As outlined in our recently refreshed strategy, Building a Culture of Success, scottishathletics has a clear commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion across the coaching community in Scotland. An essential element to this is the investment and support offered to clubs to assist them in the delivery of targeted projects and the ongoing recruitment, deployment and retention of coaches.
scottishathletics has been successful in our application to sportscotland, securing subsidy investment towards coach members accessing coach level education courses.
As with previous years, subsidy investment is available towards the course cost of either the Athletics Coach or Coach in Running Fitness Award (full course cost at time of emailing – £435). Approval of subsidy will be through an application process and is subject to the subsidy conditions.
Our revised approach aligns with sportscotlands 2023/24 subsidy approach which places a focus on reducing barriers and increasing access to education. Further details on the sportscotland subsidy approach can be found on their website https://sportscotland.org.uk/funding/coach-education-subsidy-funding/
Full information has been shared with all scottishathletics affiliated club secretaries. If you are not aligned with a club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Coach Education Course Programme – www.scottishathletics.org.uk/coaches/qualifications/
Built on our knowledge of the current coaching workforce in athletics, our application focussed on increasing access to education courses by prioritising individual subsidy support for/ to the following:
To be eligible to receive the coaching subsidy, in addition to the criteria outlined above, applicants must also meet/ agree to the following conditions at the time of submitting a subsidy application:
*scottishathletics Coach membership costs £25 for three years. This membership is in addition other memberships that we provide. Further details can be found here – https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/membership/