STAGING Club Coach (Level 2) - British Rowing

Club Coach (Level 2)

Are you looking to become a rowing coach, to develop rowers and provide a rewarding experience of the sport?


Currently, assessments are being carried out remotely. If you have already attended a course, and are preparing for your assessment, please watch this webinar recording on remote assessment preparation.

Why you should do a Level 2...

As a UKCC Level 2 Club Coach Certificate holder you will be qualified to prepare, deliver and review a series of linked and progressive coaching sessions.

Note:  You can choose to attend at course aimed at Sliding Seat Rowing or Fixed Seat Rowing.  Check the booking details to ensure you have booked onto the correct course.

Who can attend?

Anyone over 18 years of age inspired to develop their coaching skills. Some courses are also open to 16-17 year olds; this will be outlined in the details of each course.

In addition to this you must be or become a British Rowing registered member. Non-members can apply online for instant registration.

Please note: The Instructor’s Award (IA) is still a valid coaching qualification. IA coaches wishing to update and develop their coaching knowledge and skills are welcome to attend this course.

Quick Facts

How much will it cost?


How long is the award?

36 hours of face-to-face tutoring and a final assessment, that normally takes place 4-6 weeks later.

How is the course structured?

The following content is covered:

  • Coaching principles
  • Safety
  • Session planning
  • Skill development
  • Technique development
  • Equipment and set up
  • Warm up and cool down

The course is underpinned by coaching behaviours and communication.

Club Coach includes both theory and practical learning, with a focus on delivering skills based sessions.

After completing the 4 days face-to-face learning you are:

  • Required to keep a coaching diary for six linked and progressive water based coaching sessions.
  • Be observed coaching a water based session in your normal environment by an Independent Assessor (3 hour time allocation).

This typically takes place 4-6 weeks after the course.

How do I apply?

Step 1

Complete the three online courses, available on RowHow:

Don’t forget to upload your certificates to your BR profile, and print off a copy.

Step 2

Register on a Level 2 Club Coach course. Check the calendar to find one near you.

Step 3
  • Complete your practical Emergency Aid training. (A minimum 3 hour training course)

Please note: 3rd party providers such as Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance are accepted.  First Aid training must include practical CPR.

Please note: Only UKCoaching and Ann Craft Trust workshops are accepted.

Don’t forget to upload these certificates, and keep the paper copies.



Course materials are available on RowHow.

You will be provided with a Learner portfolio that contains all the information and templates that you will need, as well as:

  • Level 2 Technical Handbook
  • Communication in Coaching manual
  • Code of practice for sports coaches (UK Coaching)

What about Accredited Prior Learning (APL)?

View the APL policy here.

Where can I find funding?

You may be able to secure funding through UK Coaching or your Regional Rowing Council.

Upcoming Courses

Further courses can be found by searching on the Courses Calendar.

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