Developing Sporting Performance - Football

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


Are you currently participating in football at a competitive level and looking to improve your skills and performance to potentially make a career in the sport? Or looking to enhance your knowledge and understanding of sports performance and excellence to move onto further study at HNC/D level? Then this could be the course for you.

This course is based around a National Progression Award designed to support and help you to develop confidence and personal ambition in your own sporting performance.

The course will also provide you with knowledge and skills involved in attaining sporting excellence and enhance your prospects for continuing education in or out of the industry through the development of transferable skills. There will be a considerable focus on practical activities in order to enhance and/or complement existing training and performance schedules, supported by classroom work. You must be participating at a competitive level, committed to improvement and be able to support your application with a letter of recommendation from your PE department, club or National Governing Body.

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 and written test.

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 either Fitness Health and Exercise or Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level