UKCC Coach Education Funding
sportscotland recognises the importance of new coaches coming into sport and the need for accessible, affordable coaching courses to be available to them. 2013/14 sees the continuation of UKCC funding to support the recruitment of new coaches and the continued development of existing coaches.
For more information on how to access this funding just get in touch with your sports development officer and they will point you in the right direction to access the substantial subsidies available from both sportscotland and Glasgow Sport.
Just a wee note - The cost of UKCC course are subject to change and should be clarified with the relevant officer.
So What’s Different?
We have made a few changes just to make the process a bit smoother. Candidates are now required to complete an application form and meet the criteria set out to access funding towards the cost of UKCC endorsed qualifications.
Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can access funding of up to £150 or 50% per person of the course fee, whichever is lower. Group applications can be submitted when two or more individuals from the same organisation / club are applying for a course.
We need all applications to be made at least four weeks prior to the start of the course; unfortunately we can't accept retrospective applications.
Visit www.sportscotland.org.uk for further information and an application form.
Are you or your group eligible?
Applicants should demonstrate some coaching activity within six months of applying for the subsidy (minimum activity supported will be once per month or an average of 12 sessions per year).
The course being attended must take place in Scotland and be registered with the SQA. Applicants should evidence what impact this qualification will have on their school, club or community. (We would be looking for this information to be included in your Applicant Support Information section of the application form.)
What else do I need to do?
- Coaches are advised to register/become a member of their respective Sports Governing Body. Some sports require this to be done prior to being allowed on coach education courses.
- Check with your club / school / community group that they are happy to support your application, as you must supply their contact details and this will be verified.
What happens after I apply?
Once your application is received, sportscotland will check you meet the eligibility criteria and email the decision to you within 10 working days of receipt of your application.
For further information or if you have any questions about the sportscotland subsidy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 534 6500.