Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Men's Artistic Gymnastics

British Gymnastics
British Gymnastics Academy Course

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics

Level 3 Men's Artistic Coaching Qualification

I am currently doing the Level 3 coaching course in Men's Artistic Gymnastics, which is organised by the UK National Governing Body for the sport of Gymnastics (British Gymnastics).


About the Course

The UKCC Level 3 qualification takes the form of practical Technical Modules, covering all six apparatuses in men's artistic gymnastics (Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar), as well as a Generic theory course.

Technical Module 1 has enabled me to teach a variety of exciting floor and vault skills. The skills sign-off sheet detailed below is what was required by me to demonstrate (support, progress and deliver, as well as physically prepare participants for the skills) during sign-off with a BG recognised assessor.

Multiple flics
Handpspring (on a platform level with vault table)
Tsukahara and preps
Handspring, flyspring combinations
Yurchenko and preps
Straight front combinations
Forward & Backward take offs
Back full twist
Front full twist

Technical Module 2 has enabled me to support impressive strength and balance skills performed on the Rings and Pommel Horse. The required skills are shown below.

Circles and travels
Multiple inlos and dislos
Stockli A
Backward giant
Forward giant
Travel out in side support
Back uprise to support
Rears (Kehre)
Honma to support
Half spindle
Straight arm lift to handstand
360° Russian
Handstand drills
Schwabenflanke and wende dismounts
Forwards somersault dismount with twist
Double back dismount

Technical Module 3 has enabled me to support amazing bars skills performed on both the High and Parallel Bars.

Top change
Swing half turns
Flying back roll
Blind change
Forward uprise
Gienger roll to mixed
Back up clips
Healy to mixed
Back up to handstand
Clear circle to handstand
Moy to support
Drop shoot to upper arms
Undersom to long upstart
Squat dislo
Undersom to support
Straight back away
Pike front dismount
Straight back out
Backwards somersault from bail

When all the Technical Modules and the post-course technical sign-off, as well as the Level 3 Theory course and assessment have been completed, then the full Level 3 award will be accredited.


Level 3 Men's Artistic

As of 31 May 2017 I have taken all Technical Modules and passed the assessment (post-course technical sign-off by a BG recognised assessor) for each of the modules. Moreover, I took the coaching theory, and I am about to take the final theory exam later this year, as part of the complete Level 3 qualification.

Level 3
Technical Module 1
Floor Exersice
& Vault
Sign-off completed
Module 1 CertificateLevel 3 Module 1
Level 3
Technical Module 2
Pommel Horse
& Still Rings
Sign-off completed
Module 2 CertificateLevel 3 Module 2
Level 3
Technical Module 3
Parallel Bars
& Horizontal Bar
Sign-off completed
Module 3 CertificateLevel 3 Module 3
Level 3
Coaching Theory



Any coach who holds at least a Level 2 award, may access the Level 3 qualification.

In order to work as a gymnastics coach in the UK, I had to apply for a coaching qualification when I came here, at the beginning of 2013. All the required documents, including my B.A. degree in Sports Science, full CV, coaching experience, letters of recommendation, DVD presentation, etc., were sent to British Gymnastics. Eventually, my papers were recognised and validated, and, therefore, I was given a Level 2 Certificate in coaching gymnasticsUKCC Level 2, awarded by British Gymnastics on 3rd May 2013.



British Gymnastics