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Access to Sports Coaching - January Start NQ

(SCQF level 5)

Sport & Fitness, Faculty of Leisure and Lifestyle

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Mode of Study


Start Date

8th Jan 2018, 1 year

8th Jan 2018, 1 year


City Campus


This is an access course for any of our Level 6 Sports courses.  It is aimed at developing basic Sports Coaching skills such as leadership and teamwork.  It will also develop your knowledge in areas which are further developed on the Coaching pathway such as anatomy, sports development,  and fitness. There is a practical focus on the course where we will teach you skills in several sports and you will also get the opportunity to lead your classmates in some sporting activity.

This course will suit you if you are currently involved in sport and are interested in a career as a Sports Coach.

The course will run for 6 months from January to June.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • 3 National 4’s or equivalent - one must be English.

Additional selection requirements

You should be involved in a sporting activity.

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.

What you study

You will study subjects including:

  • Football.
  • Rugby.
  • Netball. 
  • Tennis.
  • Nutrition. 
  • Human Anatomy. 
  • Contemporary Fitness. 
  • Developing Leadership. 
  • Teamwork through Sport and Recreational Activity. 
  • Sports Development.
  • Citizenship Through Sport.
  • Fitness Volunteering.

After the course


You will find this course suitable if you intend on a career in the Sports Industry.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

This is an access course which will enable progression onto a Level 6 course such as NQ6 Sports Coaching.


How the course is taught

This is a full-time course which includes practical and theory content.  It is continual assessment.

Assessment methods

Practical assessments will be undertaken along with some exams and completion of various logbooks.

Additional Information


You should bring paper and a pen to each class.  You will also need to have sport trainers suitable for a sports hall environment.

Dress code

You will need to wear your college kit for practical classes and when you are doing any external activities with us.  This will be provided.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    8th Jan 2018
    End Date:
    15th Jun 2018
  • Location:
    City Campus