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Health, Fitness and Sport Performance NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Sport & Fitness, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course will give you a range of practical and theory-based skills in health, fitness and sports. Your ability to plan, coach and play sports will be developed, including leading exercise and fitness sessions. You'll develop a knowledge of the world of work, gaining volunteering and employability skills and experiences.

    The course covers a range of SQA Level 6 units which allow a clear progression pathway to HN level study, or other further education courses.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit:

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including English; OR
    • NQ/NC qualification at SCQF level 5 in a Sports related subject; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    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:

    • Badminton.
    • Volleyball.
    • Basketball.
    • Fitness Training.
    • Human Physiology.
    • First Aid.
    • Sports Mechanics.
    • An Introduction to Sports Therapy.

    You'll develop employability skills through:

    • Communication.
    • Volunteering.
    • Employment visits and speakers.

    After the course


    This course can prepare you for a career as a local authority sports attendant, community worker, or youth club assistant.

    Continuing Study

    After this course, you could progress to an HND Fitness, Health and Exercise or other HN sports-related courses within the City of Glasgow College. 

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome