The Level 2 course is for Assistant Coaches (backs & forwards) working with advanced 15 side teams, with higher technical competencies and understanding of the game. The course develops the Identities of Rugby through Functional Role Analysis.

At the end of the course the coach is expected to develop individual players’ abilities to undertake and adjust their specific roles in a changing environment within each of the identities of rugby.

Sport specific and generic modules are examined at a more advanced level, together with the introduction of modules which develop the coaches’ ability to understand. Learning styles in conjunction with increasing the players’ tactical appreciation.

The course develops the Assistant Coach as ‘Facilitator’.

Entry criteria

• Assistant Coach position (actively coaching at an appropriate level – Stage 4)
• Accredited level one coach or assistant coach
• Assimilated – Proven senior/professional rugby playing or coaching experience

Since places are restriced on each course to ensure quality deliveries and workshops, a guideline for head coaches applying for Level 2 & Level 3 courses is outlined below:

Stage 4 LTPD Head Coaches Coaching Course (Level 2)

1. Senior Club XV (division 1, 2, 3)
2. Representative U20’s & 19’s
3. Qualifying League Senior XV
4. U20 Club XV (division 1, 2, 3)
5. Representative Under 18’s
6. School & Club U18’s

Accreditation (1 Season)

• Full course attendance
• Sign code of ethics
• Log 60 hrs of coaching – diary (Stage 4 LTPD)
• Practical observation (area of assistance – Stage 4 LTPD)
• Produce written Unit Profile

Strengths & weaknesses profile of identities of rugby relating to player profiles (backs / forwards)


– Actively Coaching for 4 years at appropriate level (Stage 4) and update clinic (4 years).
– Liable to adjustment as required.


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