Completing a coaching qualification is a lot more than simply achieving a certificate. The courses will broaden your thinking and bring to life some of the challenges you encounter in your coaching environments, enabling you to discover solutions. Your course is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded coaches and build a future support network to help you to continue to develop beyond the course itself.

British Rowing Coaching Courses

Coaching qualifications are affiliated with British Rowing and provide high quality courses, applicable to coaches working with all groups, from novices to experienced rowers. To find out more about coaching courses, please visit the British Rowing website

There are 4 courses available from British Rowing.

Level 2 Session Coach Course

This course qualifies you to coach single sessions, run a learn to row course, and complete a risk assesmment for a single session.  Find more information here.

Level 2 Club Coach Course

This course qualifies you to prepare, deliver and review a series of linked and progressive coaching sessions.  It also qualifies you to complete a risk assessment for a whole club acitivity. Find more information here.

Level 3 Senior Coach 

This award builds on the good practice developed from the Level 2 Club Coach and focuses on supporting you in your skills and knowledge around coaching programmes. The course will ensure you can safely implement a training programme appropriate to the participants that you coach, who may vary in their goals, ages, and abilities.

This course qualifies you to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes. Find more information here.

Level 4 Advanced Coach

The Level 4 Advanced Coach Certificate is designed for coaches who want to develop their practice to the highest level, irrespective of the level of athletes they work with. This professional education programme has been designed to create an optimum learning environment for coaches.

This course qualifies you to be able to design, implement and evaluate the process and outcomes of long-term specialist coaching programmes significantly impacting on the learning, development and performance of your athletes/participants and on the sport as a whole.  Find more information here.

Current Courses

British Rowing Level 2 Session Coach Course


DATE:  Saturday 3rd August, Sunday 4th August & Saturday 31st August 2024

LOCATION: Scottish Rowing Centre, Motherwell. 

BOOKING: Sign into/Register a 'British Rowing Just Go Account' and book onto the course, here.

COST: £249 per person.

DEADLINE: 5th July 2024, 09:00.


DATE:  Saturday 14th September, Sunday 15th September & Saturday 5th October 2024

LOCATION: UWS Ayr Campus, Ayr. 

BOOKING: Sign into/Register a 'British Rowing Just Go Account' and book onto the course, here.

COST: £249 per person.

DEADLINE: 15 August 2024, 17:00.

If you represent a club and would like a coaching course delivered closer to home, please contact to make arrangements



Applications for the sportscotland Coach Subsidy are now closed.  

If you or your club want to apply for further financial assistance please get in touch with Iain Rice, Workforce Development Manager at for any more information and guidance.

Local Authority Coach Education Funding

Some Local Authorities offer additional funding to help towards the cost of your coaching qualification if you aim to coach at a club within the local authority area upon completion of your qualification – some offer as much as 75%towards the cost of your course.

In many cases, a funding application form must be submitted in advance of the course and the applicant/club must pay for the course up front. If successful in obtaining funding either you or your club will receive the funding once the course has been completed and proof of attendance and success submitted.

Please refer to your relevant Local Authority sports development website for further information. If you have any questions please contact Iain Rice, Workforce Development