UKCC Level 3 Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age:


Cost of Course:


How to apply:

You must complete the UKCC Level 3 course application form and send it to

Deadline for the current application window is 5:00pm on Friday 27th March 2020.

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Be qualified in netball coaching, to the highest level currently available across the UK, with our UKCC Level 3 course.

Applications are now open for our next course, see below for more details.

Who is the course for?

The UKCC Level 3 course is designed for anyone working with a squad of players over a full season (a season is usually known as Sept/October to March/April the following year).

Applicants must:

  • Have a UKCC Level 2 qualification to attend the course
  • 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
  • Be coaching the same group of players for a full netball season
  • Have experience of coaching a variety of players at more than one element of the performance pathway, and at a variety of age groups
  • Have attended (prior to completion of the course) a recognised Safeguarding & Protecting Children training course. Please note, we are unable to accept online training as evidence for the UKCC Level 3 qualification
  • Have attended (prior to completion of the course) a recognised Emergency 1st Aid at work course. Please note, we are unable to accept online training as evidence for the UKCC Level 3 qualification
  • Be IT literate, and have access to the web as the portfolio for this course is completed on-line
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)


What will I need to do?

The programme is an intensive course that requires your full commitment over a sustained period of time.

It’s ran over three weekends, with a series of home tasks for completion. Upon completing the tasks, an independent coaching assessment will be undertaken. Coaches are required to be coaching in a club or with a team, leading regular training sessions and coaching the same squad through a competitive cycle.


Course dates:
  • July 18/19 2020
  • September 12/13 2020
  • November 7/8 2020



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How do I apply?

You must complete the UKCC Level 3 course application form and send it to

Deadline for application is 5:00pm on Friday 27th March 2020.

Please ensure that you have read through the entry requirements above carefully and have met them all before you complete your application form. Please note that applicants must attend one of the following Level 3 introduction webinars as part of the application process:

Tuesday 11th February 2020, 7 – 8pm

Wednesday 26th February 2020, 7 – 8pm

Thursday 19th March 2020, 7 – 8pm

There are 20 spaces available on each webinar which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please click on the following link to book on to your choice of webinar: Once you have done this then please email us on and let us know which date you have selected.

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 20 successful applicants on the week commencing Monday 6th April 2020. Please be aware, if you are successful in being offered a place on the course, payment of £1,350.00 will be required to secure the place and must be received by England Netball, by Friday 19th April 2020.


The level 3 qualification will take a minimum of 15 months and a maximum of three years will be allowed for you to complete the qualification.

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 and we can work together to identify a solution.

This will not be possible because candidates are requested to participant in the whole day ‘as players’ for everyone to take their assessment. If you have any concerns or questions about this please contact us at

England Netball are able to invoice an organisation on receipt of a Purchase Order.

Your certificate will be posted once all your paperwork (theory and practical) has been signed off. This normally takes between 10-12 weeks.