Sports Union

Coaching Week 2013

Athletics: Tuesday 28th May - 09.00-13.00

Coaching Week

Elevating Athletics delivered by Scottish Athletics encourages the development of movement literacy and key athletics disciplines in students by providing activities that progress the core physical disciplines of running, walking, jumping and throwing.

Student Cost: £16

Non Student: £28

Badminton: Tuesday 28th - Wednesday 29th May & Wednesday 5th June

The UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Badminton is the first step on the Badmintonscotland Coach Education and Development Pathway. The qualification focuses on both the art and the science of coaching, introducing new coaches to the “How to” skills of coaching as well as helping them to break down and coach the technical and tactical aspects of the game. It will qualify the assistant coach to work alongside a more qualified coach, working with players in their early stages of development.


Basketball: Thursday 30th May - 09.00-16.00

The Getting Started Award is basketballscotland's introductory level leadership award.

Cost: £27

Non Student: £38

Basketball: Friday 31st May - 10.30-13.30

Table Official Level 1

Cost: £10

First Aid: Thursday 30th - Friday 31st May - 09.00-17.00

The Sports Medicine Centre is a validated and endorsed provider of this course. The Sports First Aid course has been designed to: Greatly improve the quality of first aid provided in the sport and exercise environment; Increase awareness of the importance of sports first aid among people involved in sport and exercise; Make sport safer and help prevent serious consequences developing from injuries by ensuring that the injuries are dealt with properly when they first occur.


Football Youth Level 1: Monday 27th May - 10.00-16.00

This Scottish Football Association course is open to anyone working with players in the 12 to 18 year age range. The course comprises a practical session, together with 2 short video presentations, Youth Team Management and Physical Preparation. Applicants must be aged 16 or over.

Cost: £22

Non Student: £24

Football Youth Level 2: Tuesday 28th - Wednesday 29th May - 09.00-16.00

This 12-hour Scottish Football Association course is designed to provide youth coaches with ideas on the key issues involved in the development of youth players. It takes account of individual skill development in a variety of game related situations. Prospective coaches will be given feedback on teaching practice sessions.

Cost: £27

Non Student: £32

Gym Instructors: Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th & Friday 31st May

This is the ideal starting point for those who wish to work as a Gym Instructor in a gym or leisure club. Whether you are seeking a career change, wish to add to your curriculum vitae (CV) or would like to progress towards becoming a Personal Trainer this course is for you.


Hockey: Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th May - 10.00-17.00

The UKCC Level 1 Course is an assistant coaching award and introduces theoretical areas of coaching and technical elements such as passing, receiving and elimination skills, this course is delivered by the Scottish Hockey Union.

Cost: £105

Netball: Tuesday 28th May - 10.00-16.00

Getting Started in Netball Award is the new award JUST released by Netball Scotland for all those interested in starting out in Netball coaching or teaching - in particular those working with children aged 5 to 13yrs. The course centres on the new 5-a-side branch of the game - FUN 5z and skill acquisition through the game rather than simply playing to win


NPLQ: Monday 27th May - Saturday 1st June - 09.00-17.00

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is widely accepted by swimming pools both in the UK and Ireland. The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) also has full accreditation from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

Cost: £218

Non Student: £239

Volleyball: Tuesday 28th - Wednesday 29th May & Friday 31st May - 09.00-17.00

The UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Volleyball (QCF) is suitable for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the game and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment.

Cost: £84

Non Student: £125