Level 1 Coaching Course

Our level 1 course develops coaches to deliver squash to groups of beginners. This course is ideal if you’re an aspiring coach with limited or no experience in coaching. This course is also great for parents or squash leaders who are keen to help out with the coaching or increasing participation at your local club or facility.

Delivery Method: Online/Remote Learning

We realise the way in which people learn, work and engage in coach development may have changed and therefore we have adapted our level 1 course to be delivered in an online and remote format. Candidates that sign up to complete their level 1 course this way will attend four online group sessions and work with a local qualified coach on the practical elements allowing them to achieve the same qualification.

Delivery Method: Face-to-face Learning

Delivering in this form means that the course will take 1 day for candidates to complete the main elements of the course. You will be required to attend the course on a specific day at a set location and complete some online learning components.

About the course

  • Deliver a well organised safe, fun and inspiring squash coaching session to a group of players
  • Coach basic technique
  • Identify simple fault diagnosis and shot correction
  • Aged 16 years or older
  • Face-to-face learning. This method of delivery will include:
    • 1 day course (7 hours approx. including lunch break)
    • Online elements through Brightspace
  • Online/remote learning. This method of delivery will include:
    • 2x group video calls (approx. 2 hours each) lead by the course tutor(s)
    • 2x practical session delivery in your local club/facility supported by a local qualified and licenced coach (approx. 1 hour each)
    • Additional course work (approx. 1 hour)
  • £160 per person

Additional Funding

Local funding support are sometimes available in areas of Scotland to support individuals with coach education costs, especially volunteer coaches. If you require further support exploring these potential options please contact us and our team will be happy to help.

Sport for Life, sportscotland’s corporate strategy, sets out a commitment to inclusion, which underpins everything they do. This is brought to life by the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) approach, which aims to diversify the coaching workforce and ensure the inclusion of under-represented groups and people with protected characteristics within coaching. In line with this strategy, sportscotland have released funds for Governing Bodies to apply for.

Scottish Squash have successfully accessed funding for season 23/24 through the sportscotland EDI subsidy fund. In line with our strategy, this subsidy will focus on some under represented groups in squash, particularly Women & Girls and Young People (U35) as well as support players from island communities across Scotland. 

Details of the fund are as follows;

  • Level 1a, 1b, 1e Courses 

Women and Girls – 60% of these courses will be subsidised.

Young People (U35) – 60% of these courses will be subsidised.

Island Communities – 60% of these courses will be subsidised.

  • Level 1c, Women and Girls Only

Women and Girls – 80% of this course will be subsidised.

  • Level 1d, Young People Only

Young People (U35) – 80% of this course will be subsidised.

This subsidy will be automatically applied to your invoice on sign up. Should you have any questions about this fund, please contact Scottish Squash Workforce Development Manager, Kevin Moran at kevin.moran@scottishsquash.org

Level 1 Course Details 2023/24

This course is suitable for Women and Girls, People Under 35 & People from Rural Areas in Scotland.

  • Call 1 – 25th March, 8pm-9pm
  • Call 2 – 1st April, 7pm-9pm
  • Call 3 – 22nd April, 7pm-9pm
  • Call 4 – 13th May, 8pm-9pm

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Spaces are limited.


“This course was fun and informative, delivered in a relaxed and informal manner by former British Open Champion Paul Carter. A thoroughly enjoyable day which went quick. I couldn’t recommend this course enough.” 

Willie Irvine
Level 2 Coach, Forthill Community Sports Club, Dundee