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Coaching FAQs

Find all the answers to your questions with our coaching FAQs below:

How do I appear on the Coach Finder?

In order to appear on our coach finder, you will need:

  • to have activated your account on englandsquash.com
  • an active England Squash coach membership
  • have an up-to-date DBS record
  • to opt-in to appearing on the coach finder, and provide some contact info (phone number and email address) for your search result.
  • to have listed at least one club or facility on your coach profile (this is how your location is found on our search).

If you have any questions, please get in touch using our contact form.

I'm struggling with the website...

Here are some frequently asked questions on the website:

As a coach, how do I appear on the Coach Finder?

In order to appear on our coach finder, you will need:

  • to have activated your account on englandsquash.com
  • an active England Squash coach membership
  • have an up-to-date DBS record
  • to opt-in to appearing on the coach finder, and provide some contact info (phone number and email address) for your search result.
  • to have listed at least one club or facility on your coach profile - this is how your location is found on the search.
My coach profile is missing in my dashboard?

Please get in touch using our contact form and we’ll look into this for you.

I’m a coach member but it’s not showing I have a valid membership?

Please get in touch using our contact form and we’ll look into this for you.

My coaching qualifications aren’t showing in my dashboard?

Please get in touch using our contact form and we’ll look into this for you.

My DBS is missing?

Please contact us using the enquiry form on this page and we’ll look into it for you.

For any other queries about the website, please get in touch using our contact form.

I want to become a squash coach - what do I need?

The first step is to enrol onto the England Squash Level 1 Participation Coach Award (Online) which qualifies and insures coaches to deliver junior squash, squash and squash 57 independently to groups of beginners.

We also offer Level 2 and Level 3 awards where you'll practice coaching, complete an element of home study and be formally assessed via written and/or practical assessments.

How do I know if I'm the right sort of person to coach squash?

Chat to people in your squash club, your team or a squash coach. You'll need to have a reasonable knowledge and understanding of the game coupled with plenty of patience and enthusiasm!

Is there anything I can do before the course to prepare for it?

Read a book on squash, watch some matches, learn the rules and practice your refereeing at team matches.

Chat to a professional coach or club coach or ask if you can watch some lessons so you can see how they're structured.

There's a lot of information in the Level 1 and it will help you to deliver group activities as a coach.

Coach education is an ongoing process and after becoming qualified you should always reflect on your delivery.

How much is the course?

School Squash Leaders Award – £25

Squash 101 Leaders Award – £25

Young Leaders Award (14-18 year olds) – £25

England Squash Participation Award (Lvl1) in Coaching - £150

England Squash Club Coach Award (Lvl2) in Coaching – £260

England Squash Talent Development Award (Lvl3) in Coaching – £1,100

Is there any financial help to fund the cost of the course?

Do I need a police check as a coach?

Yes. Everyone working with children is required to have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check. This check does not neccessarily need to be in place to attend a course but will be required in order to receive your qualification.


Do I need to do the Level 1 before I can take the Level 2 or 3?

Yes. All candidates, regardless of playing ability and/or experience, are required to successfully complete the England Squash Level 1 - Participation Coach Award (Online) prior to progressing to the Level 2 or Level 3.

This ensures candidates have the key skills necessary when coaching at grassroots level and the appropriate assessment prior to progressing through our coaching qualifications.

Where do the courses take place?

The Level 1 is a fully online course completed in your own time. Our other coaching courses are a mixture of online and on court activity, taking place across the country - view our courses here.

What happens if I'm unsuccessful when taking a coaching award?

You'll need to resit the appropriate elements (N.B - the assessments for the online Level 1 can be undertaken as many times as you like).

All reassessments are co-ordinated via the coaching department. If necessary, a course tutor will outline the area(s) in which improvements must be made and provide an indication of the timescale in which to complete the reassessment.

Do I need to be an England Squash coach member to take a coaching qualification?

All candidates must have a valid England Squash Coaches Club membership, which costs £65 and includes public liability insurance..

Your first year of Coaches Club membership is included in your Level 1 course fee of £150.

How do I apply for a governing body endorsement?

Under the government’s Points Based System, clubs or counties wishing to employ players and coaches from outside the European Economic Area need to do so through the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) or Tier 5 (Temporary worker) Creative and Sporting categories. As part of this process, clubs must obtain a governing body endorsement from England Squash; this applies to Sponsors (clubs / counties) and Migrants (players and coaches).

To apply, download the form here and submit the appropriate documentation with a cheque for £50 made payable to England Squash. Please send this form to: Louise Pickford, Performance Operations Manager, England Squash, National Squash Centre, Sportcity, Manchester. M11 3FF

Please note, England Squash will not accept electronic or faxed submissions and applications will not be processed until they are completed and received in full along with any supporting documentation that may be required.

For further information on the Points Based System, please see the UK Visa & Immigration pages on the gov.uk website.

I've lost my coaching certificate - how do I get a new one?

If you completed a UKCC qualification then you should contact 1st4Sport who will be able to advise how you can get a replacement certificate - http://www.1st4sportqualifications.com/about_us/contact_us/.

If you completed an England Squash qualification then you should email the level of qualification, date and venue at which the course took place to coaching@englandsquash.com and we will do our best to issue a replacement certificate.

Still got a question?

Please get in touch with our coaching team: coaching@englandsquash.com.