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Assistant Coach Qualification: Your Questions Answered

Places on our first cohort for the new Assistant Coach qualification are now full. You can still apply for our second cohort, who will begin their course in September 2024.

Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the qualification - if you've got a question not answered here, get in touch with us at

Frequently Asked Questions:

How old must I be to apply?

You must be minimum 16 years old at the point of beginning the qualification. For Cohort 2 (currently open for applications) this will means applicants must be 16 by 1st September 2024.

How do I apply?

How long will it take me to complete the Assistant Coach qualification?

What is included in the cost?

What does the Competency Test involve?

What if my rink doesn't do Skate UK, or runs an older version of Skate UK?

What are 'cohorts' and why are they capped at a limited number?

What are the plans for future cohorts?

I'm a qualified BIS Level 1 coach - can I upgrade to the Assistant Coach qualification?

I'm currently working towards my BIS Level 1 qualification - can I change to the Assistant Coach qualification?


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