SCQF Level 5
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview
Sport and Fitness Activity Leadership is a stepping stone towards a rewarding career in sports coaching or the leisure industry by introducing you to practical skills and knowledge in a range of coaching and fitness techniques. You will study a variety of topics, develop your practical skills and discover your fitness/coaching potential as you take part in a coaching placement. This placement will take place once a week in local primary schools and will give you valuable practical experience in the industry as well as strengthen your employability skills. To succeed on this course, you will need to have a good level of communication, an active interest in exercise, fitness and working with children and be physically fit.
What You Will Learn
  • Leading Sports and Physical Activities 
  • Level 1 Award in Fitness and Physical Activities
  • Child Protection 
  • Participation in Games and Sports
  • Resistance and Fitness Training  
  • Human Physiology  
  • Health and Wellbeing 
  • Sports Leadership  
  • Coaching Experience 
  • Communication 
  • ICT 
  • Numeracy 
Entry Requirements
  • Three passes at National 4 in relevant subject areas, English and/or a science subject would be advantageous but not essential 
  • Appropriate experience would be helpful either from placements undertaken at school or other involvement in the industry 
  • If you do not have the formal requirements but you are a mature student, wanting to change career or have taken a career break to raise a family you are welcome to apply 
  • In these or other cases we would consider work experience, life skills and potential ability 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed

On a continual basis through written tests, group exercises and practical exercises. You will put together practical and written evidence in the form of a portfolio. 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to attend an interview where you will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of and active participation in sport and fitness activities 
  • There will be a one to one discussion with a member of the sport and fitness team 
  • This may be achieved either face to face or remotely through a platform such as Skype


Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NPA in Sports Development
  • Exercise and Fitness Instructor Courses
  • Access to HNC/D in Coaching and Developing Sport
Career Opportunities

  • an activity leader in sport and recreation
  • leisure assistant
  • assistant coach
  • lifeguard
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4
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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