UKU Level 2

The UKU Level 2 Coaching qualification is for Ultimate players and coaches. It is not suitable for anyone new to the sport, if you are a coach new to Ultimate please see information about the UKU Level 1 X and UKU Level 2 Transfer.

The Level 2 qualification is credit-based and can be awarded to coaches with appropriate qualifications and Coaching credits from Coaching CPD options. Coaches need to collect a total of 32 credits from a number of mandatory and optional sessions.

Once you have the appropriate credits please email coaching@ukultimate.com


Mandatory credits:

Title Credits Awarded

UKU Coaching Course (Level 2 core module)

6

Mentoring

8
First Aid 6


UKU Coaching Ultimate Course (Level 2 core module)

Workshop Length: 1 day.

Participants: Adults 18+. Participants should have a UKU Level 1 qualification or equivalent. This course if for those who have played Ultimate for at least 1 year and have some experience of coaching or leading.

Content: Focuses on developing the coaching skills and game understanding of a Level 2 Ultimate Coach.

Price: £85

This course is currently under review, please contact coaching@ukultimate.com if you'd like more information


Mentoring

Mentoring time: up to 8 hours

Participants: Must have already done the UKU Coaching Ultimate course (Level 2 core module)

Content: Discussion, review, and feedback on planning and delivery.

Price: TBD

Read more here.


First Aid

 

Workshop Length: 6 hours (1 day)

Participants: Most providers welcome young people from the age of 12. If under the age of 16, participants must attend with an adult. Please note, UKU Level 2 coaches must be 18+.

Content: Basic First Aid skills required to deal with emergency situations.

Price: Varies

Coaches may also be interested in further First Aid training on concussion or other sports injury.

 

Optional credits:

There are 12 further credits to collect from Coaching CPD options. Please note, coaches are not limited as to how many credits they can collect. To be awarded the Level 2 qualification, coaches must have gained credits from a range of options (only 3 credits from UKU Coach Forums can count towards the Level 2 qualification). Any session carrying credits should be added to your membership profile as a credential.

 

All Level 2 coaches are advised to do basic online or in-person Safeguarding training (NSPCC and UK Coaching run suitable courses). This is mandatory for any Registered Coach working with under 18s.

 

If you would like to discuss the UKU Level 2 qualification further please email coaching@ukultimate.com

Mentoring

Mentoring is an important part of coach development. Creating a structure that works for coaches and mentors is important to successful outcomes. Mentoring requires a critical relationship between mentor and mentee which is why we've developed the 'Find a Mentor' scheme.


The framework below that explains the mentoring process. Please read it over before contacting UKU about starting your mentoring journey.

UKU 'Find a Mentor' framework

Getting started

Coaches must have UKU Level 1 and either have completed the Level 2 core module, or be intending to take this course when it's next available.

The coach is responsible for finding their own mentor. Before approaching a mentor the coach should consider whether their prospective mentor fulfils the below criteria, and email coaching@ukultimate.com for confirmation of the mentor's suitability.

A mentor should:

  • have experience of sports coaching or teaching OR experience of leadership / mentoring in Ultimate or another context
  • have at least a basic understanding of the game of Ultimate
  • be interested in coach development
  • be able to offer the time required
  • be able to communicate effectively

 

After confirmation from UKU, the coach should approach the prospective mentor to ask if they would be interested in volunteering their time. At this point, UKU will share support documents with the coach and mentor to explain the mentoring prcoess. UKU may contact the mentor directly.

Planned sessions and reflections

In the first instance the coach and mentor should discuss the context in which the coach will be coaching.

The coach should complete a medium-term planning matrix and individual session plans (individual sessions plans are likely to be produced in an ongoing manner as opposed to in advance). All planning should be shared with their mentor.

Planning should:

  • Show medium-term planning for at least 8 sessions, min 1 hour in length
  • Include detailed plans for individual sessions
  • Use UKU planning sheets or a similar format
The coach should keep reflective notes focusing on planning, delivery, strengths and weaknesses that sit alongside the planning documents.
All documents should be saved digitally in a shared G Drive folder.

Risk assessments / incident reports                  

The coach should produce appropriate risk assessments and any relevant incident reports corresponding to the planned / delivered sessions.

Observations and feedback 

The mentor must observe the coach at minimum of 2 sessions and provide verbal and written feedback.

Portfolio

All paperwork produced by the coach and mentor become the coach's mentoring portfolio which is submitted to UKU once the 2 sessions have been observed.

Portfolio submission / final review

Once complete the coach will submit their finished portfolio and arrange final review call with UKU to finalise their mentoring process. UKU will also contact the mentor.