Sports Coaching and Development (HND year 1)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


The HND in Sports Coaching and Development provides the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a professional within the sector. The topics covered range from human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to sports coaching, sports development and professional practice — including research skills.

This qualification will provide you with structured opportunities to experience the culture required for successful employment in the sports coaching industry. It will allow you to develop confidence and interpersonal and leadership skills while enhancing your knowledge and expertise in sports coaching.

Year 1 includes a stand-alone, industry-recognised Professional Development Award in Sports Coaching at SCQF level 7. Year 2 advances the PDA in Sports Coaching to SCQF level 8.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and practical test.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level