Higher Sport and Fitness

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Broadwood Campus


This course will develop your coaching capabilities and enhance your fitness knowledge through a blend of sport and fitness-related units. It can be an ideal progression route from Sport and Fitness at Level 5 to HNC Coaching or HNC Fitness programmes.

You will apply teamwork and leadership skills in a variety of practical situations and develop your own participation and performance skills.

The programme includes study of Human Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing, a National Progression Award in Exercise and Fitness Leadership at level 6, work experience and units to develop your coaching practice.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 preferably including English. Higher Physical Education would be an advantage. Or NQ Sport and Fitness, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Progression Routes

HNC in Coaching and Developing Sport or HNC Fitness Health and Exercise

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Physical Activity

SCQF Level