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BADMINTONscotland recognises that increasing participation and membership and achieving success are strongly influenced by the number and quality of coaches available to support players at all levels. Coaches need to be suitably trained and supported to introduce people of all ages to the sport of badminton and to ensure the activities are technically correct, fun and safe for all concerned.

At BADMINTONscotland there is a small team, directed by the organisations Coaching and Management Committees' and supported by Group Coaching Convenors, local badminton development officers and local authority partners working to develop all areas of the coaching spectrum. This work is done as part of the wider United Kingdom Coaching Framework and the Coaching Scotland strategy with England, Wales, sportscoach UK and sportscotland.

BADMINTONscotland has like many other sports in the UK, recenlty implemented the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate and is continually working on growing and developing its support to coaches. It hosts a number of Coach workshop/CPD opportunities each season for all interested individuals and runs a Coach Register scheme, details of all of these facilities can be found on this website.

BADMINTONscotland's New Coach Education Structure integrated with the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate is available to view here.



BADMINTONscotland recognises that coaches work in many different environments which take into
account age of athletes, performance level and aspirations for the game and should have appropriate skill levels for their area of deployment. It values coaches working in coaching environments and works to offer or support CPD opportunites that reflect this. Alongside the Player Development model BADMINTONscotland has a coach development model which fits with the UK wide strategy called the UK Coaching Framework. Please find attached the Long Term Coach Development Model.



UKCC - what does it mean for the coming season?

BADMINTONscotland signed up to the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate in 2004, along with 31 other sports, to work towards the delivery of a structure which ensures parity and quality assurance across coach education within the UK. Working with our Home country colleagues in England and Wales and with the Scottish Qualifications Authority BADMINTONscotland made preparations for the transfer of the previous coach education system to the new UKCC Certificates in Coaching Badminton and since 2007 has been delivering UKCC Badminton courses. 

UKCC level 1 & 2 courses are currently running across Scotland, and details of all the coach education course can be found in the calendar of activities on this website. UKCC Level 3 is at endorsement stage and further details will be available in due course.

The new UKCC Certificate in Coaching Badminton will be recognized by BADMINTON England and Welsh Badminton Union and is therefore transferable across Great Britain. 


All coaches should be aware of the Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy. Please click here for all relevant information and forms.

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