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Request a Course

Scottish Gymnastics will try to accommodate any requests by clubs or local authorities to run courses. For Scottish Gymnastics to put on a course, you will need to have a minimum number of learners and it will need to complement the other Scottish Gymnastics education courses on offer.

How to Request a Course

To request a course please complete the application form below:

You will need to:

  • Know the type and level of course you would like
  • Have the names and registration/membership number of all your learners who can attend
  • Have a suitable venue which has required equipment for the course
  • Provide date options to run the course and assessment (where required)

What courses can be requested?

Find out more about the courses you can request by clicking the links below:

Running A Course

Please see information below on what you need to do, course specifics and equipment information.

What do you need to do?

Candidates 
Source at least the minimum number of learner to attend the course that are available on your proposed dates.
Your learners will need to register on GymNET even if they are not taking membership to be enrolled onto the course and access the online resources.  
Your learners must be booked onto a course at least four weeks before the course starts and payment must be made in full at time of booking.
Find out more information in the courses information below.

Dates, Venue & equipment 
Source a venue that is available on the dates provided for both the course and assessment, where required. The venue must have the appropriate gymnastics or theory equipment for the course, see equipment requirements below.  
Provide specific dates (or days of the week) the venue and your learners are available so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 
Find out more information in the course information below.

Gymnast Demonstrators & Mentors
Some courses require you to provide gymnast demonstrators, you will find more information on the requirements under the specific course below.

Tutor and assessors – optional
You can contact local Scottish Gymnastics tutors and assessors for their availability when looking at potential dates. If you have found a date that works for you and the tutor/assessor please let us know. Don’t worry if you do not know any local tutors and assessors, we can look into this for you.

Level 1 and 2 Courses, and Level 3 Technical Modules

Candidates
– Level 1: 10 to 12 learners.
– Level 2: 8 to 12 learners.
– Level 3 Technical Modules: 8 to 12 learners.
You need to have sourced at least the minimum learners who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
Your learners will need to register on GymNET even if they are not taking membership to be enrolled onto the course. 
You will find information on the cost per learner here.

Dates, venue & equipment 
– Level 1: 2 practical course days (normally 9am to 5pm) and an assessment day around three months after the course.
– Level 2: 1 day theory and 3 days of practical delivery for the course (normally 9am to 5pm) and an assessment day around three months after the course.
– Level 3 technical module: 1 day practical course (normally 9am to 4pm) and an assessment day around three months after the course.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor and assessor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 
You must source a venue that is available on the dates provided for both the course and assessment, where required. The venue must have the appropriate gymnastics equipment for the discipline, see equipment requirements below.  

Mentor
Identify an appropriate and suitably qualified mentor(s) for the candidates where required.
– Level 1: Your mentor is required to hold a minimum of a level 2 coaching qualification, or equivalent, within the same discipline.
– Level 2: Your mentor is required to hold a level 2 qualification, or equivalent, and have begun their level 3 qualification within the same discipline.
– Level 3 Technical Modules: While no mentor is required for this course it would benefit the learner while practicing.
Learners cannot coach the skills within their course until they have successfully completed their assessment without a suitably qualified coach present, see the code of practice (p14).

Gymnast Demonstrators
– Level 1 and 2: Provide at least one gymnast of an appropriate standard per learner, ideally two or three. Gymnasts should have already taken part in a gymnastics class and be aware of the basic rules of the gym, e.g. appropriate dress and behaviour expected.
– Level 3 Technical Modules: Provide at least one gymnasts (acrobatic three or four), who the learners have spent time with developing the required level 3 skills. Gymnasts can be at varying levels in the skill development process and you should be able to show the planned physical preparation and progressions. At least one gymnast must be able to perform the whole skill with support for your assessment.

Gymnastics Activity Instructor

Candidates
You need 10 to 12 learners for a Gymnastics Activity Instructor course.
You need to have sourced at least 8 learner who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
Your learners will need to register on GymNET even if they are not taking membership to be enrolled onto the course. 
You will find information on the cost per learner here.

Dates, venue & equipment 
A level 2 course is one day theory and three days of practical delivery for the course (normally 9am to 5pm), this includes your fit for practice assessment.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 
You must source a venue that is available on the dates provided for the course. The venue must have the appropriate gymnastics equipment, see equipment requirements below.  

Mentor
While no mentor is required for this course it would benefit the learner after completion of the course.

Gymnast Demonstrators
No gymnast demonstrators are required for this course however, learners are required to participate in practical activities throughout the course if they are able. For example rolls, vaults, balances and group work. If your learners are not able to participate please let us know when requesting the course.

Preschool

Candidates
You need 10 to 12 learners for a Preschool course.
You need to have sourced at least 10 learner who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
Your learners will need to register on GymNET even if they are not taking membership to be enrolled onto the course. 
You will find information on the cost per learner here.

Dates, venue & equipment 
A preschool course is two day course (normally 9am to 5pm), this includes your fit for practice assessment.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 
You must source a venue that is available on the dates provided for the course. The venue must have the appropriate gymnastics equipment, see equipment requirements below.  

Mentor
While no mentor is required for this course it would benefit the learner after completion of the course.

Demonstrators & Chaperone
Provide preschool gymnasts and a chaperone for learners at the required times. For a 9am to 5pm course with 12 learners the number of gymnasts and the time they are required is:
– Day 1: six to eight gymnasts from 1.45pm to 2.45pm and 3.30pm to 4.30pm
– Day 2: 12 to 16 gymnasts from 1.15pm to 2pm and 2.30pm to 3.25pm.
A chaperone is required to register and sign out gymnasts before and after the course, and assist with toilet breaks and supervising the gymnasts throughout the session. This should ideally be someone who already has a relationship with the gymnasts. 

Learn to Coach


Candidates
You need 12 to 20 learners for a Learn to Coach course.
You need to have sourced at least 12 learner who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
Aimed at learners 12 years old and above.
You will find information on the cost per learner here.

Dates, venue & equipment 
A learn to coach course is 4.5 hours (normally 10am to 2.30pm)..
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 
You must source a venue that is available on the dates provided for the course. The venue must have the appropriate gymnastics equipment, see equipment requirements below.  

Mentor
While no mentor is required for this course it would benefit the learner after completion of the course.

Gymnast Demonstrators
No gymnast demonstrators are required for this course, learners are required to participate in some basic gymnastics skills. If they are unable to participate please let us know at time of requesting.

Coaching Children 5 to 12 Years old

An insight into the latest research to give coaches the knowledge to understand and connect better with gymnast between 5 and 12 years old.

Cost
Member cost – £30
Non-Member cost – £50

Learners
You can have 10 to 20 learners for this course, this is suitable for coaches of all levels.
You need to have sourced at least 10 learners who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
We would encourage you to connect with local clubs if you are unable to meet the minimum number.

Dates, venue and equipment
Delivery structure – Online 2 hours delivery
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 

Demonstrators
No gymnasts demonstrators are required for this course.

Coaching a Great Session

Inspiring coaches at all levels to be creative and imaginative to improve their coaching practice to make their sessions more engaging.

Cost
Member cost – £30
Non- member – £50

Learners
You can have 8 to 20 learners for this course, this is suitable for coaches of all levels.
You need to have sourced at least 8 learners who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
We would encourage you to connect with local clubs if you are unable to meet the minimum number.

Dates, venue and equipment
Delivery structure – 3 hours in person delivery
This course is delivered within a gymnastics hall with basic gymnastics equipment.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 

Demonstrators
No gymnasts demonstrators are required for this course.

Coaching Teenagers

For coaches to understanding how the teenage brain works and how to create the best possible coaching environment for teenage gymnasts.

Cost
Member cost – £40
Non-Member cost – £60

Learners
You can have 10 to 20 learners for this course, this is suitable for all coaches working with teenage gymnasts.
You need to have sourced at least 10 learners who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
We would encourage you to connect with local clubs if you are unable to meet the minimum number.

Dates, venue and equipment
Delivery structure – two 2 hour online or in-person sessions.
This course can be delivered online or in person. In person deliver requires a classroom setting with a flip chart and projector.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 

Demonstrators
No gymnasts demonstrators are required for this course.

Coaching the Person in Front of You

This workshop aims at give you the tools to understand and connect with your gymnasts at all levels, and we’ll help you to design and create an environment where you and your gymnasts can thrive.

Cost
Member cost – £30
Non-Member cost – £50

Learners
You can have 10 to 20 learners for this course, this is suitable for coaches of all levels.
You need to have sourced at least 10 learners who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
We would encourage you to connect with local clubs if you are unable to meet the minimum number.

Dates, venue and equipment
Delivery structure – Online (2 hours) or in person (3 hours) delivery available.
This course can be delivered online or in person. In person deliver requires a classroom setting with a flip chart and projector.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 

Demonstrators
No gymnasts demonstrators are required for this course.


Introduction to Mentoring

This workshop aims at upskilling anyone responsible for mentoring coaches at any levels. You will learn the basic skills you need to raise self awareness in others and generate key insights into coaching behaviour and practice, which will generate feedback.

Cost
Member cost – FREE
Non-Member cost – £50

Learners
You can have 10 to 20 learners for this course, this is suitable for anyone involved in mentoring.
You need to have sourced at least 10 learners who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
We would encourage you to connect with local clubs if you are unable to meet the minimum number.

Dates, venue and equipment
Delivery structure – Online (3 hours) or in person (3 to 4 hours) delivery available.
This course can be delivered online or in person. In person deliver requires a classroom setting with a flip chart and projector.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and the venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible. 

Demonstrators
No gymnasts demonstrators are required for this course.

Leadership Award

The leadership award consists of four modules focusing on the basic skills a leader needs to lead others in any sport or activity, with learning delivered within a gymnastics context.

Find out more about the course here

Dates, venue and equipment:
Delivery is totally flexible. It can be completely offered in person either as two days of activity or broken into shorter sessions. Alternatively we can offer a hybrid model where some of the learning is offered online through zoom with only part of the course delivered ‘in the room’ together as a practical session.
The club is responsible for organising the venue if required.

Cost
Member cost – £25
Non-Member cost – £35
The club is responsible and will agree a payment with the tutor.

Booking process:
The booking process for this course is different as tutors are not contracted to Scottish Gymnastics.
– Complete the request a course application.
– Scottish Gymnastics will send you the course booking form and give you contact details for your local tutors, for you to arrange a time that suits and agree costs.
– Once confirmed complete the booking form and Scottish Gymnastics will arrange to send the relevant resources out for the course.

You have an in-house tutor or have already arranged a course with a tutor:
Please contact coacheducation@scottishgymnastics.org to book your course and organise your resources.

Safeguarding for young leaders

It is everyone’s responsibility to respond to any wellbeing or protection issues involving a child or young person. This includes young leaders working with children and young people in their clubs as they also need to know how to respond to a child or young person who may be in need of help. This training course is aimed at young leaders between 13 to 15 years of age and covers a range of topics regarding reporting concerns and keeping people safe.

Cost
Member cost – £26
Non-Member cost – £26

Learners
This course is suitable for all young leaders aged 13-15 years of age and a maximum of 20 learners can book on the course.
You need to have sourced at least 8 learners who are available to attend the course on your proposed dates.
We would encourage you to connect with other local clubs if you are unable to meet the minimum number or fill the full course.
We will also open the course up for bookings to our wider members through our website.

Dates, venue and equipment
The delivery structure is a 2 hour in-person session.
This course is delivered in person only and would ideally be held in a classroom type setting with a wall that can be projected onto.
You will need to look at the availability of your learners and venue and provide specific dates (or days of the week) that you would like the course to run so we try to source a tutor to best suit your needs. Please provide as many options as possible.

Equipment Requirements


Theory requirements:
Courses that require theory space, Level 2 – day 1, Gymnastics Activity Instructor – day 1, Learn to coach – two hours*, Preschool – mornings*
Classroom set up with tables and chairs. White wall or screen to project on to. Projector (desirable)Flip chart, pens (desirable)
*Dependant on tutor this may be delivered within a gymnastics hall.

Acrobatic Course Requirements
Level 1
12m x 12m matted floor area, safety mats (minimum of four), training aids (tables/platforms, boxes, benches, blocks), music / audio facilities
Level 2
Level 1 requirements AND rebound equipment (trampoline, DMT, trampette), overhead rig, balance blocks/pedestals

General Course Requirements
Level 1
12m x 12m matted floor area, vaulting apparatus, springboards (minimum of 2), safety mats (minimum of four), high bar, low bar, A-bars, bench (two minimum), floor beam, beam, spotting blocks (two minimum), hand apparatus (balls, bean bags, hoops or skipping ropes), training aids (benches, elastics, inclines etc)
Level 2 
Level 1 requirements AND shiny bar, trampette, trampoline

Men’s Artistic Course Requirements
Level 1
12m x 12m floor area with 25mm depth, vaulting apparatus and springboards (minimum of two different tensions), safety mats (minimum of four), low pommel horse (two minimum), one handle mushroom, full height mushroom (two minimum) floor mushroom, full size parallel bars, rings (full size and adjustable), low bar, high bar, shiny bar, spotting blocks (two minimum), trampette, pommel bucket, training aids (benches, elastics, inclines etc)
Level 2 
Level 1 requirements AND trampoline

Rhythmic Course Requirements
Level 1 & 2
10m x 10m matted floor area, hand apparatus; hoops, ropes, clubs, ribbons, balls, ballet barre, mirrored wall, music/audio facilities

TeamGym Course Requirements
Level 1 
12m x 12m matted floor area, TeamGym trampette (two minimum) vaulting apparatus, safety mats, trampoline, music/audio facilities, trampoline, tumble track to soft land or pit, trampette/vault to soft land or pit 
Level 2
Level 1 apparatus AND vaulting table

Trampoline Course Requirements
Level 1
Minimum hall height of five metres, minimum of two trampolines and end decks, spotting/push in mats, mats to surround apparatus, floor mats for warm up and physical preparation
Level 2
Level 1 requirements AND rig/belt

Tumbling Course Requirements
Level 1
10m x 10m matted floor area, tumble track, safety mats, coaching blocks, rig/belts
Level 2
Level 1 requirements AND fast track into pit, springboards

Women’s Artistic Course Requirements
Level 1
12m x 12m matted floor area 25mm depth, vaulting apparatus and springboards (minimum of two different tensions), safety mats, low and high barm asymmetric bars, shiny bar, beam, floor beams, trampette, vault table, 60cm blocks (two minimum), music/audio facilities, training aids (benches, elastics, inclines etc)
Level 2
Level 1 requirements AND trampoline

Learn To Coach Course Requirements
Classroom space with projector (two hours), this could be delivered in the gym if space and white wall to project on to, projector (desired). Hall space with large matted floor area, safety mats and coaching blocks.

Preschool CPD Add on Module Course Requirements
Essential Equipmen
t
10m x 10m matted floor area with 25mm depth, vaulting apparatus (platform section box or equivalent), springboards (junior desirable), music/audio facilities, safety mats (four minimum), hoops, balls, bean bags (12 minimum for each), mini bouncer/trampette, bench (two minimum)
Desirable Equipment
floor beam, low bar or junior bars, floor bar, hand equipment – ribbon, feathers, scarves, tap sticks (12 minimum of each), parachute, small appararus (hop scotch, ladder, wobble board, tunnel, spots), soft play shapes (wedges, steps, cubes etc), trampoline

Gymnastics Activity Instructor Course Requirements
Essential equipment
10m x 10m floor area 25mm depth, springboards (full sized, not junior), slope/wedge/incline, safety mats (two minimum), benches (two minimum), trampet (not a mini bouncer or circular mini trampoline), vaulting platform of varying heights, hand apparatus – hoops, balls, ropes, ribbons and bean bags (12 minimum of each),  music/audio facility
Desirable Equipment
Climbing or hanging equipment (bars, p-bars, rings, ropes, wall bars, climbing frame), other rebound equipment (trampoline, air track, fast track, sweet spots), other balance equipment (varying sizes of beams), and any hand apparatus (feathers, scarves, tapping sticks)

What Can You Expect From Scottish Gymnastics:

  • we will advertise the course on our website and to other clubs/local authorities if you cannot fill the course: this must be at least three months before the course starts. The course must meet minimum numbers required by the closing date (4 weeks in advance) for the course to go ahead. 
  • we will provide a qualified professional tutor to deliver the course and an assessor for the assessment, where applicable.
  • we will provide all course resources for the candidates.
  • we will provide administration for the course in full, providing SQA certificates where applicable.
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