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Sports Coaching 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 introduce and develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for sports coaching. The principles of good coaching practice are examined. A wide practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports is developed alongside knowledge of fitness training methods.

    You'll lead practical coaching sessions with young people in college and schools.  An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check will require to be successfully completed before you do this. You'll also have the opportunity to qualify for sports coaching awards from national governing bodies.

    The 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 PE and English; OR
    • National 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:

    • Sporting Activities, eg Basketball, Badminton, or Volleyball.
    • NPA Exercise and Fitness.
    • NPA Sport and Fitness.
    • Coaching and Development.
    • Sport and Recreation.
    • Developing Volunteering.

    After the course


    This course prepares you for a career as a sports development officer, sports co-ordinator, or other similar positions.

    Continuing Study

    Students could go on to study a sports-based course at HNC/D level.

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