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England Netball Level 3 Course

Course Overview

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Cost of Course:


Jess Thirlby in action during the Vitality Netball Nations Cup 2020 match between Vitality Roses and New Zealand Silver Ferns

Many thanks for your interest in the England Netball Level 3 course. We have now reached the closing date for applications for the 2021 Level 3 Coaching Course. For those who have attended a zoom introductory session, and have submitted an application form we will be in touch, as detailed below:

Please ensure that you have read through the entry requirements below carefully and have met them all before you complete your application formDeadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 26 March 2021. Completed applications should be sent via email to

We expect a large number of applications and all applications will be assessed by a panel. As such, please ensure that you complete every section of your application form fully to ensure you have the best chance of securing a place. You must be a current member of England Netball to apply.

Places will be offered to 18 successful applicants on the week commencing Monday 5 April 2021. Please be aware, if you are successful in being offered a place on the course, payment of £1,200.00 will be required to secure the place and must be received by England Netball by Friday 16 April 2021. We will contact you to take payment over the telephone between Monday 5 and Thursday 15 April 2021. Alternatively, you can request to make payment by invoice. We will need the full name, department (if applicable) and address of the person paying the invoice to raise an invoice request. All invoices must be settled in full by Friday 16 April 2021.

Good Luck with your application!

The England Netball Education and Training Team


Entry requirements for the Level 3 course:

The programme does require a level of experience and this is deemed as follows:

  • Applicants must have a Level 2 qualification to attend the course
  • Applicants must have been coaching and training the same team in a club/team environment with regular training sessions, and have competitive matches on a regular basis
  • Applicants must be coaching the same group of players for a full Netball season
  • Applicants must have experience of coaching a variety of players at more than one element of the performance pathway, and at a variety of age groups
  • Applicants must have attended (prior to completion of the course) a recognised Safeguarding & Protecting Children training course. Please note, we are unable to accept on-line training as evidence for the Level 3 qualification: UK-First-aid-and-Safeguarding-2021
  • Applicants must have attended (prior to completion of the course) a recognised Emergency 1st Aid at work course. Please note, we are unable to accept on-line training as evidence for the Level 3 qualification: UK-First-aid-and-Safeguarding-2021
  • Have access to a computer and the internet to be able to access the virtual course sessions and our e-portfolio assessment system.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)


The course consists of 3 days worth of virtual delivery and 3 days of face to face delivery, which normally take place over a 3 month period.

When the entire programme has been delivered and assessed in total, a minimum of 216 hours are recommended to complete the delivery, the directed coach activities and the internal and independent assessment of the qualification.

As a guide, these hours are made up of:

  • 56 hours (approx. 28%) course or training
  • 146 hours (approx. 66%) home study, mentored practice, directed activities and/or support prior to independent assessment
  • 14 hours (approx. 6%) two assessments of coaches managing and delivering a coaching programme, one of which will be independent


You will need to take a full and active part in the learning programme. You will be required to think as a coach throughout and you will be involved in micro-coaching activities, both as a coach and a player. If there is any reason why you may not be able to be actively involved, please let us know by emailing and we can work together to identify a solution.

To secure your place on a course you have to pay via our online booking and payment function. Once you have paid you can then use your booking confirmation to claim back your course fee from your employer/club.

The course will be assessed via 9 written tasks and an independent assessment which will be based in your own coaching environment.

Your certificate will be posted via our awarding body once all your written tasks have been signed off, your independent assessment has been successfully completed and the appropriate First Aid and Safeguarding certificates uploaded onto your e-portfolio. The awarding body normally takes between 10-12 weeks to send out a learner’s certificate once they have been notified by England Netball that a learner has successfully completed the course.