Join our Coach Apprentice Programme for 2016

Saturday 2nd January 2016

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CAP Application Form

scottishathletics are now accepting applications from coaches who wish to be considered for the new Coach Apprentice Programme.

The Coach Apprentice Programme (CAP) will be a multi-year formal coach development programme, developing knowledge and understanding of athletic development and physical preparation, technical development and planning.

Coaches will formally progress through the National Coach Development Programme, supported by the scottishathletics Performance Team.

The aims of the programme are:

  • Raise standards of coaching practice across the coach development pathway
  • Address gaps in technical, athletic development and planning expertise
  • Develop a widening work force for delivering future coach development opportunities
  • Develop a widening selection of coaches for International Teams

We are accepting applications from coaches with the following qualities:

  • Open and growth mindset
  • Positive coaching environment
  • Supportive club environment (CTO & Head Coach)
  • Coaching a group of developing athletes, showing evidence of good practice
  • Strong inter-personal skills with demonstrated ability to work closely with other coach
  • Willingness to work with a designated Coach / Performance Team member to progress one’s own coaching expertise and skill set
  • Previous athlete experience will also be considered
Coach Development

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Successful applicants will receive the following benefits from the programme:

  • Receive Movement Dynamics Video Resource (for the duration of the programme)
  • Receive Movement Dynamics text book
  • Receive scottishathletics Coaching Syllabus
  • Receive 1:1 mentor visits (supporting coaches through the programme on planning, athletic development and technical development)
  • Structured and augmented Professional Development Programme

The expectations of coaches accepted on the programme:

  • Actively engage in professional development in coaching
  • Support in the delivery of the National Coach Development Programme (where appropriate)
  • Be available for team staff roles (where appropriate)
  • Support future coach apprentices through the Coach Development Programme
  • Attend and support the National Coaching Conference
  • Undergo a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check

Applicants are asked to please return the completed application form to  by noon on 11 January 2016 at the latest.

Or by post marked confidential to:

Performance Team
Caledonia House
South Gyle
EH12 9DQ

Interviews will commence on week beginning 1 February 2016

If you have any queries please contact Darren Ritchie on 07825507425 or email


Application form deadline by noon on 11 January 2016
Interviews commence week beginning 1 February 2016
Programme commences week beginning 29 February 2016

Darren Ritchie

Darren Ritchie


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