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Sport and Fitness Activity Leadership

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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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 

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. 

Number of days per week

  • 4

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 

Information on Tests / 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

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NPA in Sports Development
  • Exercise and Fitness Instructor Courses
  • Access to HNC/D in Coaching and Developing Sport

Career options



  • an activity leader in sport and recreation
  • leisure assistant
  • assistant coach
  • lifeguard

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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