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.

We can deliver our level 1 course through two different delivery styles ensuring a flexible approach to suit your needs and also cater for squash clubs/facilities in our remote communities.

Delivery Method 1: Face-to-face Learning

Delivering in this form means that the course will take 1 day for candidates to complete. You will be required to attend the course on a specific day at a set location. We aim to deliver our face-to-face level 1 courses at various venues across Scotland.

If you would like to enquire about holding a level at your facility/club please contact us to discuss further.

Delivery Method 2: Online/Remote Learning

As a result of the covid-19 pandemic we realised 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 two online group sessions and work with a local qualified coach on the practical elements allowing them to achieve the same qualification.

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/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

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.


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 FULL

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.

Course Registration:

Places for the above coaching courses have now been filled. Please contact us to be added to the waiting list for either course or to be added to our mailing list about future courses.

Course 1a. closing date: Friday 12th March, 12noon – COURSE FULL

Course 1b. closing date: Friday 19th March, 12noon – COURSE FULL


“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