Teachers Certificate Syllabus and Forms

TEACHERS CERTIFICATE

 

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Section

Contents

1.

The Syllabus for the Teacher’s Certificate

2.

Teachers Certificate Course Application Form

3.

Teachers Certificate Course Attendance Form

4.

Teachers Certificate Issue Request Form

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Section 1. – The Syllabus for the Teacher’s Certificate

This is the syllabus for the Teachers Certificate qualification course and the forms needed to initiate a course, record the attendees and request the issue of certificates on successful completion of a course of training.

Outline of proposed course:

 

 

Each session is one hour allowing the course to be delivered in any combination e.g. 2 X 3 hours or 3 X 2 hours or 6 X 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

Session One

 

Purpose:

 

 

To introduce the teacher to the sport of bowls.

 

Content:

 

Introduce them to:

 

 

The terms rink, jack and mat.

Casting the jack to establish a smooth delivery.

Centring the jack.

The bias of a bowl.

The objective of finding the correct line.

 

Method:

 

 

 

Treat the teacher as you would a beginner and make this first session very active.

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Use a question and answer approach to consolidate what has been learnt.

 

 

 

 

Session Two

 

Purpose:

 

 

 

To introduce the teacher to the etiquette of the game.

 

Content:

 

 

Introduce them to:

 

 

The etiquette required in a game situation

How a game begins

How a game may be scored

How to measure if necessary to determine the result of an end of bowls.

How a game ends.

 

Method:

 

 

 

Revise what was learnt in the first session

Inform the candidate of the purpose of the session

Set up a short game singles or pairs and instruct them as to the etiquette

Set up simple situations for them to practice measuring

Cover the rules as they occur naturally during the session.

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Use a question and answer approach to consolidate what has been learnt.

 

 

 

 

Session Three

 

Purpose:

 

 

 

To look closely at the elements of a smooth delivery.

 

Content:

 

 

Introduce them to:

 

 

The stance and alignment on the mat.

The grip of the bowl, this should be natural and comfortable, see pictures below.

Aligning the bowl in the hand.

Rolling the bowl away smoothly.

 

Method:

 

 

 

Revise what was learnt in the first session.

Inform the candidate of the purpose of the session.

Set up as with a beginner a marker for them to roll the bowl over.

Use another bowler to demonstrate some common faults for example:

 

 

 

1.

Unstable on the mat with the feet to closely aligned during the delivery.

 

 

2.

Bowl wobbling down the rink.

 

 

3.

Holding onto the bowl too long causing a bump.

 

 

4.

Wrist snapping on delivery.

 

Cover the rules as they occur naturally during the session e.g foot faulting.

Allow the candidate to practice their delivery and practice what has been taught.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claw Grip

Cradle Grip

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Use a question and answer approach to consolidate what has been learnt.

 

 

 

 

Session Four

 

Purpose:

 

 

 

To introduce the teacher to planning a session for children.

 

Content:

 

 

Introduce them to:

 

 

Skills being practiced in a ‘game’ situation.

The need to test skills periodically.

The need to monitor and record progress.

 

Method:

 

 

 

Revise what was learnt in the first session.

Inform the candidate of the purpose of the session.

Set up a simple jack casting exercise between sticks or cones and introduce a competitive element eg: giving a score of 10 for a jack within the canes and 5 for a jack just reaching or outside but alongside the canes and keeping the score for each child.

Discuss how groups of children could be placed in teams scoring points for their team each time they landed in the target area.

Set up a simple line bowling exercise again introducing a competitive element to add a competitive edge to the skills practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diargram for Jack Rolling Exercise

 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Use a question and answer approach to consolidate what has been learnt.

 

Homework:

The candidate is to prepare a lesson plan for the introduction to the sport of bowls.

 

 

 

 

Session Five

 

Purpose:

 

 

 

To introduce the teacher to a variety of shots.

 

Content:

 

 

Introduce them to:

 

 

The draw shot.

The resting shot.

The Wresting shot with weight sufficient to turn the shot bowl out of the head and be replaced (often called ‘Tap and Lie).

The trail shot.

 

Method:

 

 

 

Revise what was learnt in the first session.

Inform the candidate of the purpose of the session.

Set up some simple exercises for the candidate to practice the shots.

Discuss how these shots can be practiced in a fun/competitive way.

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Use a question and answer approach to consolidate what has been learnt.

 

Homework:

 

 

 

The candidate is to prepare a series of lesson plans for the engaging children in the sport of bowls (minimum of 6 children per lesson).

 

 

 

 

Session Six

 

Purpose:

 

 

 

To introduce the teacher to tests and award schemes.

To assess the teachers ability to introduce the sport.

 

Assessment:

 

 

The candidate is to give a 15 minute practical session on introduction to the sport.

 

Content:

 

 

Introduce them to:

 

 

Skills being practiced and assessed.

The need to test skills periodically.

The need to monitor and record progress.

 

Method:

 

 

 

Revise what was learnt in the first session.

Inform the candidat of the purpose of the session.

Allow the teacher to introduce the sport to a new bowler (15 minutes only).

Allow them to evaluate their introduction (5 – 10 minutes only).

Set up some simple exercise in a ‘snake’ so they can move up and down the rinks attempting to score as many as possible.  You could use the School of Excellence skills exercises or devise your own.

Introduce them to one of the awards schemes as an example of what is available.

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Use a question and answer approach to consolidate what has been learnt.

 

Homework:

 

 

 

The candidate is to prepare a series of lesson plans for the introduction to the sport of bowls and identify how children’s progress may be monitored.

 

           

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Section 2

Vic Waite

19 Recreation Road

Wargrave

Reading

Berkshire  RG10 8BG

 

Teachers Certificate

Course Application Form

Date:

Dear Vic

The teacher(s) named below would like to attend a course to qualify me/us for the award of the EBCS Teachers Certificate to enable us to offer the sport of lawn bowls in our school(s).

Can you please arrange for the local EBCS course leader to contact me/us to arrange for the course to begin.

Teacher

School

Address and Telephone No:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks for your assistance.

Yours sincerely

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Section 3

Teacher’s Certificate

Course Attendance

Course leader

 

Date/s

 

Address

 

Venue

 

Telephone No.

 

 

 

Coach Registration Number

Teacher

School

Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I certify that the above named Teachers have attended a six hour introductory course on the sport of bowls.

Signature of Course leader …………………………………………….

Print Name of Course Leader …………………………………………..

Please return to:

Vic Waite

19 Recreation Road, Wargrave, Reading, Berkshire  RG10 8BG

 

All cheques should be sent with the form to the EBCS Registrar:

Mr John Dickenson

85 Finchfield, Parnwell, Peterborough  PE1 4YQ

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Section 4 – Teachers Certificate Issue Request Form

From: COACH…………………………………………License No………………

 

To:  REGISTRAR,  J Dickenson, 85 Finchfield, Peterborough, PE1 4YQ

THE EBCS TEACHERS CERTIFICATE

 

I certify that the following may now be issued with the TEACHERS Certificate.

 

A cheque payable to EBCS @ £15 per candidate is included.

 

SIGNED ………………………………………       DATE

 

PRINT NAME ………………………………….     LICENCE NUMBER

 

NAME TO APPEAR

ON CERTIFICATE

DATE OF

ASSESSMENT

FULL ADDRESS

AND SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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