Great Britain: Hockey Coaching Strategy across Great Britain: Coach Education Workforce Model

Posted On 4th October 2011

The Hockey Coaching Strategy Group for Great Britain, on behalf of the home nations, is proud to announce a further step for Hockey across Great Britain by releasing its Coach Education Workforce Model. This model is a simple guide to the skills, education and training required to deliver on the coach education programme, covering coach educators (tutors), assessors and internal verifiers.

England, Wales and Scotland have been working together to develop their Coaching System across Great Britain for a number of years. The release in April of the Coach Development Model has been received positively by coaching agencies and colleagues in other National Governing Bodies.

The Coach Education Workforce Model is vital to achieve our vision for hockey in that we need a highly motivated and qualified education workforce to deliver coach education across the Home Nations


‘By 2016 Hockey across Great Britain will have a world leading coaching system, which will deliver active, skilled and appropriately qualified coaches to every stage of our player pathways’


1. Increase quality & quantity of active appropriately qualified and skilled coaches and coach educators
2. Deliver the required number of coaching hours in the player and coach pathways
3. Provide and promote the coach and coach educator pathways
4. Increase participation, retention and standards across the player and coach pathway

Benefits of the Coach Education Workforce Model

The Model has been designed as a tool for potential and existing coach education workforce personnel. It details the environment (Level 1, 2 or 3), experience, training and qualification standards required for each of the roles involved (Educator, Assessor, Verifier).  External qualification standards are continually being upgraded and with this model in place hockey will be able to respond with clarity and speed to make sure its workforce is adequately trained and qualified.

The model has been developed in partnership with the England Hockey Board, Scottish Hockey and Welsh Hockey to be used as a checklist for employment or as a supporting tool for aspiring educators, assessors and internal verifiers.  It shows the potential pathways for each role and how the workforce is supported and developed when training has been attended.

The Coach Education Workforce Model

The Coach Education Workforce Model can be seen here.


Source: England Hockey Board

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