Advanced Certificate in Coaching Sport and Fitness

Course Content

The course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills for further study and/or a career in sport and fitness. The course supports a daily programme of sports and fitness activities working alongside Active Schools and incorporates SQA units at SCQF level 6-7. A key element of this course is experiential learning on practical coaching/fitness placements, which are tailored, wherever possible, to meet individual career aspirations of the individual learner. The course also develops knowledge and skills in the following areas; Exercise and Fitness (NPA): Sports Science and Sports Performance.

Entry Requirements

A range of National 5s (grade C or above) in English, PE or a Science or successful progression from a relevant full-time sport course are required. Relevant industry experience will also be considered. Suitable applicants will be invited to outline their sporting aptitude, academic progress and sporting career aspirations at interview, which includes conducting a 10-minute coaching session and completion of an extended writing task. PVG Scheme Membership is a mandatory requirement for placement. 

Method of Assessment

Variety of assessment tools: portfolio development, practical coaching ability, written assignments, presentations & successful work placement.

Future Prospects

Successful learners may progress to HNC in Sports Coaching and Development or Fitness, Health and Exercise. Learners will be well positioned to access employment and/or voluntary opportunities within sport and fitness.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Sep 2020

  • SCQF Level

    6

  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Sport & Fitness

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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