SCQF Level 6
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview

This unique course is aimed at school leavers who have played age-grade rugby at District or National level. This course will push your rugby potential and develop your fitness skills through a full-time and structured programme. Discover new confidence and develop 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

  • Sporting Performance  
  • Knowledge and Skills in Target Setting  
  • Personal Career Management 
  • Lifestyle Planning and Evaluating what is ‘Excellence’ 
  • Individual Performance Improvement  
  • Analysis and Evaluation Exercise 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • You may be asked to identify your personal aims, objectives and potential career path 

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HNC/D in Fitness Health and Exercise
  • HNC/D Coaching and Developing Sport
Career Opportunities
Although this course is primarily aimed at progression onto the HNC/D in either Fitness Health and Exercise or Coaching and Developing Sport 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 days 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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