Course Descriptors


Archery Leaders Award – Scottish Archery
This course offers advice on safety, range set-up, different forms of archery, shooting styles, performance selection, care and maintenance of equipment.


Adapted Sportshall – scottishathletics
This workshop will demonstrate how to adapt equipment to include children with a disability into various sessions and classes.

Coaching Athletes with a Disability
Workshop designed for coaches interested in or already working with athletes with a disability, covering disability awareness, communication, classification and competition.

Disability Athletics – Coach Workshop
Designed for coaches interested in or already working with athletes with a disability and covering disability awareness, classification, competition and practical sessions.

Elevating Athletics – scottishathletics
Looking at adaptation and modification and featuring hands-on experience with club participants.

Sprints Workshop
Provides delegates with an opportunity to work with athletes with disabilities in developing their sprint technique.

Throws Workshop
Explores the disciplines of club, shot, discus and javelin and alternative training implements and addresses techniques, position and strapping.

Wheelchair Racing Coaching Clinic
A clinic for athletes to explore pushing techniques and drills, and coaches to gain greater understanding of coaching wheelchair racers.


Coaching Badminton to Players with Physical Impairments – BADMINTONscotland
Aimed at Level 1 and 2 coaches who would like to gain knowledge and practical experience of working with badminton players with physical impairments.


Boccia Development Workshop
Offers delegates interested in boccia the opportunity to learn more about coaching, officiating and classification.

Boccia Leaders Award
Provides coaches, teachers and volunteers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to introduce boccia to players with a wide range of abilities.

Level 1 Award in Officiating Boccia
Provides the necessary knowledge for boccia refereeing and officiating, containing a mixture of theory and practical and an assessment.

Boccia UKCC Level 1
A three day course covering planning and preparation, communication and demonstration, observation, analysis and evaluation.

Boccia UKCC Level 2
Aimed at Level 1 coaches and covering fundamental technical skills, running effective sessions, roles and responsibilities, tactical development, planning, evaluation and competition management.


Bowls Coach Education Workshop
Aimed at bowls coaches or individuals delivering sessions to disabled bowlers.

Bowls Inclusion: Youth

Carpet Bowls Development Workshop
Offers an introduction to carpet bowls for players with disabilities, covering classification, rules, delivery styles and positions.

Disability Bowls Development Workshop
Concentrates on lawn and indoor bowls for players with a disability.


Classification and Disability Sport – an Introduction
Provides an introduction to classification and its importance in disability sport, at local, national and international level across different sports.


Introduction to Coaching Wheelchair Curling – Royal Caledonian Curling Club
Theory and practical sessions combined to offer insight into key elements and safety considerations of wheelchair curling.

Wheelchair Curling: Coaching Beginners – Royal Caledonian Curling Club
An introduction to wheelchair curling combining theory and practical sessions.


UK Disability Inclusion Training
An introduction to disability sport in Scotland recognising perceptions and experiences, identifying terminology and communication, articulating current legislation, outlining barriers, identifying participation opportunities and providing further contacts.
Sport specific courses include:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon


Coaching Footballers with Disabilities – Scottish FA
Practical and workshop teaching methods offer coaches an insight into how best to deliver football coaching to players with different impairments and abilities.


Disability Judo Development Workshop
Exploring the concept of Judo for All, with an emphasis on players with a physical, sensory or learning disability. Qualifies for JudoScotland’s CPD points.


Pool Workshop – Introduction to Disability Swimming
A combination of practical and classroom based, exploring safety skills, appropriate supports, learner progression, communication and disability swimming.

Coaching Disabled Swimmers – Scottish Swimming
Recommended for Level 1, 2 and 3 coaches and provides a theoretical basis for coaches to better understand the needs of disabled swimmers.

Inclusive Swimming Coaching
Participants will work on poolside with performance disability swimmers to learn about divisioning, challenges encountered, different impairments, classification and competition pathways.

Inclusive Swimming Teaching – Scottish Swimming
The course is aimed at anyone who is teaching aquatic activities, and will give them practical and theoretical knowledge to help ensure that their sessions are inclusive to all swimmers with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. For further information and to book a place on this course, please contact Nicola Curwood, Executive Officer at Scottish Swimming:

Teaching Swimmers with a Disability – Scottish Swimming
Designed to provide teachers with the confidence to work with swimmers with disabilities. 3 CPD points.

Teaching Swimming to Disabled Children – Scottish Swimming
Recommended for UKCC Level 1 and 2 teachers.

Stroke Technique
Investigates and discusses current thinking around stroke development in swimmers with a disability.


Table Tennis Disability Awareness and Coach Master Class
Concentrates on disability awareness, considering perceptions, overcoming barriers and modifying / adapting for table tennis.


Tennis Disability Awareness – Tennis Scotland
One day course developing understanding of practical considerations of working with players with disabilities and looking at practical adaptations.


Para-Triathlon Volunteers Course


Disability Inclusion Training: Walking
A partnership with Paths for All, developed to raise awareness of disability issues to help planning and leading health walks.


Wheelchair Basketball Leader Award – basketballscotland
A predominantly practical course suitable for teachers, physiotherapists, sport and community development officers, players, coaches, youth leaders and parents, to gain an understanding of how to safely and knowledgeably introduce fundamental skills to young and novice players.


Coaching Matters Conference
An informal opportunity for coaches at performance level to be inspired, learn from each other and share their experiences.

Disability Awareness: Hearing Impairment – National Deaf Children’s Society
This workshop will help you to find out how you can genuinely include deaf children and young people in your sports activity.

How to Coach Disabled People in Sport – Sports Coach UK
Introductory level workshop tackling FAQs about how to work with disabled sportspeople.

How to Identify and Include Children and Young People with a Disability in Sport
This course provides learners with understanding of impairments and the importance of inclusion as well as the opportunity to observe and work with pupils with a variety of impairments.

Inclusive Coaching – Sports Coach UK
A follow-on from How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, encouraging delegates to develop their coaching knowledge and expertise.

Parents’ Workshop – Positive Coaching Scotland
Practical tools and examples to help parents support children in the sporting environment.

Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Coaches – Sports Coach UK
Designed to support professionals and volunteers with direct responsibility for recruiting, developing and retaining coaches and volunteers.

Safeguarding in Sport
Suitable for coaches and volunteers in contact with children, exploring the code of conduct and basic information on recognising and responding to concerns.

Strength and Conditioning – Introductory Workshop
Provides and introduction to strength and conditioning for people working with athletes with a disability, reviewing activities and exercises and considering adaptations.