1 assessment day (the structure may vary depending on provider)
  • 9 hours coaching experience between each module
You must be able to attend all the course dates listed above at the same venue. 

Under no circumstance can a candidate miss parts of the course or move between venues.

There are some pre-course tasks to complete, these will be explained in an email before the course start date.

The main objectives are to train candidates how to:

  • Coach beginners and improvers in groups and individuals.
  • Organise relevant competitions for beginners and improvers.
  • Understand the basics of business management.
On successful completion of the Coach Qualification candidates should be able to:
  • Motivate and inspire people to play tennis.
  • Organise relevant competitions.
  • Understand the competitive structure in the UK.
  • Effectively use the coaching process and its integral parts to improve player performance.
  • Work on their own with beginners and improvers in groups and individuals.
  • Manage the work of Level 1 and 2 Coaching Assistants.
Course Venue
  • Carnegie Sports Centre, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QQ
Course structure

The course is 12 days in total, delivered in four 3-day modules.  The breaks between modules will be 4-6 weeks to allow coaches time to undertake 27 hours of coaching experience.  During the course candidates will need to work with an LTA Licensed Coach as their mentor.  This will involve the mentor helping the candidate to improve their coaching skills through work on the action plan provided by the course tutor.  The mentor needs to have agreed to work with the candidate before the course begins.

Module One: Days 1, 2 & 3

Introduction to the Coach Qualification includes game situations, tactical intentions, the coaching process and the tools to use to improve players performance, lesson structure, communication and organisation.  4-6 week break for a minimum of 9 hours coaching experience with an LTA licensed coach.  Work on 1st4sport Level 3 portfolio.

Module Two: Days 4, 5 & 6 

Mini-Tennis red, orange and green guidelines, goal setting, principles of practice, skill acquisition, lesson structure.  4-6 week break for a minimum of 9 hours coaching experience with an LTA licensed coach. Work on 1st4sport Level 3 portfolio. 

Module Three: Days 7, 8 & 9

Lesson structure and coaching process for specific players, physical development, formative assessment, competition.  4-6 week break for a minimum of 9 hours coaching experience with an LTA licensed coach. Completion of Level 3 portfolio.

Module Four: Days 10, 11 & 12

Behaviour management, working with players with a disability, running a business, Level 3 final sign off.  

Summative Assessment:

Day 13 The course is assessed in two areas: 

1. On court practical coaching assessment of group and individual lessons
2. Portfolio of evidence to be completed by Day 12

Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course and pass all elements of the assessment criteria to be successful.

As part of the Coach Qualification you will spend one day covering The Disability Awareness Course which covers the key information and skills required to be a coach who can deliver tennis sessions to all.

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