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Developing Multi-Skills in Sport Award

Bowls Scotland is delighted to announce a new coaching qualification that is available to bowls coaches.

Course Overview

This award has been developed by sportscotland to provide a professional development opportunity for coaches wishing to specialise in the area of children’s sport and physical activity. It is recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority and carries 1 National Unit credit within the Scottish Credits and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 5: (4 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 5).

It comprises two units:

  • Unit 1: Fundamental Principles of Multi-Skills sport
  • Unit 2: Plan, Deliver and Review a Multi-Skills sports session

The units have been designed to provide candidates with an understanding of key principles that influence all-round development of the basic movement skills that young people require as a foundation on which to build their Physical Literacy levels. Notably, this sits within the context of a holistic approach to child development that goes beyond the acquisition of physical skills and seeks to develop the whole child through the medium of sport.

The units are designed to further the knowledge and the ability of the candidates to work with children (and others) in the specific area of developing basic multi-skills. These Units are to be delivered together as one single award.

The Award will complement existing qualifications and experience by augmenting coaches’ skills and knowledge to create fun and imaginative sessions in bowls.  These skills will allow coaches to add plenty of variety in their bowls coaching sessions to keep participants engaged while equipping them with valuable all-round physical literacy skills.

The course will provide coaches with knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognise and understand what foundation movements are and the value they have within their sport
  • Understand the impact of foundation movement on a long-term athlete development programme and injury reduction
  • Understand how foundation movements can be taught, identified and developed
  • Explore how these movements can be introduced and developed within their own sessions.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe key principles of long-term athlete development and the relationship of these principles to child development
  2. Explain the current thinking behind coaching young people in order to achieve a positive impact
  3. Describe the difference and the links between fundamental movement skills, fundamentals of movement and fundamental sports skills

Entry Requirements

It is anticipated that candidates would be already working in the sports coaching or Physical Education fields and  must have completed the Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award or already hold at least a UKCC level 1 award in another sport before undertaking this award. Candidates are also expected to have an understanding of the design of session plans and a basic knowledge of fundamental movement skills.

Award Format

The course consists of:

  • Pre-course information
  • A minimum of 10 hours contact time over the 2-day course duration (excluding assessment time)
  • Coach Reflective Journal and pre-assessment study-tasks

Award Assessment

  • Complete the Coach Reflective Journal
  • A 20-question multiple-choice test (65%=pass)
  • Preparation of four linked multi-skills coaching sessions for assessment by tutor
  • Delivery and assessment of one 8-minute multi-skills coaching session


Candidates must attend both days.

Course Cost

The cost of this two-day course is just £10.

Course Dates

Courses will be organised in areas where there is demand.  To register your interest in attending a course, please complete our online Registration of Interest Form (opens in a new window).

For full details of this Award, download the Developing Multi-Skills in Sport Award promotional poster