Higher Football Performance

New College Lanarkshire


Broadwood Campus


This coursecourse is delivered at Broadwood Football Stadium (Broadwood Campus, Cumbernauld). You will have 3 Football sessions a week focusing on the moments of the game such as In Possession - Finish the Attack, Out of Possession - Defending the Final Third and Transitions. You will also complete 3 Strength Conditioning sessions per week with a focus on Muscular Endurance, Strength and Hypertrophy to develop your physical capacity. The course delivery comprises of training sessions, lectures and group work, delivered by vastly experienced and UEFA Pro and A Licence qualified Football coaches in an elite sporting environment.

This course could be year two of your football development whilst enhancing your education and employment opportunities. The blend of practical and theoretical subjects will develop your football ability whilst enhancing your coaching and fitness knowledge.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5, preferably including English. Higher Physical Education would be an advantage. Or NQ Football Performance, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview may be required. Personal Statement is required.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

HNC Coaching, HNC Football Performance and Coaching, HNC in Fitness, Health and Exercise, HNC (Football) Fitness, Health and Exercise, or to gain work in the sport/leisure industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Physical Activity

SCQF Level