UKU Level 1

'I'd recommend the UKU Level 1 to any player, whether thinking about coaching, captaining or just deepening their understanding of the game.'

James Burbidge, Ultimate Coach

'Our pre-course discussions were collegiate and progressive; where St Mary's University could share what the trainee teachers needed from the course and discuss the relevance of learning for use in primary schools. Our ideas and needs were incorporated into the delivery of the sessions on the day and the course outcomes were achieved. This level of flexibility and personal application is often lacking from sports courses.'
Julie Pearson, HEA Senior Fellow and Senior Lecturer - Primary Physical Education, Institute of Education, St Mary's University

There are two Level 1 options:

  • UKU Level 1X for those with limited or no playing experience
  • UKU Level 1 for those with at least 6 months' playing experience

UKU Level 1X

  for those with little or no experience of Ultimate 

  UKU Level 1

  for Ultimate players, leaders or coaches

The Level 1X is a comprehensive introduction on how to teach Ultimate and introduce disc-based activities to beginners.

We mix practical and classroom time to cover all the fundamentals of playing and coaching basic Ultimate skills and application of Spirit of the Game.

Workshop Length: 6 hours.
3 hours practical
3 hours theory

Participants: age 14+

Content: Basic rules, throwing, catching, games, activities and drills, Spirit of the Game and self-officiating.

Resources: Digital resources including activity cards, SOTG scorecards, School Games information andfree login details from our partner Flik.


Price: £85 per person

Availability: This course can only be booked for groups of 8 or more. We are usually able to accommodate a date and time that suit you. Groups must provide a suitable space to host the course (a classroom and sports hall are required). 


To book a course:


Call: 0844 804 5949 (voicemail)     

This is the first step on the Coaching pathway for players who want to coach, lead or just learn more about the sport. It is suitable both for playing and non-playing coaches and leaders. Players must have at least 6 months experience of the game.

We mix classroom time with practical application to cover the fundamentals of coaching.

Workshop Length: 8 hours.
6 hours theory
2 hours practical

Participants: age 18+

Content: Focusing on fundamental coaching skills. 

Resources: First steps into coaching resources, UKU Handbook and Workbook, online resources.

Price: £85 per person

Availability: Please view the events calendar to find a course near you. We aim to run a number of Level 1 courses spread around the UK each year.


To book onto a course:

This course can be booked by individuals via the event page. If you want to book as a group please email

If your club is interested in hosting a Level 1 course, please contact us and we can look into providing a course in your area.


We announce courses on the events pages, in our newsletter and other social media platforms.



In order to add the Level 1 qualification to your Membership profile you must first add the following credentials:

- Level 1 Course completed (this should automatically be added when you complete the Level 1 course. if you completed your Level 1 before 2018 you will need to add this credential manually).

- Code of Conduct for UKU Coaches (you will need to upload your Level 1 Certificate). 

- Only then should you add the Level 1 qualification.


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