UKCC Review Highlights Costs

A review of the UKCC has identified a need to consolidate the endorsement of sports’ qualifications.  The review also noted that to continue to independently quality assure coach-education programmes – and align to the government wider skills agenda – there is an inevitable increase in costs and required resource, but these costs need to be minimised.  Anecdotal evidence from the review found the work done by sports to achieve UKCC endorsement has begun to make a positive difference to the behaviour of coaches. 

From these findings a range of recommendations will be made including the need for:

  • efficient models of coach-education delivery based on collaborative working
  • flexibility of coach-education delivery
  • the UKCC endorsement criteria to focus on being ‘sport centred’
  • the learners experience remains central to coach-education programmes

Further information on the review will be provided at the UK Coaching Summit in Cardiff on 29/30 June 2010.

The review was conducted by sports coach UK in conjunction with key partners.  The UKCC has seen incremental change based on feedback from sports and SkillsActive since its introduction in 2005, but this is the first significant review of key aspects such as the endorsement criteria.


For further information please contact:

sports coach UK Communications Manager, James Hook
Tel 0113 2043285; Mob 07980584624; e-mail

sports coach UK Communications Officer Chris Pearce
Tel 0113 2043526; Mob 07974015710; e-mail



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