Sports Coaching

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This course will introduce and develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for sports coaching. The principles of good coaching practice are examined. A wide practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports is developed alongside knowledge of fitness training methods.

You'll lead practical coaching sessions with young people in college and schools. An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check will require to be successfully completed before you do this. You'll also have the opportunity to qualify for sports coaching awards from national governing bodies.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English and Physical Education; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. You will attend an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport.

You will take part in a practical section of the interview where you will be asked to participate in a selection of short fitness tests and lead on a 5 min skill/game related practice that you will have to prepare prior to the day.

Progression Routes

HNC Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level