Continuous Personal Development (CPD)

Pre-School Add On

We have created a new Preschool Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, which has replaced the Level 1 and 2 Preschool. Existing qualifications are still be valid, but we believe the new course is of great benefit to our clubs and coaches.
The new CPD course is available to all Level 1 coaches and above, offering the ability to qualify and deliver preschool activity much quicker than before. The course length has been reduced to a two-day practical course and includes on-course assessment. If the criteria for on-course assessment is met, Level 1 coaches will be able to assist in and Level 2 coaches will be able to lead preschool classes immediately.

Please note, the Scottish Gymnastics Code of Conduct states that there should be at least two qualified coaches present at all times during training sessions. One minimum Level 2, plus one appropriately-qualified assistant coach in the disciplines being offered.

Course information

The logbook has been replaced by an on-course workbook with lots of handy pages to make notes. We have also removed the need to have a formal mentor and attendance will provide lots of hands on experience with preschool gymnasts. The course is in-depth and covers delivery to both adult and child, and independent preschool children.
There will also be full digital support available before, during and after successful course completion, which will be accessible through optional eLearning modules, key skills videos and downloadable resources, ensuring you have everything you need to deliver quality sessions.

We are often asked what skills preschool children shouldn’t do, so we have created a ‘prohibited skills list’. Although this information has always been provided through courses and course materials, we want to make the content more accessible for our coaches and clubs. 

Please check our FAQs if you have any questions.

Online CPD

The first course available to all coaches is an introduction to Sport Psychology in conjunction with Adam Morris at Believe Perform.  Adam has tailored the course specifically for Gymnastics coaches with the course focusing mainly on developing an understanding of the key theory behind the breadth of sport psychology practices.

How you access the course:

The new courses will be delivered using an online platform called Udemy (  Once you have successfully opened a free account with Udemy, contact the Education Team at for your link and password to access the specific course.

As a commitment to our membership Scottish Gymnastics are offering the first online course for free for all coaches.