Coaching Academy: Edinburgh Leisure

We are now welcoming applications for our Coaching Academy in 2024.


Edinburgh Leisure’s Coaching Academy 2024 will provide nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful learners to lead safe, purposeful, and enjoyable sport/physical activity within our programmes. This will assist young people to learn new skills for the job market, using the capacity of sport coaching to help transform their lives, increase motivation, encourage learning and support their personal development. 

The project is targeted at young people aged 16-24 years and fully funded through Edinburgh Leisure Sports Development & Active Communities.

What is involved ?

The 2024 intake will be limited to 16 candidates with learning focussed on studying for a sport leadership qualification and sports specific coaching course qualifications. 

Week 1

Candidates will gain the SCQF Sports Leaders Level 5 qualification starting Monday 1st to Friday 5th July at Meadowbank Sports Centre delivered by Edinburgh Leisure staff.

The Sports Leaders sessions use sport to deliver fun and engaging physical activities with other attendees. Candidates will plan, lead and evaluate sports/physical activity sessions over a number of tutored hours and then demonstrate their leadership skills as part of an assessment.

Week 2

The following Monday 8th to Thursday 11th July will include National Governing Body Coach Education qualifications in Badminton, Netball, Athletics and Football.

All dates must be attended.

Post Course

Participants will be signposted volunteering opportunities within sports venues and holiday programme provision, where they will be immersed in all aspects of the Sport and Leisure coaching environment. This can lead to employment opportunities within Edinburgh Leisure with all course candidates offered the opportunity of interview.

Recruitment of candidates

Please share with your local groups and young people that you feel would be applicable.

We are looking for candidates with a passion for sport, enthusiasm for learning and looking for a new opportunity.

Online registration form. 

Registration closes on Friday 31st May 2024 at 5.00pm.

Further Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to our recruitment session on Friday 14th June 2024

Emails of successful confirmation will be sent on Monday 17th June 2024.

Date published: 1 May 2024
Date updated: 1 May 2024


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