Jog leaders

Our jog leaders are the lifeblood of jogscotland. Our army of fully-trained, enthusiastic and patient jog leaders have inspired thousands of people across the country to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle through running.

If you have bags of energy and enthusiasm, and want to help make a difference to the health of the nation then we need you! To become a jog leader you will need to attend a one-day training course which covers everything you need to know, from the warm up to the cool down. Courses are held regularly across the country, and the fee is £130. Jog leader training includes mandatory requirements in safeguarding and first aid.

Use the menu on the left of this page to find out more about jog leader courses, starting your jog group, and for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Important documents for jog leaders

These documents are hosted by UK Athletics and should be referred to by all jog leaders to ensure they are operating within the terms of their licence

Accident reporting form

Codes of Practice and Guidance for all Coaches and Leaders, including:

      • Codes of Practice and Training Guidance
      • First Aid Guidance for Coaches and Leaders
      • UKA Guidance on appropriate supervision for children and young people
      • Manual Handling in Athletics
      • First Aid Kit Guidance for Coaches and Clubs
      • Safety Infographic

Off track guidance, including:

    • Off-track Guidance for Coaches and Leaders
    • Off-road guidance for Coaches and Leaders
    • Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ)
    • PARQ for pregnant and expectant mums
    • Buggy Guidance
    • Example Risk Assessment – off-track

Mandatory training & licensing FAQs, including:

Information for already-qualified leaders, including:

  • Coach licence terms and conditions
  • UKA insurance information

Note: Please do NOT follow the information regarding DBS on this page, as it does not apply to Scotland. 

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