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

sportscotland Coach Subsidy

sportscotland offer coach subsidy for recognised Scottish Governing Body of Sport coaching qualifications. We encourage all candidates to apply for this support. Candidates can apply for 40% of full course cost (with a maximum value of £75).

Full details and online application for the subsidy can be found on the sportscotland website. Please note you must submit your application at least four weeks before your course is due to start.

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.


At the moment there are no confirmed Level 1 Coaching Courses. Please check back for future level 1 coaching course dates. Alternatively, please e-mail info@scottishsquash.org or use our ‘Contact us‘ form to register your interest and receive updates on future courses.


“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