Coach and Club Development

Welcome to "Active Aberdeenshire's" Coach and Club Development page.

  • If you are looking to upskill yourself, then this page is for you.
  • If you are part of a club and want to upskill other coaches, this page is for you. 
  • If you are a club looking to develop your governance and club standards, then this page is also for you.


Details of all courses / training opportunities run by the "Active Aberdeenshire" team will be listed below as they are organised. 

If you have any questions, email us at

Club Development 


Aberdeenshire Council's Active Communities team deliver clubCAP, a quality assurance scheme.  This provides a development tool for sports clubs which enables them to demonstrate good practice in how they operate.


clubCAP scheme has two accreditation levels:

  • standard
  • enhanced

The four areas where evidence is required to achieve either the standard or enhanced level are:

  • Club Management
  • Equity and Ethics
  • Coaching Programme
  • Duty of Care and Protection


Benefits of clubCAP

The scheme enables clubs to continuously benefit through improvements internally and also via a number of other areas identified through assessment and accreditation. 

Further gains are derived from the support and guidance provided to clubs throughout the clubCAP process. 

A survey of clubs who have undertaken clubCAP, showed the majority agreed they are in a stronger position having completed accreditation.


National Governing Body Schemes

A number of Scottish and British governing bodies of sport operate their own club accreditation schemes.

If your club is not accredited you should in the first instance contact your governing body to find out if the governing body (NGB) have their own scheme.

Dovetailing of these awards has been undertaken with a number of NGB's to allow clubCAP accreditation to be transferred with minimal duplication. 

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Club CAP Contact

Fraser Govan

Active Communities Officer & Programme Manager

Tel: 01569 768355

Mob: 07801 595 424


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