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Course description

This is the standard level of coaching qualification for all club coaches at local level. The award gives a general overview of all aspects of basketball, and a basic introduction to sports coaching. Learners can expect to cover the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the coach
  • The coaching process (plan, do, review)
  • Individual fundamentals
  • Team fundamentals
  • Developing team play
  • Sports science
  • Moments of the Game (Attack and Defence)

Who is the course for?

This course is specifically for individuals who have experience of coaching and are operating in a club environment.

Progression opportunities

Successful achievement of this course allows learners to coach independently. This can lead to paid or voluntary roles in the club environment. It can also lead to further learning or training in the area of coaching basketball and/or other related areas.

Learner eligibility

Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be appropriately identified
  • Hold a level 1 basketball coach award*
  • Have experience of playing basketball at local / regional / national or international level
  • Be able to evidence delivering basketball coaching sessions over the past twelve months
  • Have access to a minimum of a level 2 basketball coach in their club environment.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Have access to a laptop/tablet, good Wi-Fi and microphone to participate in virtual classroom sessions. Any special learning requirements must be made clear at the registration process

**If learners do not hold a Basketball England level 1 award but meet the remaining eligibility criteria identified above, they can be accepted onto the course. A witness statement must be obtained by a coach in their club to confirm their experience of delivering basketball coaching sessions over the past 12 months. Details of this should submitted upon registration of the learner details. For questions, please email

What is the format / duration of the course?

The course is delivered through a blended learning approach. This consists of:

  • E-learning via the Basketball England e-platform
  • 5 virtual classroom sessions:
    • Session 1: The Principles of Great Coaching Delivery (1.5 hours)
    • Session 2 and 3: The Coaching Process (2 hours each)
    • Sessions 4-5: Moments of the Game (2 hours each)
  • 2 x face to face tutored sessions at a regional venue, facilitated by a Basketball England tutor
  • Completion of 4 linked and progressive coaching sessions in a club environment (supported by a mentor)
  • Evaluate their performance for each session using the coaching session evaluation document
  • Produce evidence of a risk assessment for their sessions, using the session risk assessment document
  • Practical assessment (in your club environment by an approved Basketball England assessor). Assessor expenses will be covered up to a 50 mile round trip.

All pre-course information and e-learning access is provided during the week prior to the course start date.


To achieve the Basketball England level 2 award, learners are required to attend all virtual classroom sessions along with the practical day and have assessed evidence of:

  • Completing written and online tasks 
  • Completing an online test associated with the content covered on course
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating a minimum of 4 linked and progressive coaching sessions away from the course (each session lasting a minimum of 45 minutes in duration)
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating a 45 minute coaching session in the club environment, observed by a Basketball England assessor

Progression opportunities

This course can lead to further learning or training in the area of coaching basketball and/or other related areas. Learners may wish to consider the 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Basketball.

Registration of interest

We use the register of interest to determine demand for this course and support the organisation of future courses.  If there is not a course currently available that suits your availability, please register your interest to be contacted as soon as new course dates are available.

The registration of interest process is free. Your payment details are not required. You will be asked to complete your 'booking' details but this will simply be to register your interest and not book onto a course.

Basketball England Member Discount

If you’re a Basketball England Licenced Member, you will have access to a permanent discount code for 10% off courses as part of your member benefits package. Simply add your discount code when entering your booking details. You can access your discount code by logging into the Basketball England Membership Portal and going to the benefits section. If you can’t find this or are still unsure, please contact

If you’re a Basketball England Free Member, you may have received a special offer with a discount code for 10% off courses for a limited time only. Simply add your discount code when entering your booking details. These are issued in the Member Newsletters.

If you’re not a Basketball England Member, you can purchase a licence now to access your 10% off discount code or sign up for FREE and keep an eye out for special offers on courses. Course discounts are just one of the benefits members receive, so click here to join Basketball England today.

Course Fees

The cost of the course is £295 per person for Basketball England Licenced Members, or £325 per person for non-members.

Payment plans are available to support individuals to pay for this course.  If you decide to go ahead with a payment plan, please pay 50% of the course fee below to secure your place and we will then contact you to arrange the next payment.

If you wish to pay in full, you will find an option to pay 100% of the course fee below.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

Would you like further information?

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Forthcoming courses

Birmingham: Practical Days: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, 10am-5pm both days. Venue: Doug Ellis Sports Centre, B42 2TP

Virtual Classrooms:

  • Wednesday 5th June 7:00-9:00pm
  • Friday 7th June 7:00-9:00pm
  • Thursday 13th June 7:00-9:00pm
  • Friday 14th June 7:00-9:00pm
  • Friday 21st June 7:00-9:00pm

Practical Days: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, 10am-5pm both days. Venue: St. Bede's School, CB1 3TD

Virtual Classrooms: 

  • Monday 15th July 6:00-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 17th July 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday 18th July 6:00-8:00pm
  • Monday 22nd July 6:00-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 24th July 6:00-8:00pm

Sheffield: Practical Days: Sunday 21st July and Sunday 11th August, 10am-5pm both days. Venue: All Saints Sports Centre, S2 2RU

Virtual Classrooms: 

  • Thursday 18th July 7:00-9:00pm
  • Monday 22nd July 7:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 31st July 7:00-9:00pm
  • Monday 5th August 7:00-9:00pm
  • Thursday 8th August 7:00-9:00pm

Practical Days: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August, 10am-5pm both days. Venue: Crest Academy, NW2 7SN

Virtual Classrooms: TBC

Southampton: Practical Days: Saturday 24th and Saturday 31st August, 9am-4pm both days. Venue: Brookfield Community School, SO31 7DU

Virtual Classrooms:

  • Wednesday 14th August 7:00-9:00pm
  • Friday 16th August 7:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 28th August 7:00-9:00pm
  • Friday 30th August 7:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 4th September 7:00-9:00pm

Practical Days: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, 10am-5pm both days. Venue: Nottingham Wildcats Arena, NG3 7FJ

Virtual Classrooms: 

  • Wednesday 14th August from 7:00-9:00pm
  • Monday 19th August from 7:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 21st August from 7:00-9:00pm
  • Monday 26th August from 7:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 28th August from 7:00-9:00pm