1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Basketball (QCF)

Developed in partnership with the National Source Group for Basketball**, the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Basketball (QCF) is designed to provide learners aged 18 and over with knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching basketball.
The level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will allow them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of basketball over an extended period of time.
Those who complete this Certificate will be able to deliver basketball coaching programmes to a variety of participants in an appropriate environment.
Take a minute to watch our video of the Level 3 Basketball Course in action from Aug 2017.


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You can enrol on this course at any time of the year and complete the online tasks however to complete the course you must attend the 3 day technical element:

  • 7 Online Tasks Completed
  • 3 Contact Learning days
  • 10 Linked sessions & game planning phase in season 2016/2017 with your club/team
  • 1 Training session assessment with team
  • 1 Game assessment with team
  • Manchester - National Performance Centre

Course Cost


You can start the online learning at any time for this course and the technical training days are in August 2019 – To enrol on this course, click the paypal button below

7th, 8th & 9th August 2019 - National Basketball Centre - Manchester

If you would like to spread the cost over 5 payments of £100, click subscribe – Manchester Course


  1. Understanding the Principles of Safe and Equitable Coaching Practice
  2. Understanding the Fundamentals of Coaching Programmes
  3. Understanding the Principles of Planning Coaching Programmes
  4. Understanding How to Support Participants’ Lifestyle through Coaching Programmes
  5. Analyse Participants’ Performance and Set Programme Goals in Basketball
  6. Plan Coaching Programmes in Basketball
  7. Manage Safe and Effective Basketball Coaching Programmes
  8. Deliver Basketball Coaching Programmes
  9. Develop Participants’ Performance in Basketball
  10. Monitor and Evaluate Basketball Coaching Programmes
  11. Develop Coaching Practice in Basketball

Technical Topics

  • Areas of Emphasis for British Basketball
  • Advance individual Fundamentals - Offense & Defense
  • Team Defensive Types, and their effective application
  • Team Offensive Types, and their effective application
  • Transition
  • Athlete Preparation
  • Scouting
  • Game Coaching

Who should attend?

  • Performance Basketball Coaches
  • High Performance Basketball Coaches
  • Regional Development Basketball Coaches 
  • Junior National League Coaches
  • Senior National League Coaches
  • Coaches delivering Basketball in FE & HE

Entry Age:


QCF Credit Value:

22 credits