BASE Mountain Biking

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


Borders Academy of Sport Excellence (BASE) supports sports performers to develop their individual skills and sports performance alongside their academic studies.

The course has some common element with other level 6 Sport and 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 up to 3 days per week in college that will include specialised strength & conditioning sessons and 2 days expert MTB tuition through Dirt School at the world class facilities of Glentress/Innerleithen.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5, preferably English and Physical Education. Interview. Practical assessment.

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