Thursday, November 19, 2020

Invitation to Tender: Coaching Qualifications

Invitation to Tender – Coaching Qualifications


Coaching is central to developing, sustaining and increasing participation in aquatic activities. It drives better performances and increased success across sport as well as supporting key social and economic objectives throughout Scotland. At all levels of Scottish Swimming, coaches guide improvements in a range of areas (technical, tactical, physical, mental, lifestyle skills), overall contributing to personal and social development.  Coaching continues to play a pivotal role in our organisation.


As part of the development of a new Scottish Swimming Teaching and Coaching Framework (SSTCF), a new, fit-for-purpose qualification structure needs to be established. We are therefore inviting tenders to appraise our proposed new qualification structure to meet the demands of the industry across all disciplines and domains, supporting the development of coaches within the over-arching context of the SSTCF.


We welcome a collaborative approach whereby a mix of current learning and development expertise along with specific swimming technical knowledge can be brought together.


For further detail, please refer to the following documents:


  1. Scottish Swimming Coaching Qualifications Tender Brief
  2. Scottish Swimming Teaching and Coaching Framework (please contact Elaine Murdoch, People Development Officer, for a draft copy of this document)

  3. Proposed Coach Education Structure


The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday 7th December.


For further information or enquiries, please contact Elaine Murdoch (People Development Officer) on 07801 578966 or