Scottish Squash have confirmed the dates for the delivery of two online/remote Level 1 coach education course following a successful information session attended by over 35 aspiring coaches on Tuesday 16th February.

The re-designed Level 1 course will provide the opportunity to upskill coaches by delivering sections of the course online, underpinned by Brightspace (Scottish Squash’s new virtual learning enviornment). The course will also include practical elements when Covid-19 restrictions ease which candidates will be able to complete in their local squash club or facility under the guidance of a nominated ‘supporting coach’.

The dates for the first course can be seen below. For further information on the Level 1 coach education course or to register please click here.

Scottish Squash are pleased to be offering a 40% subsidy off the full course cost (£160) for all individuals who are a resident in Scotland. This is available for both courses advertised below. We fully understand the importance of upskilling a workforce across Scotland to help with the growth of the sport especially as we start our recovery from the pandemic in the coming months. We hope this subsidy will play a part to ensure more people can complete the course. Therefore, the course cost will be £96 per candidate. Additional funding is potentially available through local funding streams. Please get in touch with the team if you require support pursuing additional funding.

Course 1a (Online/Remote Delivery) – COURSE FULL

Course Commences* Week beginning – 29th March 2021
Online Group Call (1) Tuesday 6th April, 19:00 – 21:00
Online Group Call (2) Tuesday 27th April, 19:00 – 21:00
Course Completion** Week ending – 14th May 2021

Course 1b (Online/Remote Delivery):

Course Commences* Week beginning – 5th April 2021
Online Group Call (1) Tuesday 13th April, 19:00 – 21:00
Online Group Call (2) Tuesday 11th May, 19:00 – 21:00
Course Completion** Week ending – 28th May 2021

* Scottish Squash may add an additional short video call on week 1 as a welcome call and to allow the cohort/tutors to meet everyone. This call will not cover any specific course content however

**Course completion date will need to be flexible depending on any easing of Scottish Government Covid-19 restrictions to permit practical delivery areas which are required to be completed.