Access to HND Coaching and Developing Sport

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


If you are looking for a course to enhance your knowledge of sports coaching and development to assist progression onto further study at HNC/D level then this could be the course for you. This full-time course runs for the whole academic year and is based around a National Progression Award designed to support and help you develop confidence personal leadership qualities and skills in planning implementing and evaluating aspects of coaching and developing sport.

It will enhance prospects for continuing education in the sport and fitness industry or outside it through the development of transferable skills. There will be a considerable focus on practical participation in a range of sports and physical activities in order to enhance and/or complement existing performance and coaching abilities. This will be supported by a reasonably challenging level of classroom work in order to develop knowledge and understanding. You should have a keen interest in sports leading activities or coaching and be regularly participating in sports and physical activities to make the most out of this course.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5, preferably including English and a science subject. National 4 Biology an advantage; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview.

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

HNC/D in Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level