In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, we are delighted to open the Table Tennis England/UKCC Head Coach Level 3 Coaching Award to applications.

Designed by Table Tennis England and the University, it focuses on each candidate’s individual coaching needs and is designed to support the area(s) a coach coaches within, such as Performance, Participation, Disability.

Applications are now invited from coaches performing at a high level and looking to take the next step on the coaching pathway, whether you are a coach that works with beginners, through to those working with talented athletes.

The course is for open to coaches who are currently qualified at UKCC Level 2. Students who successfully complete the course will develop and master an array of cognitive and transferable skills alongside a complex blend of knowledge and theories. The development of such knowledge and skills will enhance coaches’ abilities to manage and engage in informed decision-making within sports coaching.

Course Content

Contact days

The course comprises four full days at Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire. Two of these days will be theory-based and lectured by staff at the University of Gloucestershire. The other two days will be table tennis practical sessions led by Table Tennis England national coaches and other appropriate individuals who will aid the content of the course.

Online learning

Working with the university and Table Tennis England, coaches will also individually select a number of online modules delivered through the university. These will be solely focused on areas that interest you as a coach or areas that, alongside the university and Table Tennis England, you believe you need to develop.


Assessment methods are varied and include mentored practice, practical assessment and a completed portfolio. Coaches will update their portfolio in partnership with their mentor throughout the entire process.


Fee for the course is £950. This covers university registration, online library access with the university, tutorial support and mentor support, in addition to the four contact days. The only additional costs are associated with travel and accommodation of residential weekends, meeting personal computing needs (internet access is, of course, essential).

Dates (exact dates TBC for contact days)

To complete Dates
Course Start January
Online modules Feb through to July
Table Tennis Technical April
Portfolio completion and assessment October

If you would like to apply to go onto the Level 3 coaching qualification, please complete the application form attached below and return to [email protected]

For any questions or queries about the course please email [email protected]