Mountain Biking

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


Borders Academy of Sport Excellence (BASE) supports ‘talented’ performers to develop their individual skills and performance alongside their academic studies. The course has some common element with other level 6 Sport & Fitness courses but is built around a National Progression Award (NPA) in Achieving Excellence in Sport, covering: Analysis of performance; Behaviours of elite Athletes; and Performance improvement programmes. It is a full time course, with 3 days per week in college (for classes and strength & conditioning) and 2 days expert tuition. The expert tuition is normally provided by Dirt School (at the world class facilities at Glentress/Innerleithen).

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5, preferably English and Physical Education. Selection will be subject to satisfactory interview session.

This programme is designed to develop the competitive abilities of an athlete and it is expected that applicants will already be competing and performing under race conditions.

Progression Routes

HNC Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Sports and Exercise

SCQF Level