Japanese Black Belt Ranks

NVQ City and Guilds Certified

Coaching, Teaching & Instructing Jujitsu Awards

Professor Steve McDade holds a nationally recognised Level 2 NVQ certificate for teaching and coaching both adults and children.

All the principal instructors in the club are also NVQ certified. For your total peace of mind all instructors are also required to undego a St Johns Ambulance First Aid Course every three years. Total Self Defence Ltd is also a member of MASA, The Martial Arts Standards Agency. This is your assurance of a professional and safe training environment.

NVQ Certificate

Coaching Qualifications NVQ (City&Guilds) Level 1&2

All Martial Arts Associations/Groups/Clubs should have coaching structures for their instructors; the standards of these coaching qualifications can vary very much depending on what Association you are with and are only recognised within the Association that awarded them.

However an NVQ stands for ‘National Vocational Qualification' which, as its name suggests, is a nationally recognised qualification which can be tailored to a specific role within particular business sector or industry. As each NVQ is specific to the area of business for which it was intended, it is a qualification based upon competence within a certain sphere and, therefore, the focus tends to be more centred on obtaining practical skills which are job related in order that you can learn the relevant skills to be able to do a particular job effectively.

NVQ Certificate

The picture above shows our black belts taking their NVQ Qualifications.

Level 1 (City & Guilds)

This is a one day course aimed at all instructors and assistant instructors going through all the requirements for level 1 city & guilds recognition.

Level 2 (City & Guilds)

This is a much more advanced course involving the Instructor having a portfolio of evidence proving that all the required standards have been met and are being put in practice.

This involves being assessed by an NVQ assessor at your own club whilst teaching your students. Attending regular NVQ workshops throughout a 4 years period which you have to complete the course or you will need to re-register.

This course is suitable for all senior Instructors or for Instructors' running their own club.

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