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).

Throughout the performance programme you may participate in Coach Education courses. The SFA courses from the 1.1 Introduction to Coaching to the 1.3 Coaching Award will enhance your coaching capabilities and qualifications. This will allow progression onto the Level 2 awards such as the C-License or Children's Coaching Licence, allowing you to develop your coaching qualifications at the same time as your education.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, preferably English, Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education or Psychology. Or NQ Sport and Fitness, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. 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

HND in Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level