HNC Sports Coaching and Development

Course Content

Covers multiple disciplines within the industry and facilitates the investigation of these topics in an academic manner at SCQF level 7. Areas covered include: Sports Coaching, Sports Development and a range of Sports Science topics. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a professional within the sports industry in a variety of contexts. Learners have the opportunity to visit and participate in a variety of sporting events and festivals and gain additional sports and fitness qualifications. The course provides learners with the industry-recognised PDA qualification certified by SportScotland/CIMSPA (Level 2 Coaching Framework).

Entry Requirements

Two appropriate Highers such as English, PE or a Science at C, equivalent academic achievement or successful progression from a relevant full-time sport course. Applications are also welcome from those holding alternative qualifications and/or relevant industry experience. Interview process: 1-1 interview, practical assessment, an extended written task and a reference may be required. PVG Scheme Membership is a mandatory requirement for placement.

Method of Assessment

Variety of assessments: practical performance, written assignments, presentations, portfolio, exams, placement & coaching delivery.

Future Prospects

Learners can progress directly into the HND in Sports Coaching and Development upon successful completion of 15 credits. Successful learners may also gain employment within the sport and fitness industry.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    34 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