Inside Revolution: Coaching Pathway Relaunched

Tuesday 02 May 2023

Revolution is available online, as a PDF download and on the Revolution app (for both iOS and Android devices). 

The investment in Olympic sports since the late 1990s resulted in a more scientific approach to athlete development, and the 2012 and 2016 British Olympic medal count, which raised the UK to third place in the medal table, demonstrated the success of this methodology.

Motorsport largely missed out on this evolution, so to introduce and deliver this ‘new’ athlete-centric best-practice coaching formula, Motorsport UK has developed the Certificate in Coaching Motorsport (1st4Sport, Level 2) to set the standard for coaching in motorsport.

The qualification provides personalised and collaborative experiences to develop and support coach learning, using a combination of face-to-face sessions and online videos and workshops. It covers technical, tactical, physical, and mental skills, and most importantly, the underpinning coaching principles drawn from best practice within the sporting industry.

This course is ideal for anyone who is supporting and developing a driver at any stage of their career – from grassroots through to elite athletes. You might be an existing instructor or motorsport coach wanting to develop your skills, or you may be brand new to motorsport coaching. You might even be fulfilling a different supporting role in the industry such as a motorsport engineer, team manager, a parent, or even a driver coaching another driver. Whatever your motivation, this course covers everything you need to know to make your coaching more successful and more effective.

What to expect 

Designed and created in collaboration with UK Coaching and 1st4sport Qualifications, the course will require commitment from candidates to complete the following: 

  • Pre-course reading
  • Delivery over 13 weeks 
  • Two face-to-face full day workshops
  • Review nine videos
  • Attend six webinars
  • Deliver a practical Coaching Sessions
  • Complete 16 Tasks
  • A final assessment (exam)
  • Produce a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Plan

Candidates will be expected to undertake approximately 2-3 hours per week of independent work, outside of the course delivery described above. This will include pre-course reading, tasks, session planning and practical coaching. 

The practical coaching will form part of the ‘Applied Coaching block’. For this, candidates will need to complete a minimum of five coaching sessions with a participant. Ideally, these sessions will be with the same driver / co-driver, and candidate coaches will be responsible for organising a participant to coach, and the sessions will take place in addition to  the course delivery times. 

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