Coaching and Developing Sport

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


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.

It will enable you to understand the basic concepts of sports coaching with sports development and provide a foundation for the development of your skills. You’ll be able to explore and demonstrate your own physical activity and healthy living and foster your interest and enthusiasm in this area.

You will be introduced to methods and techniques used in the sports industry which could ultimately lead to a range of employment opportunities. You’ll be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and develop transferable and employability skills such as; independent research, planning, evaluating, presenting and working in a team.

Your coaching skills will be developed and assessed in a workplace situation as a core part of this course - particularly valuable real-life experience for your future career.

Entry Requirements

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

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level