Coaching and Developing Sport: Adventure Sports

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus


This two year, full-time course is offered with and outdoor focus, and will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional within the adventure sports / outdoor education sector.

This course includes an embedded, stand-alone, industry-recognised Professional Development Award in Sports Coaching at that is jointly certificated with sportscotland and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Year 1:
Sports Development; Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics in Sport; Sports Coaching and Development PDA; Developing Professional Practice; Graded Unit 1; Foundations of Outdoor Activities; Work Placement; Safe Practice in Outdoor Activities

Year 2:
Fitness Conditioning in Sport; Sports Mechanics; Improving Coaching in Sport; Coaching of Sports Performance Development; Sports Development and Research; Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Units 2 and 3; Psychology of Sports Performance; Managing Volunteers in Sport and Recreation; Application and Management and Organisational Skills in Outdoor Activities; Managing a Sport or Fitness Related Event

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or another English based subject; or relevant NC or NQ programme at SCQF Level 6. Interview and fitness test.

Progression Routes

Degree level study; employment

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Education

SCQF Level