Developing Sporting Performance

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This unique course is aimed at school leavers who have played age-grade sport at District or National level. This course will push your playing potential by developing your fitness skills through a full-time and structured programme. Discover new confidence and develop your personal ambitions in your own sporting development as you learn a variety of transferable skills. You will be taught by experienced Edinburgh College lecturers, enhance your career prospects as well as be fully prepared for further study of sport and fitness at a higher level.

There will be a considerable focus on practical activities with some theoretical classroom work to improve and complement your existing training and performance schedules. You must be participating at a competitive level and be committed to improving your technique. Your application must be supported with a letter of recommendation from your PE department, club or National Governing Body.


Sporting Performance; Knowledge and Skills in Target Setting; Personal Career Management; Lifestyle Planning and Evaluating what is ‘Excellence’; Individual Performance Improvement; Analysis and Evaluation Exercise; Resistance Training Methods; Anatomy and Exercise Physiology; Instructional Skills; Codes of Conduct; Effective Communication Skills.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5, preferably including English and a science subject. National 4 Biology an advantage. Interview and written test.

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