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Scottish Golf is committed to providing education and training to those involved in the running and administration of affiliated clubs, through workshops and seminars.

Our ongoing education programme is designed to help your club improve the way it runs its business and keep up to date with changing legislation and compliance requirements, using the experience of our staff, partner organisations and best practice from other clubs. We provide support to a wide range of personnel at your club, from managers and secretaries, to committee volunteers and junior coaches, with representatives from more than 350 clubs benefiting in 2019.

Our aim is to give you the knowledge and guidance to run your club more effectively and give you the tools to do your job better, whether you are a paid employee or a willing volunteer. This section will also signpost you to our partner organisations who work with us to provide more specific training.

Recent education topics have included marketing, governance, handicapping, junior development, first aid and child wellbeing and protection.

Forthcoming Education Events

  • Get into Golf Workshops
  • Child Protection & Wellbeing in Sport
  • Child Protection & Wellbeing in Sport: Safeguarding Officer
  • Emergency First Aid

Upcoming Club Education Events

To support clubs, Scottish Golf are delivering a series of free-to-attend Get into Golf workshops in 2020, giving Clubs insight into what the Get into Golf programme is as well as how your club can introduce new people to the game.

At the workshops, you will be able to learn from other Clubs who have been involved with Get into Golf and understand how it has helped them to increase female membership, create an inclusive environment, introduce flexible or social memberships and much more.

These workshops are free-to-attend for all affiliated Scottish Golf Clubs.

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Club Management

MDP Level 2

15 -19 February 2021

Stirling

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Stress Management Workshop

26 February

Dunblane New GC

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MDP Level 1

26 – 30 October

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Introduction to Club Management

11 – 13 March

North Berwick

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Funding for Club Management Education

Scottish Golf works in partnership with the Scottish Golf & Club Managers Association to support education for those in club management or senior club committee roles. The SGCMA puts together an annual calendar of education events, including the CMAE’s Management Development Programme (MDP) to provide the necessary support for all Club Managers throughout Scotland to benefit from first class education and networking opportunities.

Through Scottish Golf support, the SGCMA provides bursaries to affiliated club managers and staff to part-fund paid for education, including attendance on MDP Level 1 and 2 courses, as well as the Introduction to Club Management Course. If you would like to be considered for a Bursary, please contact Craig Bell, SGCMA Secretary, via e-mail on secretary@sgcma.co.uk with details of which course you are planning to attend. The maximum bursary is £500 per club.

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The former UK Coaching Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop has been discontinued and replaced with Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport (CWPS), created by sportscotland in partnership with Children 1st to refresh and update the content to reflect changes in society and sport and be more relevant for current coaching practice.

Taking a blended learning approach, the main change is the inclusion of an eLearning (Module 1) which is theory-based, followed by a three-hour face-to-face (or virtual face-to-face) training course (Module 2) that puts the learning from Module 1 into context and practice.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all adults involved in golf clubs, facilities and organisations that have participants under the age of 18.  It is targeted at all practitioners, ie all coaches, volunteers, helpers and staff over the age of 16 working and volunteering with children and young people.  It is also suitable for committee members and staff involved in the support and supervision of such practitioners to gain a better understanding of the processes involved.

Module 1 – eLearning Virtual Classroom

The CWPS eLearning Module 1 MUST be completed by learners before attending Module 2 (for both face-to-face and virtual workshops).

The link for Module 1 is automatically sent to candidates within the Eventbrite confirmation email on completion of booking.

NB:  Learners must make sure that they register their details via the learner details link at the end of Module 1 to ensure they receive their certificate upon successful completion of both modules.

The aim of the eLearning module is to introduce you to the basic theory, knowledge and practice that underpin child wellbeing and protection in sport and will help you to prepare for the face-to-face element of the training.

Module 2 – Face-to-face workshop

The Module 2 workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse and provide you with the tools and confidence to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise.

Due to the current health crisis, all planned face-to-face Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport and Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport: Safeguarding Officer (formerly In Safe Hands) courses have been replaced with online virtual courses where possible. Where this was not possible, unfortunately those courses have had to be cancelled.

Online virtual classroom: 

2 April – 6pm  – Book here

17 April – 6pm – Book here

30 April – 6pm – Book here

26 August – 6pm – Book here

1 December – 6pm – Book here

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This three-hour workshop supports clubs to put safeguarding policies into practice.

It is most suitable for those in the role of Club Safeguarding Officer but is also relevant for those responsible for managing or organising the club.

Pre-requisite for eligibility to attend this course: Participants attending this workshop must first have completed a basic awareness course in child protection such as the Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport training or equivalent.

Due to the current health crisis, all planned face-to-face Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport and Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport: Safeguarding Officer (formerly In Safe Hands) courses have been replaced with online virtual courses where possible. Where this was not possible, unfortunately those courses have had to be cancelled. 

Upcoming courses:

23 April – 6pm – Online Course – Book here

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Emergency First Aid at Work for Golf is relevant for all those working, playing and volunteering at a golf club and will equip them to deal with emergency medical situations confidently. It is also relevant for anyone requiring an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Certificate as the seven-hour course covers all topics required in the standard HSE recognised EFAW course. It includes additional content related to golf and is delivered in a golfing context, tailored to the mix of attendees (clubhouse staff, greenkeepers, professional and volunteer coaches, etc).

Upcoming courses:

24 February 8.45am-5pm – Nairn Dunbar Golf Club – Book here

Please contact safeguarding@scottishgolf.org if you wish to arrange one for your club.

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Coaching CPD

Coach CPD – Creating a Positive Coaching Environment

Scottish Golf in partnership with sportscotland is excited to offer a new CPD (continuous professional development) workshop to volunteer club coaches and helpers to support and develop their coaching knowledge to create successful sessions within their club setting.

This pilot workshop is a fully-practical, facilitated session with the aims of:

  • Increasing awareness and knowledge & understanding of creating a positive learning environment
  • Empowering participants to have the confidence to create a positive environment and adapt sessions for a range of reasons
  • Investigating the application of learning in their own environments

For more information and to book, click here.

Introduction to Coaching Golfers with Autism (ASD)

This 1-day workshop is structured to benefit golf coaches, helpers and first contactors who would like to increase their awareness on how to coach golf to new and existing participants on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).The interactive and practical workshop will be delivered by EDGA’s Development Director, Mark Taylor. With a wealth of experience in working with golfers with a wide variety of disabilities, Mark will demonstrate coaching tools and strategies to support golfers with autism in club settings, focusing on a participant-centred approach to ensure maximum benefit to and enjoyment by the golfer.

For more information and to book, click here

PGA Coaching

**Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, The PGA has postponed all Coach Education courses up to the end of May with immediate effect and will continue to monitor the situation thereafter. The PGA will contact all candidates booked on a course to inform them of the situation and their options.**

What the qualified coach will be able to do?

ASQ Award for Golf Coaching Assistants (formerly known as Level 1)

Assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision

For more information on ASQ Award for Golf Coaching Assistants, please click  here.

For the application form, click here

ASQ Certificate in Coaching Golf (formerly known as Level 2)

Prepare for, deliver and review coaching session(s).

For more information on ASQ Certificate in Coaching Golf, please click  here.

ASQ Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Golf – Plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes.

For more information, please click here.

PGA Level 4 Certificate in Coaching Golf –Design, implement and evaluate the process and outcome of long-term/specialist coaching programmes

If you are looking to become involved in coaching golf for the first time or looking to gain a more advanced coaching qualification, please click on the link below to view the 2019/20 PGA coach education calendar where you will find details for the ASQ Award for Golf Coaching Assistants and ASQ Certificate in Coaching Golf.

For more information, please click here.

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BIGGA Scotland Golf Industry Conference

‘Climate – its effect on golf in Scotland’

Dunblane Doubletree Hotel

Tuesday 3 March

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Scottish Golf is committed to supporting, developing and delivering accessible education and training opportunities that lead to a knowledgeable, skilled and highly effective golf workforce throughout Scotland.

In order for us to determine demand for particular courses effectively please complete the Registration of Interest form.

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