Advanced Certificate in Coaching Sport and Fitness

Course Content

This 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 the individual career aspirations of the learner. The course also develops knowledge and skills in the following areas; Sports Coaching (SVQ), Exercise and Fitness (NPA), Sports Science, Sports Performance and Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport (SportScotland).

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 is 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 an interview, which includes conducting a 10-minute coaching session and completion of an extended written task. PVG Scheme Membership is a mandatory requirement for placement.

Method of Assessment

Variety of ongoing 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

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services

  • 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