Development course for coaches

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West Lothian Council is hosting the first sports coach education and continuous professional development (CPD) on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17.

The aim of the event, at Armadale Community Sport Hub, is to provide coaches with the opportunity to attend a number of essential and optional CPD workshops during one weekend, making it a convenient and cost-friendly way to update and up-skill their coaching knowledge.

The weekend pass is £40 with a buffet lunch included. There are nine workshops including: Emergency First Aid for Sports Coaches, Safeguarding and Protecting Children, How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, and Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS). Day passes are also available for £25.

Executive councillor for culture and leisure Dave King commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for sports coaches to take advantage of coming together to learn and also to update their skills. With nine workshops over the weekend, people will be able to tailor the experience to their specific needs. Condensing the courses into one weekend also helps to keep the cost down for everyone.

“The work of local sports coaches at a grassroots level is vital in bringing forward sporting stars to participate in events like this year’s Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games in the future. ”

To book your place and for further information, please visit:, call: Jordan Shirley, Sports Development Officer, 07876 390418, or email:

Places on each course are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, and each course has limited space.