Preschool CPD Module

The preschool continuing professional development (CPD) course has replaced the previous UKCC Level 1 and 2 preschool courses. Existing qualifications are still valid, but we believe the new course is of great benefit to our clubs and coaches.

Course information



Learners must be 16 years by day 1 of the course and have a minimum of a level 1 in any discipline or gymnastics activity instructor qualification.

Face-to-face structure

Session 1 & 2 - each is 8 hours on course and include on course assessment. 

Once deemed fit for practice

Level 1 coaches will be able to assist in and level 2 coaches will be able to lead preschool classess immediately. 

Gymnast demonstrators

No demonstrators are required for this course. They are kindly provided for you. 


No mentor is required to complete this course. 


> See more course information on British Gymnastics

The CPD add on 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 is a two-day practical course and includes on-course assessment. If deemed fit for practice on your on-course assessment, 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.

The course comes with an on-course workbook with lots of handy pages to make notes. 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 is accessible through optional e-learning modules, key skills videos and downloadable resources, ensuring you have everything you need to deliver quality sessions.

The skills preschool children should and should not do are detailed in the guidance below.

Discipline Specific Syllabus & Prohibited Skills List

When you need a preschool qualification
Coaches in Scottish Gymnastics registered clubs do not need to hold a preschool qualification to run parent and toddler classes as this is covered under the club’s public liability. At whatever age the child no longer requires their parent to be with them in the gym is when the liability shifts to the club/coach. At this point, the child requires membership and coach requires preschool add-on qualification. While the qualification is not required for parent & toddler classes, it is advised that coaches have the qualification to assist with their running of the class.

Accessing your e-learning
If you have issues accessing e-learning in your academy, It is most likely that you have a GymNET profile which is attached to a ‘parent account’. Please send a different email address to The team will add this address to your profile and unlink the two accounts so you can access the elearning. Once this is done, you will be sent an email to your new address and may need to reset your password. When you log in, click on Academy and it will take you to your course.

When you can start to coach
You can coach in preschool classes immediately after being deemed fit for practice! You do not have to wait to receive your certificate before coaching. You will keep your fit for practice sign off sheet which can be used to evidence you have passed. 

Previous UKCC Level 1 & 2 preschool qualifications
You can still assist preschool classes with your level 1 preschool qualification and lead preschool classes with your level 2 preschool qualification.
Level 1 preschool qualification pathway – you can continue to assist in preschool classes with your level 1 preschool qualification. If you want to lead a preschool session, you need to complete a level 2 in another discipline and attend the preschool add-on module.