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Coaching and Developing Sport - January Start HNC

(SCQF level 7)

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Mode of Study


Start Date

4th Jan 2021, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This is a fast track HNC Sport Coaching Course.

The course introduces and develops the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in sports coaching. Together we'll examine the principles of good coaching practice, as well as developing a wide range of practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports. Work experience is included on HN programmes and you will also have the opportunity to qualify for Sports Coaching awards from national governing bodies. 

You will lead practical coaching sessions, in college and in schools. An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check must be successfully completed before you coach young people in schools.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above, preferably PE and an English based Higher; OR
  • NQ/NC qualification at SCQF level 6 in a Sports related subject; OR
  • Other equivalent National Governing Body qualifications or industry experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • Your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made based on your qualifications, work experience and personal statement.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You’ll study:

  • Sports Coaching Theory and Practice.
  • Coaching Children.
  • Anatomy Physiology and Energy Systems.
  • Sports Development.
  • Coaching and Developing Sport Graded Unit.
  • Conduct and Ethics.
  • Fitness Testing.
  • Work experience.
  • Research in Sport and Fitness.
  • Coaching of Sports Level One.
  • Psychology of Sports Coaching.

This course covers 12 SQA Credits.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in sports as a Sports Development Officer, or a Sports Co-ordinator/Coach.

Continuing Study

After successfully completing this course, you may be able progress on to:

  • Our 2nd year HND Sport Coaching course (you will be required to complete an additional 3 credits to make a total of 30 credits once you have completed the two years).
  • 1st or 2nd year of a sports-related University degree programme.

Additional Information


A college labelled practical kit must be purchased and you will need a whistle and stopwatch.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    4th Jan 2021
    End Date:
    25th Jun 2021
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome