SCQF Level 6
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview

This unique course is designed for those who are currently participating in football at a competitive level and looking to improve their skills and performance to potentially make a career in the sport. This course will push your football potential and develop your fitness skills through a full-time and structured programme. Discover new confidence and push your personal ambitions in your own sporting development as you learn a variety of transferable skills. You will be taught by experienced Edinburgh College lecturers, enhance your career prospects as well as be fully prepared for further study of sport and fitness at a higher level. 
There will be a considerable focus on practical activities with some theoretical classroom work in order to improve and complement your existing training and performance schedules. You must be participating at a competitive level and be committed to improving your technique. Your application must be supported with a letter of recommendation from your PE department, club or National Governing Body. 

What You Will Learn

  • Individual Performance Improvement Analysis 
  • Evaluation Exercises  
  • Resistance Training Methods  
  • Anatomy and Exercise Physiology  
  • Instructional Skills  
  • Codes of Conduct  
  • Effective Communication Skills 

Entry Requirements

  • Three National 5s at C or above, preferably to include English and/or a science subject or relevant level of football experience
  • National 4 Biology would also be an advantage and may be needed for progression 

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be continually assessed through a variety of methods including written assessments, logbooks, group exercises, projects, assignments and practical tasks and observations

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to attend an interview where you will be expected to provide supporting evidence of your participation in sport at a competitive level  
  • There will be a one to one discussion with a member of the sport and fitness team 
  • The interview session may also include some written work to assess your general knowledge in sport, exercise and fitness activities and identify your personal aims, objectives and potential career path 

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • HNC/D in Fitness Health and Exercise taught at Edinburgh College  
  • HNC/D Coaching and Developing Sport

Career Opportunities

Although this course is primarily aimed at progression onto HNC/D it may be possible to gain employment in positions such as:  

  • Sports leader 
  • Sports coach assistant 
  • Sports coach 
  • Gym/ leisure assistant 


Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4 day per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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