Sports Coaching and Development

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


You’ll spend a lot of your day in the coaching environment. However there’s also a fair bit of theory and written elements, so be prepared to spend time in the classroom as well as self-study.

Subjects may include: Sports Coaching Theory and Practice; Sports Development; Coaching Children; Flexibility Training, Fitness Training and Testing, Strength and Conditioning; Inclusive Sports Provision; Psychology; Anatomy, Physiology and Energy Systems.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably including Physical Education; or Advanced Sports and Fitness (Level 6); or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. 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

2nd year entry to HND Sports Coaching and Development

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level