Badminton Wales

coaching pathway

Coaching Pathway

Badminton Wales through its partnership with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has developed a Coach Education Pathway suitable for grassroots coaches through to performance coaches. If you have any questions about our Coach Education Pathway, please contact us.


Stage 1 - Shuttle Time

Suitable for anybody just starting out on their coaching journey, BWF Shuttle Time is suited for anybody involved in coaching and provides a backbone for all later coach education. If you are involved in coaching in any way - but especially within clubs and schools - this is the course for you. If you are interested in becoming a Shuttle Time teacher, check out our available courses. Booking for a team? Contact us and we could bring the entire course to your school, uni, physical education course, etc. You can also find out more about the Shuttle Time programme from BWF here, and download their free app and reources..

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Stages 2, 3, 4 - BWF Coach Education

Badminton Wales works closely with the Badminton World Federation to deliver our coach education levels. These are:

  • BWF Level 1. This is a similar level to the UKCC Level 2 and appropriate for those with previous coaching experience. Individuals with existing alternative Badminton Qualifications (UKCC L1/2 or equivalent, within the last 5 years from the date of course commencement) may enter the Badminton Wales Coach Education Pathway at the BWF Level 1. Badminton Wales strongly recommends attending the BWF Shuttle Time course regardless.
  • BWF Level 2. Advanced coached education for those individuals who seek Pathway development coaching for Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
  • BWF Level 3. This is not currently available in Wales.
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About BWF Coach Education

Badminton Wales are committed to the ongoing development of our coaching network across Wales. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Coach Education program enables Badminton Wales and its coaches the opportunity to develop from a foundation/grass roots coach though to Elite Performance.

Further information about the BWF Coach Education Programme can be found here. The BWF also provides free coaching resources, such as the coaching manuals and educational videos. These can be accessed here.

If you have any queries regarding coaching or courses, please contact us here.