Coaching and Developing Sport - Borders Academy of Sporting Excellence

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


This course supports ‘talented’ performers to develop their individual skills whilst completing a nationally recognised qualification that can least to employment or entry to university (to 2nd or 3rd year in some cases).

The course covers a range of topics including: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Sports Development, Coaching Knowledge. It is designed to meet the requirements of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) providing candidates with the skills required for employment in the industry.

The course is structured around 3 days in college, for academic course work and strength and conditioning sessions, and up to 2 days expert tuition in their sport (normally through Dirt School or Scottish Rugby Academy structure).

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; English and Physical Education preferred; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

HND Year 2 in Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Sports and Exercise

SCQF Level