HND Sports Coaching and Development (Year 2)

Course Content

This course builds on the knowledge and understanding gained throughout the HNC where multiple disciplines within the industry are investigated in an academic manner at SCQF Level 8. Areas covered include: Sports Coaching, Sports Development and a range of Sports Science topics. Learners will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills necessary to work as a professional within the sports industry in a variety of contexts. Learners will 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 3 Coaching Framework).

Entry Requirements

HNC in Sports Coaching and Development (15 credits). Applicants who hold a previous HNC Coaching qualification will be considered. Satisfactory reference may be required. PVG Scheme Membership is a mandatory requirement for placement.

Method of Assessment

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

Future Prospects

Successful completion could lead to 3rd year sports degree programmes at university (e.g. Abertay, RGU, UHI & OU). Career opportunities with private, local authority and national organisations within the 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

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