Active West Lothian aims to support coaches along the coaching pathway into and through training, volunteering opportunities and where possible employment opportunities.

Coach Education and Training

First Aid and In Safe Hands coursers are now on the Calendar

All the courses are now live on Eventbrite and can be booked here:
All courses cost £30 (£24 if you are a member of an accredited club or a sports leader).

To book please click on the course you wish to enroll on below.

Safeguarding and Protecting of Children
In Safe Hands (Participants on course require up to date Safeguarding and Protecting of Children Certificate)
Emergency First Aid at Work

For further information please contact Community Sport Coordinator Shirley-Anne Smith on 01506 283503 or email


Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities may be available with West Lothian's Accredited Clubs. A full list and contact details can be found here

There may also be opportunities available within Sports Development, Active Schools or Outdoor Education. Further information can be found here


There is also funding available to assist with Coach Education visit the Funding Sport page for further information.



Supply Sports Coaches
(Assistant, Lead, Performance)
Various Locations

West Lothian Council’s School and Community Sport Team are looking to recruit casual coaches to deliver coaching sessions in schools and communities across West Lothian.

Various hours (evening and weekend work may be required), hourly rate dependent on level of activity coached.

Applications will be screened on a regular basis


Possess National Governing Body or Scottish Governing Body qualifications;

Be reliable and a good time-keeper;

Be enthusiastic and approachable;

Have experience of coaching children and young people

Possess good interpersonal and communication skills; and

Have a flexible approach to working hours.


Possession of a current, clean driving license and access to a vehicle would be desirable.

*Applicants will be invited for an interview and will be required to undergo a session observation. Successful applicants will be added to West Lothian Council’s casual coach database and will be contacted to work dependent on service requirements.

This post is considered Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council. (Please note if you apply online we will contact you via email to let you know the outcome).

To apply please click on the Active West Lothian Logo below. Please note that the link will take you to an external site.

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