BSc Developing Athletes Through Professional Practice

Scottish Gymnastics is delighted to announce the launch of our new BSc Developing Athletes through Professional Practice as part of our commitment to support the development of world-class coaches through bespoke programmes across a number of gymnastics disciplines.

This undergraduate degree in conjunction with Edinburgh Napier University and supported by sportscotland, is the first of its kind in the UK, and focuses on developing high-quality coaches who can operate at any level, and acts as advanced CPD to bridge the gap between Level 3 and Level 4 coaches.

Here are some quick facts about the programme:

• Course is open to all gymnastics disciplines
• Acts as advanced CPD to bridge the gap between Level 3 and Level 4 coaches.
• 2-year course made up of five modules
• 22 contact days with Edinburgh Napier University
• Heavily subsidised by Scottish Gymnastics for each applicant residing and coaching in Scotland
• Applicants to be at BG Level 3 and above
• Interested candidates should have evidence of prior learning equivalent of HND, HNC, SVQ 3 and above (in any subject/profession) or alternatively be able to demonstrate academic ability through pre-programme activities

You’ll find full information about the programme and application process here


Applications must be lodged by 9am Tuesday 1 August.

You'll find online application form here 

Please contact Giles Lomax at or 07825 300 897 and he will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the programme.