UKCC Level 1

Course Outline

Description: This is the first level of basketballscotland’s formal coaching qualification pathway. It is a fun and interactive course designed for those who wish to commit to coaching basketball.

Pre-requisites: Candidates must be 16 years old or above on Day 1 of the course and have previous experience of playing basketball or be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of playing basketball

Delivery: Course lasts 2 full days (9am – 5pm) or 4 evenings.  The course is a mixture of both theory and practical.

Cost: £102 subsidy price. £170 full price.  Coaches will be asked to pay the subsidised price at the time of booking, however will be liable for the remainder if the subsidy is declined.

basketballscotland will apply for subsidy on your behalf and will pass your details to sportscotland for consideration.


What to expect? 

Candidates attending this course will be expected to take part in a number of basketball drills and games.  Anyone unable to take part should advise basketballscotland or their tutor at the beginning of the course.

What is covered?

It is designed to teach candidates how to develop an understanding of:

  • generic coaching skills
  • basketball-specific coaching skills
  • coach and performer/player development
  • health and safety
  • working with parents
  • basic rules/laws of basketballs

What are the Outcomes? 

Upon completion of the course successful candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to safely organise and supervise basketball activities, including group coaching and using pre-planned coaching session cards
  • Promote and establish working relationships and high standards of behaviour with players, coaches, parents and officials in the overall development of basketball
  • demonstrate an ability to identify and adapt basketball activities and sessions for a variety of different age groups
  • Demonstrate an awareness of further personal development opportunities in basketball


A number of written tasks should be completed on OneFile throughout the course.  Then practical assessments will take place on the final day of the course based on a session plan.  There will be an external assessor present to discuss your session and provide feedback to help you create a coaching action plan.

Both sections must be completed to pass the course.  Your results will then be sent to SQA and your certificate will be processed.


Candidates will be provided with access to OneFile before the first day of the course.  A resource manual and many other useful documents are held on this site for you to refer to both during and after the course.