Football Performance and Coaching

New College Lanarkshire


Broadwood Campus


This course is based on a Sports Coaching framework with a practical focus on the performance aspects of Football. It will give you the opportunity to be educated at SCQF Level 7 whilst continuing to develop your footballing ability and coaching proficiency. The theories of coaching will be applied in a Football context with additional opportunities to develop your coaching ability whilst on placement.

This HNC includes an embedded, stand alone, industry-recognised Professional Development Award in Sports Coaching at SCQF Level 7 jointly certificated by SportScotland and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

The course involves study of units such as Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Coaching, Knowing Yourself and Knowing Others, Sports Development, Developing Professional Practice, Human Anatomy Physiology and Biomechanics in Sport and a Graded Unit.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher. Or NQ Sport and Fitness, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

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

HND in Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Physical Activity

SCQF Level