This course provides the four days of core training required towards achieving the LTA Instructor qualification. This core training is running on the following dates: 29/01, 12/02, 19/02 and 12/03.
The LTA Instructor is an enhanced five day qualification ideal for those looking to build on the coaching foundations of LTA Assistant/Level 1, enabling you to lead (not assist) in the delivery of group coaching.
Please read on for full understanding of how to achieve the LTA Instructor qualification.
There are two separate components to LTA Qualifications; Training and Assessment.
The LTA Instructor course consists of five days of face to face training time. These are split into 4 days of core training and one day of elective.
Core: This course will deliver the four days of core training. During this time coaches will also conduct their 8 hours’ work experience & course work-completion.
Elective: Coaches will choose a specialism to do for their one day elective and they will book and pay for this separately.
- A current or previous rating of 7.1 or higher OR successful completion of an Instructor Readiness Test. The Readiness Test can take upto two weeks to complete - please allow sufficient time for completion when signing up for the course.
- Hold the Level 1 Coaching Assistant, LTA Tennis Assistants, or LTA Assistant qualification
- Hold a DBS/PVG Enhanced Check with Child Barred List certificate applied for in the last 12 months through LTA/Tennis Scotland (volunteer certificates cannot be accepted).
Qualification Assessment is booked and paid via the LTA. Final assessments are conducted during a real-life lesson of your choice, at a tennis venue of your choice. Assessments are recorded by you (using smartphone equipment) and then submitted virtually by video upload. For more details please see the Assessments page.
- Candidates must fully complete five training days (core and elective) and all coursework tasks before they can book their final assessment
- Hold a valid certificate of competence in either First Aid at Work (FAW) Emergency First Aid at Work(EFAW), Paediatric First Aid (PFA) or have successfully completed the OFQUAL Level 3 in First Aid prior to assessment. This is to ensure you are safe to practice upon qualifying.
On completion of the course LTA Instructors will be trained as a Competition Organiser and will also receive their Safeguarding Training which can be accepted as part of LTA Coach Accreditation. Instructors will further receive the ability to run LTA Youth and Cardio tennis courses.
LTA Instructors will be trained to lead group coaching at any venue. The course learning outcomes are delivered in the context of beginner and intermediate group coaching, across adults and juniors. However, the course covers basic knowledge and skills that are applicable for any age of player and any level of player. LTA instructors will typically be deployed as part of a large programme, schools out-reach initiative, leisure centres, or smaller venues that do not have an LTA Coach (Level 3) available.
Learning outcomes include:
- Develop more advanced skills in communication and organisation
- Have introductory knowledge of ‘observation and analysis’ of players
- Be able to provide general coaching advice across physical, mental, tactical, and technical domains
- Plan and deliver structured lessons from official LTA Adult and Junior coaching products e.g., Cardio Tennis, Tennis Xpress, LTA Youth
- Understand basic principles of skill acquisition, safeguarding and player development
Please note that all online modules for this core training are expected to be completed by the last date of the course. However, we allow for a further four weeks to give you extra time to submit all online work for marking by your tutor. If work is submitted after the submission deadline date we will charge a late marking fee of £50.
The deadline to complete and achieve the full course without having to pay a fee to re-register is two years from the start date.