Athletics Coach Days 1 & 2

Start Date: 21 September 2019

End Date: 22 September 2019

Duration: 4 Days


Venue: Ayrshire Athletics Arena

Tutor: Duncan MacNeill

Price: £425/£170*

Course Code 19WC010

This qualification is the cornerstone of the coach education pathway. In total the course consists of four contact days, which 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.

Once you have secured your place on your Athletics Coach days one & two, candidates will be sent a booking confirmation and be asked to select their Technical Event Group day three option.

Day three 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 & three 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).

Prerequisite – Level 1 Assistant Coach or Coaching Assistant

Minimum age – 18

Bookings are now made on the new online booking system – Athletics Hub. Please contact The Coach Education Team on 0131 476 7328 for information on how to book.

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

Course Dates

  • 21 & 22 September 2019 (Days 1 & 2)
  • (Day 3 event group electives)
    • 26 October 2019 – Jumps (Grangemouth)
    • 26 October 2019 – Speed (Grangemouth)
    • 27 October 2019 – Throws (Grangemouth)
    • 27 October 2019 – Endurance (Grangemouth)
  • 12 January 2020 – (Day 4 / Assessment Day – Aberdeen)
  • 18 January 2020 – (Day 4 / Assessment Day – Grangemouth)
  • 19 January 2020 – (Day 4 / Assessment Day – Kilmarnock)

Coaches interested in completing two day 3 electives, please contact for more information.

*Coaching Subsidy

Through our funding partner sportscotland, there is a coaching subsidy of 60% of the course fee available for this qualification. To be eligible to receive the coaching subsidy, coaches must meet the set criteria at the time of booking. More information on the subsidy can be found on the course Education Booking Form.

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