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Coach Core

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We will add to our mailing list, you will be the first to hear when application re-open & we will let you know about other similar training programmes.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about Coach Core, please get in touch with our friendly staff.

0141 287 3665 or 0141 287 3588

Glasgow Sport Employability Programme

Coach Core is a full-time, year-long leadership, training and employability programme that focuses predominantly on young people living in Glasgow, aged 16 – 21 year old who are not in education, training or employment.
Since launching in 2013 in partnership with The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, 100% of participants (60 in total) have made positive progressions into employment and/ or further education with another 20 on the current cohort due to complete in August 2018.

What's involved?

Coach Core apprentices work a 30 hour a week contract, 15 hours of which is an individually tailored work programme to suit their interests. Apprentices assist the delivery of sports within schools, at community sports clubs, Glasgow Sport's own programmes and at local and city-wide events. Apprentices also come together on a bi-weekly basis to learn new skills, receive mentoring and be trained through various recognised qualifications and workshops including an SVQ level 2 in Sports Coaching (SCQF level 6).


  • Live within the Glasgow City Council boundary or have a Clyde Gateway postcode
  • Not already be in further education, employment or training.
  • Be aged 16 – 21 years old on initial application.
  • Be nominated by someone who can provide information for you in a learning / working / voluntary setting. 
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for sport.

Please note: Applicants do not require any formal qualifications to apply for Coach Core. Applicants should not have already completed the SQA Certificate of Work Readiness.

How do we apply?

See useful documents for FAQ and Coach Core Application Pack

***Coach Core is not currently open for applications***

However get in touch with our friendly staff by email and we can add you to our mailing list and keep in touch about other training opportunities, We will also let you know when applications re- open***


Useful documents