Sports Coaching and Development

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This course builds on the HNC, giving a deeper understanding of the factors relevant to coaching and sport development. There’s a particular focus on sport research, sport event management and developing volunteers.

It’s a mix of practical coaching skills, academic research and writing ability. To succeed, you’ll need to be motivated and willing to carry out a lot of independent study.

Subjects may include: Improving Coaching; Coaching of Sports Performance Development; Managing Volunteers; Fitness Conditioning; Sports Mechanics; Inclusive Sport Coaching.

Entry Requirements

HNC Sports Coaching and Development. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.

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

Progression to 3rd year of a relevant degree or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level