British Judo puts learning at the heart of its coach education programme and has put in place a system that encourages coaches to grow and develop their knowledge and skills.

In January 2013 a new system linked to continuous personal development opportunities for all levels of coach was launched, giving coaches more autonomy over their earning and development.

Coaches can now choose from a range of modules/subjects to plan and manage their relevant learning opportunities over an extended period.

Revalidation for Level 1 Coaches

The revalidation period for BJA Level 1 coaches is three years. During the revalidation period participation in three different types of revalidation event or 1 National Technical Conference is required for revalidation purposes.

Revalidation for Level 2 Coaches

The revalidation period for UKCC Level 2 coaches is three years. During the revalidation period participation in three different types of revalidation event or 1 National Technical Conference is required for revalidation purposes.

Revalidation for Level 3 Coaches

The revalidation period for UKCC Level 3 coaches is six years. During the revalidation period participation in three different types of revalidation event or 1 National Technical Conference is required for revalidation purposes.

Coaching Revalidation Periods

Level 1: 30th March 2016 – 2019
Level 2: 30th June 2016 – 2019
Level 3: 30th September 2016 – 2019

Revalidation Modules

Before participating in any coaching event, it is advisable to check that the intended course or activity is approved for revalidation purposes prior to commencing the activity.

BJA Revalidation Modules

Technical Grading 1 – Syllabus Novice – 9th Mon: Novice – 4th Kyu Technical Grading 2 – Syllabus 10th Mon – 18th Mon: 4th Kyu – 1st Kyu

Judo Games

Matside Coaching

Technical Frameworks

Coaching Specific Groups (e.g. children, adults, schools etc.)

Disability Judo Coaching

Kata (General)

Coaching Kata

Kata for Competition

Judo Fitness (6 modules – JudoS&C, JudoAgility, JudoGymnastics, JudoSAQ, JudoFlexibility, Judo Fit)

Strength and Conditioning

Nutrition and Weight Management

Preparation for Performance

Contest Rules for Coaches

First Steps (in conjunction with Sports Coach UK)

Area Technical Conferences

EJU Level 3 and EJU Level 4

Sports coach UK Workshops

From time to time additional modules or events will be added. All qualifying modules will carry an identifying strap line:

Suitable for revalidation purposes of all levels of British Judo Coach Awards (this may be Level specific) 

Supporting documents

To remain licensed to coach and be covered by insurance, all British Judo Coaches, regardless of the duration of the revalidation period for their award, must:

Should any of the above not be in place, the individual’s licence to coach is suspended and insurance cover withdrawn.