Boccia England

1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Boccia



The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Boccia (QCF) is the first qualification on the boccia coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching boccia. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable learners to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of boccia. Those who complete the qualification will be able to assist other, more qualified coaches in delivering boccia coaching sessions to players of all ages.

This course is a prerequisite to attending the UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Boccia.


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental coaching principles.
  • Develop an understanding of the basic rules, techniques and tactics of boccia.
  • Provide safe, progressive and fun skill practices for players at the appropriate level of ability.
  • Appreciate issues in respect of inclusive practice.

Target Audience

Age 16+.
Completion of a Boccia Leaders Award, prior knowledge of boccia or experience of sports coaching in general is required.


The Level 1 course is a 3 day programme; 2 days contact time with a tutor and 1 day assessment. (09.00-17.00 each day).


Ideal minimum 8, maximum 12.


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