Coach Education Courses

Hi all,

We have just had confirmation from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure/SFA regards bespoke Coach Education Courses for Giffnock SC and three other local East Renfrewshire clubs. Given some of the dates are in the very near future we wanted to get this initial communication out to everyone asap. The upcoming registrations of the small sided teams etc. necessitates the short turnaround for the 1.1/1.2 courses to try to accommodate anyone who requires these qualifications, as per normal guidelines i.e you must have completed a 1.1 to be able to participate in a 1.2 etc for that pathway.

The agreed bespoke courses are as follows:-

ERCL Focus Club Bespoke Football Coach Education

  • Children’s Pathway 1.1 Early Touches 
    • Fri 26 January & Fri 2 February 2018 – St Lukes HS (indoor) – 6pm to 9pm
    • Booking request for this course closes 12 noon Thursday 25th January 2018

  • Children’s Pathway 1.2 Coaching Young Footballers 
    • Sun 04 & 11 February 2018 – St Clares Primary School – 9.30am to 3.30pm
    • Booking request for this course closes 5pm Thursday 1st February 2018

  • Main Pathway 1.1 Development Activities 
    • Fri 26 January & Fri 2 February 2018 – St Lukes HS (outdoor) – 6pm to 9pm
    • Booking request for this course closes 12 noon Thursday 25th January 2018

  • Scottish FA Player Pathway In-Service (4v4 / 5v5 / 7v7)
    • Saturday 24th February 2018, Barrhead High School / Cowan Park 3G Pitch – Registration 9.15am / In-service begins 9.30am to 12.30pm

  • Main Pathway 1.2 Coaching Footballers 13+ 
    • Sun 29 April 2018 – St Clare’s Primary School – 9.30am – 3.30pm
    • *Part two of the course will take place at club between 30th Apr – 4th May* one date per club only
    • Booking request for this course closes 5pm Wednesday 25th April 2018. (You will be contacted individually nearer the time to organise the club visit part two of the course)

  • Scottish FA 1.3 Coaching in the Game 
    • Tues 5, Thurs 7 & Tues 12 June – ERCL Office, Barrhead – 6pm – 9.30pm
    • Booking request for this course closes 10am Monday 4th June 2018

Anyone requiring to book a place on any of the above listed Coach Education Courses please email the following address with your name, D.O.B, SFA ID number (if you have one) and required course:-

  • giffnockscfootballdevelopment@
  • Subject to availability, you will receive an email back confirming you are booked on the course – you will NOT book this via your SFA Live site, Giffnock SC will book you on this (this info is sent separately since a bespoke course) and pay this centrally via Giffnock SC
  • Failure to attend/complete the course once booked/confirmed will result in the appropriate coach/age group being invoiced for the full amount of the course fee as Giffnock SC (or if coach has paid for any reason themselves) will not be refunded for late cancellation

Please note as well there is a new mandatory SFA pre-requisite that has just been introduced for anyone wishing to book onto any SFA Coach Education Course which is the new E-Learning Course (free) – Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football. This will require to be completed before attending any of the above courses. To complete this online course please click on the following link below for instructions, this is accessed through your own SFA Live site login, if you do not have an SFA Live login please email giffnockscfootballdevelopment@ for instructions on how to get one CLICK HERE:-

There will be further communications regarding Giffnock SC Coach Education requirements/processes moving forward. These will follow in due course.

Many thanks,

Giffnock SC Football Development