Coaching courses

The courses that we currently offer are:

RLSS Emergency First Aid

This is a six-hour course which enables participants to practice basic first aid. Whether its applying a bandage, dealing with fractures to administering CPR – knowing first aid could save someones’ life. On completion of the course you will receive a Health & Safety (HSE) certificate valid for 3 years.

This qualification is level on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF) at level 5, 1 credit.

This course will be delivered within one full day or two weekday evenings to meet the needs of your schedule. Please check out the dates for this year to ensure you don’t miss out on our courses.

We are hosting this course at Live Borders Head Office, Melrose Road Galashiels.
The four courses below will run 09:00-17:00

15 May 2022 – BOOK HERE
4 September 2022 – BOOK HERE
16 October 2022 – BOOK HERE
27 November 2022 – BOOK HERE

8 June & 15 June, 18:00 – 21:00 at Live Borders HQ, Galashiels – BOOK HERE

24 August & 31 August, 18:00 – 21:00 at Borders College Hawick Campus – BOOK HERE

For more information please contact Lori –

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

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This workshop aims to increase awareness of safeguarding and protecting children, helping coaches to recognise signs of abuse and poor practice, and deal sensitively and effectively with issues that arise. It also prompts a review of coaching practice to ensure that sport provides a positive and enriching experience for children. The course is targeted at all practitioners working with under 18 participants; coaches and volunteers working directly with children and young people.

This new course offers a blended learning approach of an online module (module 1) which is theory based followed by a face-to-face learning intervention (module 2). This online module (module 1) must be completed prior to the course. On completion of both module 1 and 2  you will receive a sports coach UK certificate of attendance. This workshop is a ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport.

sportscotland has recently developed a new registration and certification process using a virtual learning environment – ‘Brightspace.’

When you book onto a CWPS course through your course organiser you will then be given access to Brightspace. This is where you will complete module 1. When using Brightspace this can only be accessed on Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Edge browsers. Internet explorer or Legacy edge browsers are no longer supported.


Once a learner has completed module 1, attended module 2 and completed module 2 quiz, their certificate will be released and available on their Brightspace homepage.

Please note the minimum age to attend is 16 years.

Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer Training

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This three hour workshop supports clubs to put child protection policies into practice. It is most suitable for those acting as a Club Child Protection Officer but is also relevant for those responsible for managing or organising the club. This workshop is a requirement for clubs looking to achieve Live Borders Club Accreditation.