Athletics Coach

Start Date: 28 September 2024

End Date: 19 January 2025

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (all contact days)

Duration: 3 Days (plus online content to be completed after day 2)

Places left: See Athletics Hub for Details

Venue: Aberdeen Sports Village

Tutor: Janice Hendrie & Mark Smith

Price: £435

Course Code 24GC010

This qualification is the cornerstone of the coach education pathway. In total the course consists of three contact days plus online learning and concludes with a practical assessment. Days one & two of the course will cover the generic content of running, hurdling, jumping, throwing and the physical preparation of the athlete.

Day three online options are:

  • Athletics Coach Endurance – including Walks, Steeplechase, Middle Distance and Wheelchair Racing
  • Athletics Coach Jumps – including all four Jumps (Long, Triple, High and Pole Vault)
  • Athletics Coach Speed – including Starts, Acceleration, Maximum Velocity, Hurdles, Relay and Wheelchair racing
  • Athletics Coach Throws – including all Throws (Shot, Discus, Javelin, Hammer and Seated Throw)

Please note there needs to be a minimum of four weeks between your day two & the completion of three online as there is homework and coaching practice required.

When booking your Event Group option, you will secure your place on your Observed Practical Assessment (day four).

Please search and book your course using our online booking system ‘Athletics Hub’ here  or email The Coach Education Team if you any problems with your booking.

Prerequisite – Level 1 Assistant Coach or Coaching Assistant

Minimum age – 18

For additional information on course content please see our Athletics Coach page or email

Course Dates

  • 28 & 29 September 2024 (Day 1 & 2 content)
  • 30 September 2024 (Online Safeguarding Course – 6:30pm-8:30pm)
  • Day 3 event group electives will be provided as a series of online modules following days 1 & 2
  • 19 January 2025 – (Day 4 / Assessment Day)

Sport Scotland Coach Subsidy

The sportscotland subsidy is available for this course. To apply for the subsidy or confirm if a candidate is eligible please contact

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