Members of British Taekwondo are now able to complete the Assistant Coach Award

British Taekwondo Assistant Coach Award

British Taekwondo is aspiring to become a world-leading National Governing Body over the next ten years. To achieve this aim, we require a top-quality Coach Education Pathway for our coaches, and the Assistant Coach Award is the first step in this process.

The Assistant Coach Award has been created to help all those assisting sessions gain invaluable knowledge and experience, whilst working alongside their club coach in a class setting as they progress through the award.

It is an ideal course for those wishing to help out and provide additional support and encouragement to your students. Equally, it is a great option for your 16+ students to gain valuable coaching skills under supervision from the Head Coach.

All current Assistant Coaches within British Taekwondo clubs or, members who are 16 years or older with a red belt or higher grade hoping to get into coaching, can sign up to take the British Taekwondo Assistant Coach Award.

Benefits of becoming an Assistant Coach

Becoming an Assistant Coach with British Taekwondo can be the start of your learning and coaching development pathway, helping you to realise your full potential as a coach.

By completing this award, you will be able to:

  • Assist with the delivery of sessions within a British Taekwondo club under supervision of an accredited club coach.
  • Assist your club coach at local and national events. This includes facilitating warm ups, management of athletes – Please note this excludes coaching an athlete during a contest.
  • Access British Taekwondo coach membership and indemnity insurances.
  • Access over one-thousand pieces of online learning via a twelve-months subscription to the UK Coaching platform (worth £36 on its own).
  • Access exclusive coach education learning resources on the new British Taekwondo Club Portal to inform and assist you as a Taekwondo coach.
  • Apply to take the next level – British Taekwondo Level 2 Coach Qualification (Required to teach unsupervised in a British Taekwondo registered club).

The British Taekwondo team will be providing information and support to members to get candidates through the award.

How long will it take to complete the entire course?

The award should take approximately 10 hours to complete, made up of the following activities:

  • 4-6 hours of online study and questionnaires at your own pace.
  • Review of best practice for teaching the combat sport and Poomsae via a Brilliant Basics video, featuring top coaches and athletes.
  • Assist in the delivery and review of 5 hours-worth of pre-written session plans, including elements of the brilliant basics videos for candidates to deliver in the club, overseen by your Club Coach Mentor.

UK Coaching module

This course features three immersive and interactive modules, where you will support ‘Coach Jay’ in delivering safe and enjoyable experiences of sport and physical activity to participants at the virtual UK Coaching Games.

This eLearning module is also worth four CIMSPA CPD points.

You will also have access to over one-thousand pieces of additional online learning via a twelve-months subscription to the UK Coaching platform, with helpful links to coaching tips, guides, and conversations to strengthen your coaching knowledge.

How much is the course fee?

  • £109 course fee (£92 for Scotland & Northern Ireland candidates still to do their home nations Safeguarding course).

How long will the Assistant Coach Award last?

  • The award will last for three years from the date of completion.

Assistant coaches will be encouraged to continue their learning during this time by advancing to the British Taekwondo Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Taekwondo or, refresh the learning by resitting an Assistant Coach Award by the three-year expiry date.

View the British Taekwondo Assistant Coach Award prospectus.

All of the essential information can be found in the Prospectus document and any further questions can be emailed to