Advanced Certificate in Coaching Sport and Fitness

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Gardyne Campus


The course is designed for candidates to develop knowledge and skills essential for further study and/or a career in the sport and fitness industries.

The course supports a daily programme of sports and fitness activities working alongside Active Schools Programmes/Coordinators 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 individual career aspirations of the individual candidate.

The course also develops knowledge and skills in the following areas – Exercise and Fitness (NPA): Sports Science: Sports Performance. Students have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as: national governing body (SCUK/ NGB Awards) coaching qualifications and First Aid.

Entry Requirements

Relevant subjects at National 5 including English, Physical Education or a science subject. You should demonstrate skill in coaching and sport, relevant academic background and/or sufficient coaching experience. Successful short-listed applicants will be invited to interview where practical and academic ability, alongside an individual interview will be conducted.

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 and Fitness

SCQF Level