Coaching and Developing Sport

Inverness College UHI


Inverness Campus


This course allows you to develop an understanding of both the theoretical and practical issues relating to a career in sports coaching for indoor or outdoor sports.

Year 1 Core Units:
Sports Coaching Theory and Practice; Conduct and Ethics for Sport and Fitness Practitioners; Anatomy, Physiology and Energy Systems; Coaching of Sports: An Introduction; Sports Development: An Introduction; Workplace Experience; Coaching Children; Research in Sport and Fitness: An Introduction; Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 1.

Year 2 Core Units:
Fitness Conditioning in Sport; Sports Mechanics; Improving Coaching in Sport; Coaching of Sports; Performance Development; Sports Development and Research; Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 2; Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 3.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Candidates require a good performance background in a variety of sporting activities. Experience in coaching, while desirable, is not essential, although the potential to develop this competence must be evident. A keen interest in sport is a requirement for this award

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

On successful completion of this course you may progress to the BA (Hons) Sports Management.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time



Course Length

2 years


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