Development & CPD
The triathlon coaching world is forever evolving, which creates exciting opportunities but which also comes with challenges. Furthering your learning journey as a coach by prioritising Continuing Professional Development enables you to regularly apply attention to important areas of development and take appropriate action to reduce any shortfalls in knowledge. Equally, you should see CPD as a way to learn from your peers and as an opportunity to share best practice. A planned approach to CPD allows you as a coach to put yourself in charge of your own development and coaching-related ambitions. A personal empowerment of learning brings with it an increase in confidence and resulting abilities, all of which help to improve your capability as a coach which is passed on to the athletes you are coaching.
Qualified triathlon coaches and newcomers to coaching can take advantage of our many development opportunities offered through the Triathlon Scotland coach development programme throughout the year. We believe that completing your coaching qualification is very much the beginning of your journey as a coach and to become a world class triathlon coach, it is important continue developing your coaching skills. Some examples of our CPD offering are details below.
British Triathlon Coach CPD Modules
To support coaches after completing a Triathlon Scotland Coaching Qualification, British Triathlon have developed a number of one day coaching workshops: Club Head Coach Workshop, Open Water Coaching, and, Strength & Conditioning for Triathlon. Further information can be found on the Coach Development Opportunities page on our website.
Coach Webinar Series
NEW for 2018 is the online Coach Webinar Series. This is designed to help provide coaches with information and knowledge surrounding specific topic areas that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. The online sessions can either be purely information based or interactive and discussion based. You can see and talk live to the course tutors, other participants, ask questions and view slides/video content. For the interactive sessions the course will be delivered in the virtual classroom in an interactive style; similar in feel to attending an in-person workshop. The tutors will lead you through the learning outcomes, providing information, facilitating discussions for the whole group and managing small breakout groups.
Closed Road Cycling Series
Cycling CPD is delivered in partnership with British and Scottish Cycling qualified coaches. The CPD days are an opportunity to enhance cycling skills and in particular learn more about coaching draft-legal cycling. We have previously delivered closed road training sessions for men, women, youths and triathletes with a disability.
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshops
The Safeguarding & Protecting Children course is recognised by all sports governing bodies as the minimum standard for child protection training in sport and is an essential requirement for all those working with children and young people in sport. This workshop is designed to raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise.
The Triathlon Scotland coach mentoring programme is a new aspect to the Triathlon Scotland coach development programme. The aim of the programme is to provide our coaches with bespoke 1:1 support for their on-going development. In order to achieve this, we are looking to recruit a team of coach mentors who have the skills to support coaches in identifying their training needs, create personal development plans and to help our coaches to work towards their on-going development.
If you are interested in becoming a Triathlon Scotland coach mentor, please contact Susie Benson for further details.
Add your name to our Coaching Register and we will keep you up-to-date with all coaching developments and professional development opportunities. In order to be on the register you must hold a valid triathlon coaching qualification and be a current member of Triathlon Scotland. Please note that if you gained your coaching qualification prior to the UKCC in 2007, your qualifications may be being verified and your entry will appear once this has happened. To view the register, please click here and scroll to the bottom.