Advanced Certificate in Coaching Sport and Fitness

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Gardyne Campus


This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills for further study and/or a career in sport and fitness. The course supports a daily programme of sports and fitness activities working alongside Active Schools and incorporates SQA units at SCQF level 6-7. A key element of this course is experiential learning on practical coaching/fitness placements, which are tailored, wherever possible, to meet the individual career aspirations of the learner.

The course also develops knowledge and skills in the following areas; Sports Coaching (SVQ), Exercise and Fitness (NPA), Sports Science, Sports Performance and Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport (SportScotland).

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5 including English, Physical Education or a science subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Suitable applicants will be invited to outline their sporting aptitude, academic progress and sporting career aspirations at an interview, which includes conducting a 10-minute coaching session and completion of an extended written task.

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 Sports Coaching and Development/HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport, Fitness and Uniformed Services

SCQF Level