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Coaching and Developing Sport (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Sport & Fitness, Hospitality and Leisure

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course introduces and develops the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in sports coaching. The principles of good coaching practice are examined and a wide practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports is developed (please see further information in the 'what you study' section below).

You'll be taught by experienced sports coaching staff with a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

On successful completion of this course, you'll be awarded the HND in Coaching and Developing Sport.

The course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • An HNC Sport Coaching qualification with 15 credits

This ensures you don't need to study additional units to complete the 30 credits in second year.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject.
  • The interview will consist of a group discussion and a practical assessment. You'll need to submit a reference form, normally from a PE teacher or coach.

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:

  • Psychology.
  • Sports mechanics.
  • Coaching Level 2.
  • Nutrition.
  • Current exercise trends.
  • Assisting disability in sport.

After the course


Employment in related areas.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress to:

  • Second or third year of BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching at University of the West of Scotland.
  • Second or third year of BA (Hons) Sports Development at University of the West of Scotland.
  • Second or third year of BA (Hons) Sport Studies at Stirling University.
  • Second or third year of BA (Hons) Sports Coaching at Abertay University.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome