Aspiring Coaching Programme

Aspiring Coaching Programme

The Aspiring Coaching programme is available to all coaches of mini, youth and adult rugby who have completed the entry level Coaching Essentials course (or UKCC Level 1) or, have over 3 years of coaching experience, or is a qualified PE teacher. Coaches must be minimum 18 years of age to complete the course and must be actively coaching within a club or school.


The Aspiring Coaching programme aims to equip coaches with practical coaching skills and tools to enhance their coaching and the player experience, covering the following key areas:

  1. Skill acquisition and decision making
  2. Observation and feedback skills
  3. Creating the right environment
  4. Technical Blueprint ‘The Scottish Way’
  5. Reflective practice


During the 2020-21 season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Aspiring Coaching programme will be delivered via a mixture of taught online and face-to-face practical modules:

  • Module 1 – Taught online
  • Module 2 – Taught online
  • Module 3 – Taught online
  • Module 4 – Face-to-face practical

The face-to-face practical module will be delivered when it is safe to do so.

Download the course descriptor HERE.

Pre-Course Modules

All coaches must have completed the following before attending the course:


In conjunction with sportscotland, Scottish Rugby is able to subsidise the course cost for those coaches and teachers working within our member and associate clubs, schools and universities to grow the game at a price of £75.

Course Dates & Times

Course dates to be announced shortly.

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